Miller and Carter steakhouse has sunk even deeper into water at Lakeside ... trends now

Miller and Carter steakhouse has sunk even deeper into water at Lakeside ... trends now
Miller and Carter steakhouse has sunk even deeper into water at Lakeside ... trends now

Miller and Carter steakhouse has sunk even deeper into water at Lakeside ... trends now

A stricken paddle steamer hosting a popular steak restaurant that began sinking in Essex last month has fallen further below the water line, dramatic new pictures show.

The floating Miller and Carter steakhouse, at the Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock began sinking into the site's lake on December 23, as staff were preparing for lunch service.  

A Miller & Carter spokesman said a structural assessment of the vessel would happen this month. This has yet to take place. 

The partial sinking left dozens of Christmas diners disappointed as all bookings were cancelled and the restaurant was closed. 

Now, barriers have sealed off the entrance to the restaurant, although no workers were seen on site when pictures were taken yesterday for MailOnline.  

A stricken paddle steamer hosting a popular steak restaurant that began sinking in Essex last month has fallen further below the water line, dramatic new pictures show

A stricken paddle steamer hosting a popular steak restaurant that began sinking in Essex last month has fallen further below the water line, dramatic new pictures show

The images show how the entirety of the restaurant's ground floor is now submerged in several feet of water

The images show how the entirety of the restaurant's ground floor is now submerged in several feet of water

They show how the entirety of the restaurant's ground floor is now submerged in several feet of water. 

Last month, the front of the restaurant was still above the water line but has now slipped beneath the surface.

A sign pinned to the barriers that seal off the gangway is titled 'Please excuse our appearance' and adds: 'We are working hard to have this issue resolved and hope to have everything looking spic and span shortly. 

'Thank you for your understanding.'

Last month, the front of the restaurant (above) was still above the water line but has now slipped beneath the surface

Last month, the front of the restaurant (above) was still above the water line but has now slipped beneath the surface

A sign pinned to the barriers that seal off the gangway is titled 'Please excuse our appearance' and adds: 'We are working hard to have this issue resolved and hope to have everything looking spic and span shortly. Thank you for your understanding'

A sign pinned to the barriers that seal off the gangway is titled 'Please excuse our appearance' and adds: 'We are working hard to have this issue resolved and hope to have everything looking spic and span shortly. Thank you for your understanding'

Pictures taken yesterday show how the ground floor of the restaurant is now submerged in at least two feet of water

Pictures taken yesterday show how the ground floor of the restaurant is now submerged in at least two feet of water

The restaurant was spotted sinking into the lake, which is about 50ft deep, at around 11am on December 23. 

One onlooker who posted a video of the sinking venue told how it was 'going down like the Titanic.' 

Excited children gathered at the water front to catch a glimpse of the restaurant as it sank. 

Customers took to social media to complain that they would have to make other arrangements for Christmas Day.

Izabella Barcikowska, 48, the general manager of nearby restaurant Las Iguanas said at the time: 'I looked out of the window and all the staff from Miller and Carters were in the boardwalk.

'I look across

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