Catalunya restaurant closes at Fullerton Pavilion

The interior of Catalunya Singapore at The Fullerton Pavilion.
The interior of Catalunya Singapore at The Fullerton Pavilion.PHOTO: CATALUNYA
The interior of Catalunya Singapore at The Fullerton Pavilion.
The interior of Catalunya Singapore at The Fullerton Pavilion.PHOTO: CATALUNYA

SINGAPORE - After opening to much fanfare in July 2012, Spanish restaurant Catalunya at the Fullerton Pavilion, which offers stunning views of Marina Bay, has closed.

A spokesman said it will move to a new location.

The 200-seat restaurant's last day of operations was on June 2.

The restaurant released a brief statement to The Straits Times on Tuesday (June 7), in response to the paper's queries. It announced the closure, saying that its new home will be "unveiled in a big way, when the time is right".

So far, a venue has not been found yet.

The dome-shaped Fullerton Pavilion is part of The Fullerton Heritage, which includes The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, One Fullerton and The Fullerton Waterboat House. There are more than 30 restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.

Mr Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Heritage, did not give further details of Catalunya's closure, but said that there will be a new tenant, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The restaurant, which was run by a team of chefs and service staff from the now-defunct elBulli in Spain, served tapas and other Catalan specialities and had a buzzing bar with innovative cocktails.

There is a branch in Wan Chai in Hong Kong, which opened in 2013.