An iconic café with a 40-year history is closing its doors.

Central Café at Queanbeyan, famous for its larger than life of meals, has had a closed sign up since March.

The Canberra Times reports Alam Investments Pty Ltd, the owner of the cafe, has entered voluntary liquidation, with RSM Australia appointed as liquidators.

Formerly a milk bar, the Central Café opened in 1979, at a time when Monaro Street was popular due to the Nova Cinema and Youngs Arcade.

Diners would flock to the café, where hot chips were standard on all breakfast meals, and you could buy a mixed grill that included steak, pork chop, sausages, lambs fry, ham steak, a rissole, bacon and a chicken schnitzel.

In the early 80s when a very young Canberra Raiders side would train at Seiffert Oval and head to Central Cafe for dinner afterwards.