A POPULAR restaurant unit in a prime location overlooking the Ness River has been left empty with the closure of Jimmy Chung’s Chinese Buffet.
The first floor restaurant on Bank Street, with its view over the Ness, was popular with locals and visitors to Inverness who enjoyed its choice of unlimited Asian dishes.
One of Jimmy Chung’s many branches across Scotland, along with others in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Stirling, the Inverness restaurant is said to have closed following the owner’s decision to retire, as well as the impact of forced closure for long periods of time. as a result of the Covid.
Despite attempts to offer the restaurant as a going concern, the unit is now marketed for rent.
Monica Lee-Macpherson, president of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and Moray Chinese Association (SHIMCA), said the restaurant would be sorely missed because Jimmy Chung’s has held his Chinese New Year celebration banquet every year since 2009 before the pandemic broke. ‘forces its cancellation.
“It’s really a big, big shame because they have supported us all these years,” she said.
She added that the association should now find another venue in Inverness for next year’s banquet, which follows the now well-established traditional lion dance parade along Inverness High Street and attended by local city leaders. as well as community members from North China. .