February 14, 2020 10.50 am This story is over 50 months old

Popular late night Lincoln takeaway shuts

Will you miss it?

A popular Lincoln takeaway that dipped to a food hygiene rating of ‘One’ last year appears to have shut down.

King Kebab on Clasketgate was often one of the latest takeaways open on a weekend with dance music playing inside to keep party revellers in the mood after clubs had shut.

However, the closure of the takeaway looks permanent as some of the signage above the shop has been removed, with the name of a former occupier now showing in its place.

The doors and windows have also been painted over so nobody can see through and the reason for the closure currently remains a mystery.

When council inspectors visited the premises on February 27, 2019 and major improvement was deemed to be required in the ‘Management of food safety’. This saw it fall from the higher star rating of four it was given in February 2017.

Inspectors also said improvement was necessary in ‘Hygienic food handling’ and the ‘Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building’.

It is not clear whether or not the low hygiene rating contributed to the closure or if it was for other reasons.

The Lincolnite tried to contact a manager at the takeaway, but there was no reply by the time of publication.