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Steak Lobster & Co in Felixstowe to close due to 'climate of severe staff shortages'

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A Suffolk restaurant has made the difficult decision to close its doors due to 'severe staff shortages'.

The popular Steak Lobster & Co, in Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, announced the decision to its customers on Facebook yesterday.

"It is with sad news that we are today announcing the difficult decision to close the Steak & Lobster restaurant in Felixstowe permanently," a post said.

Steak & Lobster Co. Picture: Google Maps. (49930721)
Steak & Lobster Co. Picture: Google Maps. (49930721)

"We are coming to the end of our lease and we feel it’s too risky to renew our lease with the current climate of severe staff shortages within the hospitality industry.

"We have helped many of our staff members find employment at local venues within the town and would just like to thank them for all their hard work over the years and we wish them all the best in the future.

The restaurant is regarded as one of the best places to eat in Felixstowe, with a rating of four-and-a-half stars out of five on Tripadvisor from 116 reviews.

The company added: "We would also like to offer our sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to all of our customers for the support over the years. We will miss you all."