Covid cases force Tom Kitchin to close The Bonnie Badger in East Lothian

Celebrity chef Tom Kitchin has announced the temporary closure of The Bonnie Badger in Gullane, East Lothian.

The award-winning chef, who along with wife Michaela runs Edinburgh eateries The Kitchin, the Scran and Scallie and the Southside Scran bistro, took the decision after three confirmed Covid-19 cases were linked to The Bonnie Badger.

An announcement on social media said the move was “purely for safety”.

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In a post on Twitter, Kitchin wrote: “We have just had 3 confirmed COVID cases linked to @bonniebadgerg.

“To ensure the safety of all guests, diners & team we have decided with Health Protection Scotland to close temporarily to allow a further deep clean of all areas. We are sorry but this is purely for safety.”

The Bonnie Badger, on Gullane’s Main Street, first opened its doors in December 2018.

The former Golf Inn was recognised as an AA 5 Gold Star Restaurant with rooms just two months after opening.

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