It’s hard to say goodbye

Saying goodbye: Leo Rutishauser says it will be hard leaving Stapleton's Restaurant at Sutherland after 25 years because customers have become friends. Picture: John Veage
Saying goodbye: Leo Rutishauser says it will be hard leaving Stapleton's Restaurant at Sutherland after 25 years because customers have become friends. Picture: John Veage

It’s hard to say goodbye

RE the article ‘‘Stapleton’s duo say cheers’’ (Leader, February 14).

Congratulations on 25 successful years!You deserve a well earned break however we will miss the consistently good food and the most friendly and caring front of house staff ever! Great news for you, sad news for all your patrons.

Eileen Carter 

Congratulations Leo and Merren! A wonderful achievement, and all of these lovely comments are a credit to you both and all of your hard work.

Carly Wiseman

I was also fortunate to work for them for a year fantastic memories - good luck to you both.

Susanne Arthur 

Had many memorable family dinners at Stapleton’s. Great service, great hospitality and great food. All the best for the future Leo and Merren.

Arlene Kevina Albertyn

Oh so sad to hear. Our daughter worked there when she was living in Sydney and we went there a few times when we went to visit. Loved the food, the family were so lovely and kind to our daughter and to us. Wish you guys a long and happy retirement, you really deserve the best.

Ian Brunger 

Congratulations! I loved going there for dinner. It truly felt homelike and the food was wonderful! All the best.

Donna White 

Congrats guys. A wonderful achievement. Enjoy and embrace the next chapter in your lives. You both certainly deserve it.

Deb Blackman

Leo and Merren. All the best to both of you. You were wonderful bosses and it was great restaurant - ich liebe dich.

Nicole Shepherd 

Noooooo – best restaurant in the shire, very sad news.

Belinda Alana Baker