Chef Jesse Dunford Wood has announced the closure of his north west London restaurant saying it "was not busy enough".

The restaurateur opened Harvest in Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, in May last year.

Writing on Instagram on April 6 he described the restaurant as a "career defining project" and compared the closure to a breakup, saying it was "heartbreaking".

"Walking away from something you have invested yourself into is pretty painful," he said.

"Over the last week, as we closed the business, tears were shed, building emptied, people informed. 

"It has been a complex week."

Dunford Wood, who took over the site of curry house Bawarchi, said the team "created a beautiful restaurant" remodelling the interior.

"We cooked wonderful food & incredible drinks - great staff - literally a career defining project for me."

Harvest was conceived as a hybrid of Jesse's other ventures - the nearby Parlour in Regent Street, and Six Portland Road in Holland Park.

In his post he said both are in a "strong position" and that "there is still a bright future for us here".

Jesse trained with the likes of Rowley Leigh and Michael Caines before opening the National Dining Rooms with Oliver Peyton and then relaunching The Mall Tavern. He opened his first solo venture Parlour in 2012.

He said: "We will move on to better, greater things I am sure - but let's take a moment to admire, remember & salut all that we created.

"Lest we forget.

"As was said so often by tennis legend Billie Jean King 'Pressure is a privilege'."