One Direction’s Harry Styles Laments Closure of London Kosher Eatery – #SaveSollys
Much-loved London shawarma restaurant Solly’s is closing on Tuesday, despite a high-profile social media campaign to save the kosher eatery endorsed by One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, the UK’s Jewish News reported.
A spokesman for the musician said Styles, a non-Jew but a tremendous aficionado of Judaism who often wears a yarmulkah, was “mortified” at the news of the restaurant closing, but he denied the singer was leading a campaign to save it. The spokesman told Jewish News, “London’s culinary scene has lost huge part of its neshama,” in Hebrew, its soul.
Other rumors pointed to a new location for the kosher favorite after the Summer, but a staff member contacted by Jewish News could not confirm the chatter.
“Today is the last day,” the staffer said. “We’re closing at 4PM. It’s very sad.”
Restaurant management tweeted: “Linda & the Solly’s team would like to thank you for your loyalty over the years. It was a pleasure! #SaveSollys“.