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Nelsons Diner not set to close, says Kennet Shopping centre

The retro American-style restaurant has temporarily ceased trading due to an issue with its pipes

Fiona Tomas

Fiona Tomas


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Nelsons Diner not set to close, say Kennet Centre

NELSONS Diner has not closed for good, according to the Kennet Shopping centre’s manager.

The diner shut its doors earlier this week, sparking speculation it had ceased trading.

But Mag Williams, the centre manager at the shopping mall, denied the rumours, adding that the store is temporarily shut while it addresses an ongoing issue with its pipes.

Mrs Williams said: “The diner has a major problem with pipes, which are behind the walls.

“That’s all we know at the moment.

“Although it looks excessive for just pipes, there is definitely an issue there.”

Mrs Williams added that the store’s owners were waiting for environmental health officers and insurers to visit the site.

She also said she had seen the diners’ owners make visits to the store this week.

The retro 1950s American-style restaurant opened its branch in the Kennet Centre in December 2017, within the Vue cinema section of the mall. 

Main photo: Chris Hall 

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  • NoisyNortherner

    07/06/2018 - 15:03

    The idea of Nelson's is absolutely brilliant, unfortunately I've always found the execution less so. The food is average, but the prices definitely feel a bit steep for what you get. It's such a shame, whenever I walk past it always appears to be a bit of a ghost town.


    • sayitasitis

      07/06/2018 - 18:06

      Agreed. Table service on my first visit was shocking, trying to bring mains over at the same time as starters and then trying to bring them back over twice whilst still on starters and then on my second, and final, visit seated us and seemingly forgot about us so got up and left after 20 minutes of zero interaction, only two other couples in there. Close it and save people wasting their time/money