"Unfortunately we have had to take the most difficult decision to close our doors a little early for the winter."
Fika Rooftop bar, based in Bray, has quickly become a go-to spot for food and drink. They opened in summer 2020 and became instantly successful for their sensational small plates, cocktails, and of course, their stunning views of the Bray seafront.
Unfortunately, Fika has been forced to close earlier than expected for the winter due to the current economic climate.
In their Instagram post they said this of their decision to close:
"Unfortunately we have had to take the most difficult decision to close our doors a little early for the winter. With the current economic crisis and constant rise in costs affecting every aspect of Fika we’ve been left with no choice but to say goodbye for the winter."
They are not the first Bray business to do so; Joe's Chicken made a similar announcement in October, although they didn't refer to the current cost of living crisis as the reason behind closing for the season.
Bray only said farewell to Box Burger on Sunday, a staple for locals and visiting tourists alike. They had been open for seven years, but stated they had been "left with no other option" but to close due to "rising costs".
We hope to see the return of Fika to Bray in the springtime.
Header image via Instagram/fikarooftop