101, High Street – Noble House Chinese Restaurant

Noble House Restaurant

The present-day Chinese restaurant continues a long association with the Chinese take-away that stretches back over forty years to its predecessor the Hong Kong Garden.

In 1978, local girl Susan Ballion, later known as Siouxsie Sioux with punk rock group Siouxsie and the Banshees, released their first single record Hong Kong Garden… named after the restaurant that occupied this site through the 1970s and 80s. The record reached number 7 in the charts and began a long career in music that continues today for Siouxsie.
Listen to “Hong Kong Garden” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-l9GQJRl9Y
For more local information on Siouxsie watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7SfLyVN7E

Before the Hong Kong Garden, back to the 1950s, the shop was “The Candy Bowl” a sweet shop and tobacconist. Before this, and back to when the parade of shops was built in the mid-1930s it was a tobacconist run by Edmund Pluttins.