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Chinese restaurant near St George’s Shopping Centre closes and reopens

Posted on - 2nd July, 2016 - 2:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, News, Preston City Centre, Restaurants
A good helping at The Chinese Buffet in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A good helping at The Chinese Buffet in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A restaurant in Preston city centre closed its doors for five days.

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The Chinese Buffet which is part of the St George’s Shopping Centre on the Friargate side had legal notices in the window.

A statement initially went up on the restaurant chain’s website on Monday 27 June.

It stated: “Our Preston branch is closed today due to unforeseen circumstances We apologise for any inconvenience caused We will keep you updated with more information soon.”

IRAF UK Dragon, who own the St George’s centre, has applied for permission to enter the premises due to an issue with the lease.

Entrance to the Chinese Buffet in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

Entrance to the Chinese Buffet in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

On Saturday (2 July) a manager at the premises told the Lancashire Evening Post the restaurant had renegotiated its lease.

The restaurant, at 22/23 Friargate, has operated in Preston since 2012 and has a three and a half star rating on TripAdvisor.

It is ranked 132nd out of 448 restaurants in Preston.

Related: What did we make of the Chinese Buffet when we visited?

The buffet restaurant is one of ten across the North of England, owned by David Hu and head chef Ken Cheung.

The news comes after St George’s Shopping Centre’s owners applied to convert three shops in the Rotunda area of the building into a new restaurant.

Ever eat at The Chinese Buffet? Let us know in the comments below

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