West Kirby brasserie Mon Ami has closed its doors after just 10 months of trading.
The restaurant opened last May on Banks Road, at the site previously occupied by Pickled Walnut.
It was operated by the company that owns the Wheatsheaf, the Nags Head and Burtons at the Manor.
The closure was sudden – they had been advertising a special Mother’s Day menu.
In a statement, Mon Ami told West Kirby Today: “Due to the current economic climate and the cost of living crisis we find ourselves struggling to keep the business going.
They added: “We are absolutely gutted to be honest, all the feedback we received was fantastic but unfortunately people are unable to spend at the moment. Eating out has become a luxury.”
The unit was once home to long-standing success stories such as Scog’s and What’s Cooking, but has more recently seen dining concepts come and go in relatively quick succession.