Hinckley’s Kiki Wong permanently closes

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 September 2020

HINCKLEY’s very own Chinese restaurant on Castle Street, Kiki Wong, have announced that they have permanently closed their doors today.

Photo supplied by Google Street View

The Upper Castle Street-based restaurant, adjacent to the town’s Pestle and Mortar pub, was owned by James and Kiki Wong.

This comes as a blow to Castle Street after the street also lost their Spanish tapas-themed cafe and restaurant, Cafe Espanol, just a few months ago.

Before the space was snapped up by the Chinese restaurant, the unit was once home to The Gurkha Restaurant, who specialised in Nepalese cuisine, based on traditional food from the country of Nepal.

In the saddening statement on social media today, the duo took to their official Facebook page to announce the closure of the location.

James Wong and Kiki Wong said: “We are very sad and sorry to announce that we have decided to close our restaurant as of today.

“We would like to thank all our customers who have supported us these last seven years.

“We have made so many new friends and lots of fond memories. We will miss you all.”

Whilst Kiki Wong’s have sadly closed their doors today, Hinckley’s town centre has recently welcomed a few new names last month in August.

New openings

Including newly-launched discount store MaxiSaver’s first location, family-owned cafe and bar RuSiana’s, and Shape-U, an appointment-only personal training studio.

Hinckley is yet to welcome their new live music venue, Revival, who are currently in the process of renovating and refurbishing the former Gravity sports bar under new management, opening late September at the latest.

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