A North East venue has announced it will be cutting its restaurant service due to current financial pressures.

Vine in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough announced on Tuesday (August 1) it had made "the difficult decision" to cut its restaurant service for the foreseeable future citing the current financial climate.

The venue, located on Roman Road, said this factor has made it impossible for them to continue as normal.

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The business said it will continue as a cafe, bar and events space, and thanked customers for their support over the years.

A spokesperson for Vine said: "To all our valued customers, We have made the hugely difficult decision to cut restaurant services for the foreseeable future.

"As you are all aware the hospitality industry has been massively affected by the current financial climate and this has unfortunately made it impossible for us to continue as normal.

"This decision has been heartbreaking for us, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that have supported us over these last few years, it's been one heck of a rollercoaster!

"However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will be operating as a cafe, bar, and event space to keep on giving you fantastic craft beer, wines, cocktails, and live music.

"A jam-packed August is coming up with lots more events planned to keep you guys entertained."

The venue said vouchers customers may have will be redeemable against food, drinks, and any ticketed event.

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The location specialised in seafood but also featured Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine.

Last year, it was handed a one-star hygiene rating by inspectors and told it needed to improve.

The eatery still holds this rating at the time of writing.