French restaurant Bistrot916 to be demolished to make way for development

Bistrot916, famous for its French-inspired cuisine in Potts Point, will cease operations at the end of the year after receiving a demolition eviction notice.

Co-owner and chef Daniel Pepperell told they had mixed feelings about the closure.

A popular Sydney restaurant has been forced to close its doors to make way for a new property development.  (Instagram/Bistrot916)

“Of course, we’re all upset with the news of the demolition,” Pepperell said.

“At the same time, we are very proud of what we have accomplished in our four years and excited to give it our all over the past few months and make them special for everyone.”

Pepperell and his co-owners Mikey Clift and Andy Tyson announced the news in a joint statement on Instagram this morning.

The trio is also behind other popular venues like Clam Bar and Pellegrino 2000, where Taylor Swift made a high-profile visit during her Eras Tour.

Pepperell said they were “definitely considering relocating Bistrot916,” but wanted to prioritize their up-and-coming venture, Neptune’s Grotto.

While no official closing date has been set, Pepperrell said they are looking forward to “giving it their all” during the time they have left.

“We are very fortunate to have a great local customer base and we love our Potts Point community and really appreciate how they have embraced Bistrot 916 over the past few years,” he said.

“We look forward to seeing each and every one of them over the next 6 months and giving it our all.”