Gordon Hammersley filets a hake fish in the kitchen of Hammersley's Bistro in 1994.
Gordon Hammersley filets a hake fish in the kitchen of Hammersley's Bistro in 1994.
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Hamersley’s Bistro, a South End institution, is set to close in October. After 27 years of cooking some of Boston’s favorite meals, owners Gordon and Fiona Hamersley are ready to move on, according to The Boston Globe:

“Fiona and I have had a 27-year wonderful experience working in the restaurant, but we came to a point in our careers where it was a good stopping point,” Hamersley says by phone. Both are in their 60s. He plans to take some time off and reflect, he says. “Then I’m going to work very hard to write the second book I have not been able to get off the ground for 12 years,” a follow-up to the 2003 volume “Bistro Cooking at Home,” “and continue to work very hard mentoring the young cooks in town.”

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The space and license are already accounted for, with a new restaurant slated to open its doors by January 2015. Click here to read the full Boston Globe story.