It’s been a tough few months for Sydney restaurants, with another establishment set to shutter due to building works after three years in operation.

Challis Avenue’s Bistrot 916 will close its doors at the end of this year due to the demolition and redevelopment of the corner block it resides in.

Bistrot 916 was the first venue from Dan Pepperell, Michael Clift, and Andy Tyson, who have gone on to launch some of the city’s most acclaimed and popular venues including Pellegrino 2000 and Clam Bar.

The team will also open subterranean restaurant and bar Neptune’s Grotto underneath Clam Bar in the coming months.

“It’s a shame,” says Tyson. “We are so happy with the restaurant — the vibe is amazing, our team is great, and it’s busier than ever.”

But it’s not all bad news for fans of the restaurant’s signature duck frites and lunchtime cheeseburgers — the trio are currently on the lookout for a new location to shift the restaurant to.

“This is not the end, but a new beginning,” says Pepperell. “We are excited about the possibilities and can’t wait to bring it back, better than ever.”

Bistrot 916 will continue to operate as usual until the team confirms an offical closing date.