A West End restaurant has announced its permanent closure citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason. 

El Gusto, on Gibson Street, revealed they closing down after seven years.

The Spanish eatery thanked customers and friends for support in a social media post. 

Posted on Saturday evening, the statement reads: "Regrettably, tonight was our last service in El Gusto. 

"We’re very sad to say Covid beat us in the end and we’re closing for good.

"We’d like to thank all our customers and friends for their support over the past seven years.

"We’ll miss you all, we’ve made some great memories and had good times together."

It comes after Glasgow Licensing Board urged that the government allow all premises serving food to stay open. 

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Current coronavirus restrictions which saw the majority of Glasgow's hospitality close have been extended for another week. 

Disappointed punters reacted to the closure. 

Emma Strachan wrote: "Oh no Guillermo, we’re so sad to hear this. This is such a terrible shame and so upsetting that you’re having to close.

"We really hope you move onto another amazing venture. Thank you for your amazing food and wonderful service. We’ll miss you."

Mikel Robertorena added: "So sorry to hear this sad news. You’re food and service were amazing. Best of luck to you and your staff for the future."