Gem lost to diners

ONE of the gems of the Clarence Valley fine dining scene has closed its doors and it could be for the last time.

The Chatsworth Island Restaurant had been open for three days a week, but as of earlier this month it is no longer taking customers.

The former general store, which was transformed into a sophisticated restaurant in a major two-year project by two prominent Brisbane solicitors, gained a strong reputation as a place to dine out.

Unfortunately it seems the isolation of the restaurant brought about its undoing.

The downturn in the economy also appears to have been partly responsible.

Chatsworth Island Restaurant hasn't been lost altogether and is still operating as a function centre for events such as weddings and birthdays.

The owners also run the Coffee Art Cafe in the Maclean town centre and it is still in full operation.

Although they refused to comment on the recent closure it's believed there may still be a chance that the restaurant could one day reopen for business.

For bookings or inquiries regarding functions at the Chatsworth Island restaurant phone 0448 464 686.

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