Dalston’s Screwdriver closes after six months

Basque restaurant Screwdriver, located in Dalston has closed after six months in business.

The restaurant, opened by former Polpo and Five Points Brewing company operators Alexis and Emmanuel Ross, specialised in pintxo dishes cooked on a plancha grill. Upon the restaurant’s opening, the restaurateur brothers claimed they wanted its service to be its hallmark.

Screwdriver, based on Dalston’s Ridley Road, has been listed online as ‘permanently closed’, with a Catering Today email to its address receiving the response “Screwdriver is closed”.

Upon launching Screwdriver last July, the restaurant’s operators, said: “We want Screwdriver to be somewhere everyone feels welcome. Our calling card is service: we think we can be up there with the very best London has to offer — but in an informal, charming and totally unpretentious fashion.”

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