Entropy comes to an end

June 26, 2013

More sad news for Leicester in that Entropy is set to close on 19 July. Tom Cockerill (below, having prepared a South Devon steak and smoked oyster pie just for me – smug grin) said earlier this year that the restaurant was on the market but he has now confirmed the closure.  He wants to find a suitable Leicestershire pub to take on but at the moment is still looking.

It’s a great shame for Leicester to lose such a highly regarded and characterful independent, one that had earlier spawned a very high achieving restaurant in the city centre, and as a bar had helped kickstart the Braunstone Gate scene.  But nothing lasts for ever, or rather everything moves to a state of inert uniformity (attempted out-of-my-depth physics joke there).  Would it be too much to hope that not only will Tom find the ideal place to cook  – not too far from LE2 – but that someone else will be along to fill the space left by Entropy?  

Tom Cockerill

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3 Responses to “Entropy comes to an end”

  1. […] More sad news for Leicester in that Entropy is set to close on 19 July. Tom Cockerill (below, having prepared a South Devon steak and smoked oyster pie just for me – smug grin) said earlier this ye…  […]

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  2. Walton Andrew said

    On reading the title, I thought you meant that Entropy itself – the universal law that everything in the Universe moves from order to chaos – had “come to an end”. Very sad for the restaurant owner though – soon our high streets will be filled with nothing but chain pubs, as you say a “state of inert uniformity” – the Heat Death of the High Street in Leicester, or has that happened already?

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    • riponia said

      Excellent – I was trying to get that into the blog post title! But it’s hard to ignore the continuing drift towards blandness. I spend a fair bit of time reading industry stuff about multi-unit, brand management, Ebitda-maximising roll-outs and it can be soul-destroying stuff. I acknowledge a concept can be good or bad, and that it can be done with integrity or not, but ultimately there’s no mistaking the passion of a place that is an expression of someone’s vision and someone’s love, not just a vehicle for generating profit.

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