Fhior Garden Cafe at Secret Herb Garden to close

Sad news for fans of the Fhior Garden Cafe, as this month with be its last in the Secret Herb Garden.

Published 9th Aug 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

The Fhior Garden Cafe opened last year, but will close on 30 August.

In a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday 8 August, owner of Fhior, Scott Smith, wrote that the team were 'absolutely gutted' to close the Fhior Garden Cafe.

While the cafe has had support, built an identity and reputation, Scott writes that this has all 'come too late to recover from the last year.'

He continues: "We are devastated, more so we are heartbroken for our team there. They are the ones who have continually adapted to the changing conditions and they have done it with energy and positivity.

"What they have moulded that space to become is something we are very proud of, and we are so grateful to them."

The post continues to think Secret Herb Garden owners Hamish and Liberty and to explain that new operators are in place to take on the space and the team there.

Scott and Laura Smith took on the cafe in February 2020, and finally saw their plans for the Secret Herb Garden cafe come to light in July, after having to put everything on hold due to coronavirus.

During lockdown, the Fhior team quickly transformed their business to connect their suppliers with customers via their Root to Market approach.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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