Rob Palmer

Acclaimed chef Josh Niland has closed the doors of two Sydney stores.

Charcoal Fish in Rose Bay and Fish Butchery’s Paddington location both ceased trading on 31 March.

A spokesperson told Nine the reason for Charcoal Fish’s departure was due to “the variable seasonality of that location”, with the store’s Instagram bio reading “closed. For now”.

Fish Butchery’s operations have been rolled into one location, with all processing to take place in the concept’s larger Waterloo shopfront, which will remain open to the public on the weekends.

The store supplies all the seafood to Niland’s current portfolio of venues which includes Saint Peter in Paddington and Petermen in St Leonards.

A spokesperson said existing Charcoal Fish vouchers will be redeemable at other venues and that staff “will be incorporated into existing businesses where possible”.

The chef recently fronted the opening of his first restaurant in Singapore Fysh, and will soon move Saint Peter into the Grand National Hotel, a project that has been in the works since 2022.

While the official opening date has yet to be announced, the venue is slated to open shortly.