Kylie Kwong to close Billy Kwong restaurant

Billy Kwong restaurant in Potts Point.
Billy Kwong restaurant in Potts Point. Photo: James Alcock

Kylie Kwong is planning to "bottle the spirit" of Billy Kwong and take it with her to a new, smaller venue.

The one-hatted Billy Kwong will close its doors this Sunday, June 30 in what will be an emotional farewell for Kwong, her staff and posse of regular diners.

New chapter: chef Kylie Kwong.
New chapter: chef Kylie Kwong. Photo: Penny Lane

"Billy Kwong has been part of my life for 19 years. It is the end of a huge chapter for me," she says.

"As sad as I am, it feels like the right thing to be doing, I want to get some work/life balance back in my life, to take a break and take stock.

"I will still be involved with all the things I love and this amazing community which I am so inspired by."

Kwong says "cooking is integral to who I am" so she will open a new restaurant, but it will be on a much smaller and more casual scale.