As we come off the back of a busy bank holiday weekend the team behind Akasya, a brand-new concept Turkish restaurant, are pleased to now be officially open in the heart of Bold Street.
Located in the former home of noted designer boutique Giancarlo Ricci, Akasya’s prominent location on Bold Street will see them become a welcome addition to one of the city’s best food and drink locations.
Set over two floors, with 300 covers, Akasya has created a bustling and vibrant theme, based around contemporary Turkish cuisine, with a traditional grill, tasty baklava menu and laid-back cocktails to complete the restaurant’s authentic experience. Dishes range from lamb chops and adana made on the charcoal grill to specials such as beyti and guvec,
Owner, Yunus Emre Ugur, who has many years in the restaurant industry is so pleased to finally be able to open the doors after what has been a long and difficult time for all in the hospitality industry. Especially to be opening a new venture during an international pandemic.
Yunus said: “It’s been fantastic to see customers coming through the doors over the weekend and leaving with a smile on their faces. That makes all the last few months’ worth of hard work even more worthwhile. We have also created around 30 new jobs in Akasya with this opening and again in a time where it has been so tough for our industry it is good to be able to be in a position to create new jobs.”
The restaurant will, pending the governments hitting its guidelines for step 4 of the roadmap later in the month, be bringing traditional Turkish dancers and entertainment to the venue later in the summer months too.
Yunus added “We cannot wait to have a great summer in the city and look forward to welcoming lovers of great Turkish food to Akasya. We also have some fantastic mixologists working at the restaurant making cocktail favourites such as Daiquiris, Mojitos and Pornstar Martinis.”
The restaurant is open from 12-11pm Monday through Sunday.
Akasya are also still recruiting please email Akasyarestaurant1@hotmail.com for more job information.