A LONG-awaited Turkish restaurant has announced that it will finally open this month.
Turkuaz was originally going to open in a grade 2 listed building on Jewry Street in Winchester in September 2022 before the opening date was pushed back multiple times.
Founder and owner Cevdet Mutlu previously told the Chronicle that the delays were due to issues with delays to an electronic darts game he wanted to implement in the restaurant before it opened.
The restaurant chain has now announced that it will be opening in November. However, an exact opening date has not been given.
Yusef Serven, a business partner at Turkuaz, said: “We are thrilled to open our doors and welcome the people of Winchester to experience the vibrant flavours and lively atmosphere.
“Our team have poured their hearts into restoring this incredible piece of Winchester heritage to its former glory.
“We wanted to make sure we did justice to this fantastic building by creating an environment that truly captures its unique beauty. Although it led to some delays,we can proudly say that it was absolutely worth it. The building now stands as a testament to its historical significance and offers a truly special dining experience. We can’t wait to welcome you and showcase the charm of this Winchester heritage.”
The business will provide 19 new jobs in the city centre.