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Cheltenham Chinese restaurateur buys Cirencester brasserie

25 May 2006
Cheltenham Chinese restaurateur buys Cirencester brasserie

Chun Kong, owner of the Cantonese Mayflower restaurant in Cheltenham, plans to replicate its format in Cirencester on the site of the former Polo Canteen.

He bought the leasehold off a guide price of £195,000 from chef Paul Welch, who established the Polo Canteen brasserie in the affluent Cotswold town in 1996 but is now seeking a freehold site.

The Grade II-listed, three-storey building, which is constructed from Cotswold stone dates back to around 1650.

It incorporates a 75-seat restaurant on the ground floor, seven rooms and storage on two upper floors, and 13 off-road car parking spaces.

The sale was handled by the Bristol office Christie + Co.

By Angela Frewin

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