One of Preston’s best-known restaurants, Duk-Pond, has suddenly closed
The news has stunned food-lovers across the city.
The popular Cross Street eaterie confirmed the news today on twitter.
The restaurant, run by Andrea Mellon, tweeted: “It is with enormous sadness yet with pride & admiration for my team, customers & support network, I must advise you dukpond is now closed.”
It is thought to be a commercial decision.
Preston Business Improvement District tweeted that Duk-Pond would be sorely missed in the city.
It is understood the eaterie’s Winedown bar in Preston and its Chorley Duk-Pond venue will remain open.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said: “This is sad news indeed. We worked with Andrea Mellon over a number of years and we found her to be a true professional with a passion and commitment to the City Centre.”