Restaurant 44 was the passion project of a very clever chap called Andrew Cock. Fed up of the usual chain fayre, Andrew, in conjunction with his wife Nicki and daughter Hannah, launched 44. No expense was spared with the design; the restaurant stood head and shoulders above the rest in terms of atmosphere and offering. Unfortunately, the team suffered a serious staffing issue and decided to close the doors just three months in. We were bitterly disappointed for Andrew, Niki and Hannah, but know that they’re enjoying life a lot more without a restaurant (there’s no industry quite like it)!