Hi Julia, when I last went a couple of months ago Orville mentioned to me that they do close a couple of months a year and they planned to this year as well but they will reopen I think end of July so don't be to disheartened.
Does anyone know what's happened to O Tower? Passed by last night after a weeks holiday and saw a legal notice on the door that the owners had taken back control of the shop. It's a shame if O tower has gone for good. I always enjoyed the food and the brusque welcome from Sheila!
I was slightly perplexed by the refurb - it lasted several months, and yet the restaurant didn't look any different when it reopened.
I enjoyed the food here, but I'm not sure Orville's business acumen matched his cooking. Important to any restaurant's success (with very few exceptions) are decor, atmosphere, consistent opening hours, signage and marketing; all of which left a lot to be desired here.
Nonetheless, a shame. Despite its faults, I liked this place and will miss it.