Ed Sheeran has run up a hefty bar bill at his trendy eaterie.
The star’s London diner, Bertie Blossoms, has debts of £1million. He opened the bar in London’s Portobello Road in 2019 but then was forced to close due to the pandemic. The firm he set up with manager Stuart Camp to run the boozer – called That Dive Bar Portobello Ltd – has just filed its annual accounts for 2022.
It shows total debts of £1m – up from £887,045 in 2021. Books sent to Companies House this week show the firm has a staff of six – down from 10 in 2020. Ed was forced to close the place just months after opening its doors to customers in a glitzy launch.
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Sheeran, who is worth £300m, paid £1.5m for the Notting Hill restaurant and he refused to furlough his team – insisting instead on covering their wages during the lockdown. The singer kept customers interested in his new venture by launching a weekly wine club so fans could sample his favourite supermarket tipple during lockdown.
The singing star is a plonk buff and Bertie Blossoms has pricey booze costing up to £125 a bottle. But with the trendy place closed due to the pandemic, his restaurant’s Instagram page was recommending cheaper high street wine.
One post said: “Rejoice! It’s Wednesday which only means its supermarket Wednesday wine club. How are we all doing on this lockdown? It’s another glorious day outside today so I’ve decided to showcase another rose. This week’s wine comes from le Bijou and it’s their flagship rose ‘Sophie Valrose’ Waitrose £6.99.
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