A restaurant has announced the decision to close its doors after 10 years, with owners saying they made the call with a "heavy heart".

Mings Oriental in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, was a Chinese fusion restaurant serving traditional recipes with a modern twist. 

The restaurant has been a fixture in the town since opening a decade ago in 2014.

Owner Ming designed the menu with his heritage in mind and had a fresh cooking ethos for the restaurant. 

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A statement to the restaurant's customers on social media said: "With a heavy heart, I must announce that Mings Oriental has closed its doors and will cease operations indefinitely. 

"These recent times have been exceptionally challenging and I have made the difficult decision to step away from the business.

"I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all our loyal customers who have supported us over the years and have been an integral part of our journey."