Miller & Carter Floating Restaurant at Lakeside Shopping Center is sinking | UK news | Daily News Byte

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A floating restaurant in a lakeside shopping center in Essex has begun to sink.

Photographs show the converted paddle steamer, which housed the Miller and Carter Steakhouse, sinking.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said “everyone was safely evacuated” from the restaurant, meaning they did not need to attend.

A spokesman said: “We were informed of the incident, but as there was no-one onboard there was no risk to life and therefore we did not need to attend.

“This incident is being dealt with by the venue owners.”

A message on the restaurant’s Facebook page from the “Miller & Carter Lakeside Management Team” said it would be “closed until further notice due to structural issues”.

He added: “We will contact every guest as soon as possible, for safety reasons we are unable to access our restaurant to answer any phone calls.

“Management will call all guests with the next booking. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

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The restaurant’s website describes the two-story venue as “floating on the shores of the lake at Lakeside Shopping Center.”

According to a post on the page, the restaurant was renovated in October 2019.

Lakeside Shopping Center in Thurrock, Essex
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Lakeside Shopping Center in Thurrock, Essex

Miller & Carter’s is a steakhouse chain that is part of the Mitchells & Butlers group, which owns Harvester and Toby’s Carvery.

The chain has more than 100 restaurants across the UK and claims to serve one million steaks each year.

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