One of Australia’s most decorated restaurants, Tetsuya’s, will close on July 31 after plans to relocate the fine diner fell through.

“I have made the very difficult decision to permanently close the restaurant after [35] years of business," chef Tetsuya Wakuda said in a statement. “We have spent the last 18 months planning the move and the new restaurant, so this was not an easy decision, but sometimes things just don't go to plan.”

Like Madonna and Adele, the world is on a first name-basis with Tetsuya, who came to Sydney in 1982, and learned French cooking techniques under Tony Bilson at the legendary Kinsela’s. He opened Tetsuya’s in Rozelle in 1989, which moved to its current location off Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD in 2000.

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Tetsuya’s has become a byword for fine dining, known around the world for its signature dish of confit ocean trout with kombu, celery salad and roe. In 2005 Wakuda was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Bookings are now open for the final days of service.

Additional reporting by Che-Marie Trigg.