The michelin-starred restaurant has been trading for seven years, under the ownership of James Wilkins and Christine Vayssade. The site has traded as a restaurant for over 20 years, having operated as Culinaria and Red Snapper, prior to Wilks arrival.
Commenting on the sale, Wilkins said: “It has been a difficult decision for Christine and I to make. It was always our dream to set up a fine dining restaurant together. We opened Wilks over seven years ago and we are so grateful it has been such a success.
“Bristol has welcomed us with open arms and we wish to offer our sincerest thanks to all our wonderful customers, suppliers and staff, past and present, who have helped us to develop Wilks into the restaurant it is today.”
He added:“As for our reasons to sell the restaurant, we have been approached for an exciting and challenging new project outside the UK that we could not turn down.
“Christine and I travelled with our jobs for years before settling in Bristol and the idea of discovering a new country is very enticing to us.”
The sale of Wilks is being handled by Kevin Conibear of Fleurets.