UK celebrity restaurant Quaglino’s closes after woman celebrating 50th birthday dies, possibly related to oysters

A leading London restaurant has been forced to close after a female diner died of a mystery illness following a 50th birthday celebration there.

Quaglino’s was shut by management this week after the death of the Denise Martin who dined at the eatery with five friends on Saturday night.

The Health Protection Agency says it is investigating food poisoning as a possible cause of death.

Mother-of-two Ms Martin was found dead in her bed by partner Roy Johal,52, on Tuesday – three days after the meal which saw her eat oysters for the first time.

Last night the restaurant refused to comment, other than to confirm it had reopened following a two-day closure.