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New restaurant opens in Aylesbury landmark

New restaurant opens in Aylesbury landmark

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:45am 30th May 2019. (Updated at 5:59am 30th May 2019)

A piece of Aylesbury's history is being reopened today as a Japanese restaurant.

Miya, is opening at the old Police HQ on Exchange Street.

It's sat empty for years but the new bar and restaurant is hoping to breathe life into the building.

Miya Restaurant
Miya Restaurant

It's part of the Waterside North project, which saw the former police station knocked down and replaced by a car park.

Kelvin Wong, who currently runs The Watermead pub, is behind Miya:

"I approached the council over a year ago now, told them what I wanted to do with the building and what my concept is, and they really liked it.

"I think choosing a local, independent business to take on the site is a great idea."

Miya Restaurant
Miya Restaurant

The restaurant is, affectionately named after Kelvin and wife Nikki's daughter.

There's a bar on the ground floor, with the restaurant upstairs and an open-plan kitchen.

Features of the old building have been kept, including the old sergeant's check-in desk.

Miya Restaurant
Miya Restaurant
The bar is on the ground floor of the old police HQ

Kelvin added:

"When I came on site there was the old sergeant's desk, where you would register when you got caught back in those days.

"So I'm going to incorporate that into my restaurant. I want to make it into the reception desk."

Miya Restaurant
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