A HEREFORDSHIRE restaurant is set to reopen soon after a temporary closure.

Yoko’s Thai Food in West Street, Leominster, shut its doors earlier this month for its annual closure, giving staff a break after its busy third year of business.

On social media, a spokesperson for the popular eatery announced that Yoko’s will be welcoming locals back in from February 1.


Once it reopens, head chef Yoko Bambury will once again be drawing on her childhood spent in the vibrant city of Khon Kaen with its rich street-food culture, to bring her much-loved menu of Thai cuisine to Herefordshire.

Ms Bambury said she fondly remembers assisting her mother in the bustling markets, where she would create dishes that were both traditional and innovative.

Armed with treasured family recipes and an innate talent for creating mouthwatering dishes, she quickly gained a reputation as a masterful chef in her local community. Her dishes became known not just for their exquisite taste but also for their ability to evoke memories of Thailand's vibrant street food scene, a spokesperson said.