A restaurant which caught fire earlier this week has issued a statement to customers as it remains closed following the blaze.

The Lime Tree Restaurant on Bolton Road in Moses Gate was the site of the fire on Monday, November 27. 

Yesterday it issued a statement urging customers with bookings to get in touch and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

The statement was posted on The Lime Tree's Facebook page.

The Bolton News: A firefighter tackling the blaze on Monday. Picture: Josh CatchatoorA firefighter tackling the blaze on Monday. Picture: Josh Catchatoor (Image: Josh Catchatoor)

It stated: "Dear customers and well wishers,

"We deeply regret and are sorry to announce to you that our restaurant is closed down due to the fire incident that happened yesterday.

"We hope you have seen the news online. Until further notice from the respected authorities we will remain closed. Please contact us through the restaurant email if we have made any commitments to you.

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"We will try our best to resolve the matter as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconveniences caused." 

The blaze, which was first reported to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) at around 12.40pm, continued for hours before it was finally extinguished.

Bolton Road was also closed off for multiple hours from its junction with Gladstone Road to the junction with St Peter's Way. 

The Bolton News: Firefighters at the scene of the blaze on MondayFirefighters at the scene of the blaze on Monday (Image: Newsquest)

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed yesterday that fire investigations are looking into the cause of the blaze, with a spokesperson saying that "fire investigation and searches are taking place this morning." 

The blaze, which is said to have started in the roof of the restaurant, saw at least eight fire engines on scene at its peak. 


The Bolton News: The scene on MondayThe scene on Monday (Image: Newsquest)

Five fire engines from Bolton Central, Bolton North, Farnworth, Salford and Eccles stations, as well as the turntable ladder from Bolton Central and the drone unit, were quickly mobilised to the incident.

The Bolton News: The scene yesterdayThe scene yesterday (Image: Newsquest)

Greater Manchester Police officers and North West Ambulance Service paramedics were also on scene. 

The Bolton News has attempted to contact Lime Tree Restaurant.  We are expecting a statement from the police on the incident soon.