A much-loved restaurant has announced its closure after operating for 31 years.

Established in 1992, Banner's in Park Road, Crouch End, has become a well-known establishment in the community.

The restaurant has a Bob Dylan table after the singer-songwriter dined at the place in August 1993.

Announcing the closure on Instagram, owner Juliette Banner wrote: “I could write this message with a heavy heart, but instead it’s filled with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and accomplishment.

“To the people of Crouch End and anyone who has walked through our doors over the past 30 years – Banner’s will be closing in September."

She said that staff were "emotional" when she announced the news to them.

“It was a pure representation of the character of this wonderful group of people, who have self-styled the vibe of the restaurant over the years.”

The owner added: “I was 27 when I bought the old kebab shop that then became Banner’s. It’s been 31 years of darn hard work for everyone, innumerable laughs and lifetime friendships formed. Very importantly, it’s still hugely enjoyable. A good point to exit!

“But it’s certainly not cheerio yet, just a heads up to you, our truly exceptional Banner’s customers, that we are here until sometime in September.”

Many people responded on Instagram calling the news an “end of an era”.

One person wrote: “Banners IS Crouch End! I remember that’s what swung it to move there in the 90’s, what a special place.”

Another person wrote: “We are so sad to be losing our wonderful neighbours. We love you guys, just not going to be the same.”