Robotazia, a unique robot restaurant with a sci-fi theme opened in Milton Keynes’ Theatre District two years ago, has now closed.
The owners of the restaurant in Central Milton Keynes posted a statement on their website announcing the news of its closure.
The restaurant was known for hosting kids’ events, featuring waste-recycling robots that took orders and then delivered food to tables.
In August 2020, the restaurant in Savoy Crescent on Lower Twelfth Street opened its doors to rave reviews.
Robotazia decided to open its first science fiction-themed restaurant in Milton Keynes, complete with specially made sci-fi fittings and backdrops.
The restaurant battled through a time when many small businesses shut down, but as cash-strapped patrons dried up, the business has permanently closed.
A announcement issued by Robotazia stated: “Having battled through the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 and absorbed many losses from covid lockdowns,
“We are faced once again with new “significant challenges” driven by steeply rising costs, principally food and utilities, recruitment and retention issues, and a decline in revenue as a result of the current cost-of-living crisis.
“We have explored a number of options to safeguard the future of Robotazia, its staff and the robots, as our popularity and love has grown greatly since opening.
“We had begun improvements which had to be halted as our forecast increase in utilities became insurmountable.
“Robotazia’s days have come to an end and the company and its venue are forced to close.