An award-winning Michelin-recommended Moy restaurant is to close its doors for good next month.
Conor and Ellie McCabrey, owners of ‘Chapter V’, based on Killyman Street, made the shock announcement on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
The couple have run the hugely popular establishment for the last eight years but will now close the doors for the final time on Sunday, July 9.
“We have had the most amazing time over the last eight years as ‘Chapter V’ in the Moy, and it has been an absolute pleasure to have welcomed every single person through our doors during this time,” they wrote.
“We have been incredibly blessed to have had such a truly amazing team by our side throughout this chapter of our lives and would like to thank everyone involved.
“I have been a chef now for 37 years; I have given this career my heart and soul (and then some) but now, at this point in my life I now want to take the opportunity to live life at a slower pace. And so, I am now ready to hang up my apron, for now…”
Conor has worked alongside his wife Ellie over the last number of years, something he says “has been more than I could ever have dreamt of in my chef career”.
“I always promised myself I was going to finish my career on a high and this year has been exceptional for us both.”
The restaurant won Co. Tyrone Restaurant of the Year, Conor won Chef of the Year, and his wife Ellie picked up Restaurant Manager of the Year.
“Some might say I’m being biased but this one was truly well deserved I could never have wished for a better wing woman by my side. Ellie cared just as much as I did that our guests enjoyed their evening in our company.”
The restaurant has retained its Michelin recommendation, first awarded back in 2020.
“There are far too many people at this stage to personally thank right now without offending, but I’m hoping that we have both shown our appreciation to you all throughout the years.
“There will also be many rumours & speculations as to the sudden closing of a successful restaurant, we would expect as such. But coming straight from the horses mouth; both myself and my wife gave Chapter V everything we had, just like we promised each other we would from the first evening we opened our doors.
“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved in a short period of time and so honestly, our reason for making this big decision is that we just now want to enjoy some quality time with our family and close friends. That’s where our hearts are right now. It’s as simple as that.”
Conor said all in date vouchers will be honoured and for anyone with one to contact the restaurant on 028 8778 4521 to arrange for a booking as soon as possible.