Risto on Beckenham High street had its last day of trading on Sunday. There is a notice in the window that says "We would like to thank you for all the support you have given us over the years and wish you all the best for the future. Kind regards, Franco and the team."
Tributes on Facebook were pouring. Shelley Brooker said: "It is sad. We had many a fun evening there. It's one of the very very few authentic Italian restaurants around."
Katie Chin said: "Oh no. Such lovely food and great service." And others said “"The food is quite possibly the best Italian food I have tasted outside of Italy.”
This is said news given the regeneration of the high street and has come at the same time as new eateries open such as Burger and Bubbles, with Poached just down the road.
Do we now have too many eateries in Beckenham?