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messageSaucy closed closing
Posted by teddyboy23 February 14, 05:49PM

Saucy is closing if not already closed today.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by JohnL February 14, 06:23PM

"Permanently closed" status on Facebook - you wouldn't see it if you weren't looking for it and "This account doesn’t exist" on twitter.

Just vanished ... sad



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was february 14, 06:24pm by JohnL.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Flyingspur09 February 14, 07:38PM

Yes has permanently closed. No menu's to view, website doesn't work and should be open from yesterday but was not. Sad story but clearly wasn't profitable.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by intexasatthe moment February 15, 07:57AM

Oh I'm sorry to hear that ,they put so much work and effort into it .The owners must be gutted .

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by TheCat February 15, 08:25AM

Blimey....that's a shame for the owners. 18 months of prep for 6 months of trading...

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by mrwb February 15, 08:32AM

Sad news, didn't even go yet. Probably evidence it was burger joint saturation on the lane too. With GBK, Meat Liquor and the pubs too. A lot of competition.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by PSJ February 15, 11:47AM

Ah, a shame to lose this, but after the much delayed start it must have made the financials difficult.

They did a very good vegan burger.

If anyone is interested in good vegan burgers, I can recommend the one from the Picturehouse.

Best wishes to them.

I'd love something like Seacow to come back.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by DovertheRoad February 15, 02:36PM

RIP Saucy. It's gutting when you've put so much time, energy and capital into it. But you learn, dust yourself down and move on.

It always seemed fairly busy when I passed by - which shows how tight margins are these days to make any eatery viable.

It's no consolation but I guess the work they did to get the building back to modern standards after the neglect with the Curry Cabin lease will benefit the next leaseholder.

Good luck to the team behind Saucy with their next endeavours.



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messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by EDmummy February 15, 02:42PM

Sign out front says closed due to serious illness and overseas relocation. Shame they couldn’t sell as a going concern.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by NewWave February 15, 07:10PM

EDmummy Wrote:
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> Sign out front says closed due to serious illness
> and overseas relocation. Shame they couldn’t sell
> as a going concern.

If it is indeed true about the serious illness then thats very sad.
Am I correct in thinking they had some problem with their original chef injuring his hand and unable to work or something which delayed their trading? Or was that somewhere else?
I felt it was somewhat jinxed from the start.
we actually never went or felt any desire to go because of the food offering being limited to the burger and chip end of the spectrum which just never appealed.
Especially with GBK and Meatliquor on the same road had we fancied a burger (a VERY VERY rare occurrence in our household) we would have gone to Meatliquor.
It would be great if something to replace the much lamented Brickhouse opened in its place.
somewhere with great all day breakfasts, soups and salads.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by DovertheRoad February 17, 01:47AM

NewWave Wrote:
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> It would be great if something to replace the much
> lamented Brickhouse opened in its place.
> somewhere with great all day breakfasts, soups and
> salads.

You mean...gasp...somewhere on the Lane that sells simple, healthy food? Yeah that would be great as options are limited. But Signora, whilst not shouting loud about it does a brilliant job of that I find. Prices are reasonable too.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by DovertheRoad February 17, 01:48AM

EDmummy Wrote:
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> Sign out front says closed due to serious illness
> and overseas relocation. Shame they couldn’t sell
> as a going concern.

Yeah that's a real shame. Wouldn't blame anyone for relocating overseas at the moment.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Seabag February 17, 11:07AM

Signora ?

Where’s that?

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by sheff February 17, 11:31AM

Next to Hisar.. Where Mon P'tit Chou used to be.

I agree, it's pretty good for a bowl of pasta (with or without kids) and a salad etc...

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by julesheaton February 17, 07:55PM

Hi Guys, I'm the owner of Saucy/Saucy Chip. I said very clearly we are closing due to 'ill health and relocation overseas' Both very true. I didn't say we were "seriously ill" nor have we closed because there are too many burger restaurants on the street", chicken was actually one of our biggest sellers!

Quite simply we are moving out of the Dulwich area (and part time in France) as operators and I'm having a very significant bit of surgery.

Massively appreciate all the fantastic, lovely well wishes given the money, love, sweat and tears that went into the site I was so passionate about. Good news is I'm developing the brand outside of Dulwich and internationally so for those of you that came and enjoyed in Dulwich, of which there are many, we'll keep in touch😊 Thank you loads Jules xx

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by siousxiesue February 17, 08:52PM

sheff Wrote:
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> Next to Hisar.. Where Mon P'tit Chou used to be.
>
> I agree, it's pretty good for a bowl of pasta
> (with or without kids) and a salad etc...


I like Signoria a lot but it could be a tad healthier! Salads are unimaginative and only white pasta is served, although they do great fish dishes.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Frankito February 17, 10:32PM

All the best!


julesheaton Wrote:
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> Hi Guys, I'm the owner of Saucy/Saucy Chip. I said
> very clearly we are closing due to 'ill health and
> relocation overseas' Both very true. I didn't say
> we were "seriously ill" nor have we closed because
> there are too many burger restaurants on the
> street", chicken was actually one of our biggest
> sellers!
>
> Quite simply we are moving out of the Dulwich area
> (and part time in France) as operators and I'm
> having a very significant bit of surgery.
>
> Massively appreciate all the fantastic, lovely
> well wishes given the money, love, sweat and tears
> that went into the site I was so passionate about.
> Good news is I'm developing the brand outside of
> Dulwich and internationally so for those of you
> that came and enjoyed in Dulwich, of which there
> are many, we'll keep in touch😊 Thank you
> loads Jules xx

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Abe_froeman February 18, 11:33AM

Yes good luck for the future. Really enjoyed every meal at Saucy and it's a great loss to Lordship Lane.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Seabag February 18, 03:06PM

Best of luck Jules

Health first is a good thing

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by NewWave February 18, 08:13PM

julesheaton Wrote:
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> Hi Guys, I'm the owner of Saucy/Saucy Chip. I said
> very clearly we are closing due to 'ill health and
> relocation overseas' Both very true. I didn't say
> we were "seriously ill" nor have we closed because
> there are too many burger restaurants on the
> street", chicken was actually one of our biggest
> sellers!
>
> Quite simply we are moving out of the Dulwich area
> (and part time in France) as operators and I'm
> having a very significant bit of surgery.
>
> Massively appreciate all the fantastic, lovely
> well wishes given the money, love, sweat and tears
> that went into the site I was so passionate about.
> Good news is I'm developing the brand outside of
> Dulwich and internationally so for those of you
> that came and enjoyed in Dulwich, of which there
> are many, we'll keep in touch😊 Thank you
> loads Jules xx

good luck in the new venture and wishing you well through your surgery

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Ontherun February 18, 11:06PM

julesheaton Wrote:
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> Hi Guys, I'm the owner of Saucy/Saucy Chip. I said
> very clearly we are closing due to 'ill health and
> relocation overseas' Both very true. I didn't say
> we were "seriously ill" nor have we closed because
> there are too many burger restaurants on the
> street", chicken was actually one of our biggest
> sellers!
>
> Quite simply we are moving out of the Dulwich area
> (and part time in France) as operators and I'm
> having a very significant bit of surgery.
>
> Massively appreciate all the fantastic, lovely
> well wishes given the money, love, sweat and tears
> that went into the site I was so passionate about.
> Good news is I'm developing the brand outside of
> Dulwich and internationally so for those of you
> that came and enjoyed in Dulwich, of which there
> are many, we'll keep in touch😊 Thank you
> loads Jules xx

Very best of luck in your next venture. We'll miss you - a really bright and fun addition to the Lane, my teens loved your menu. Wishing you lots of luck with the surgery, your recuperation and the relocation to France. We'll always look out for Saucy and hope we come across you in future either in the UK or in France (we go there a lot!) Xx

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by EastDulwicher March 03, 02:34PM

So sad to see you go - a great addition and both we and our kids loved the food, atmosphere and ice cream! Best of luck in your future endeavours and wishing you well soon.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by bloodoranges March 09, 11:50AM

Hopefully someone can pick up the site, as it's nice inside!

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by Dodo1 March 12, 10:41AM

Hi
I feel very sorry for the staff.
They did not get any warning; which I think was very unfair.

messageRe: Saucy closed closing
Posted by seenbeen March 12, 12:42PM

Dodo1 Wrote:
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> Hi
> I feel very sorry for the staff.
> They did not get any warning; which I think was
> very unfair.

Par for the course these days...last I heard Merlin Entertainments (Legoland etc etc) operate with zero hours contracts


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