As Liverpool’s busy leisure areas get ready for the road out of lockdown, the team behind Akasya, a brand-new concept Turkish restaurant, are busy preparing for May 17th, when indoor dining will finally return to the city centre. Housed in the former home of noted designer boutique Giancarlo Ricci, Akasya’s prominent location on Bold Street, one of the city’s most eclectic and cosmopolitan dining and shopping areas, means it will be ready to welcome new guests as restrictions finally ease. 


Based over two floors, with 300 covers,  Akasya are creating 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. 


Owner Yunus Emre Ugur has many years in the restaurant industry to draw upon, and he has been determined to research, design, create and launch during this challenging time for the restaurant business. Bold Street is the perfect position to include Akasya: already known for its vibrant, international feel, it is usually a hugely popular attraction for tourists as well as a homegrown attraction for the people of Liverpool and its surrounding areas. 


Yunus said: “We are getting everything ready for May, under these difficult covid circumstances, but with all of the enthusiasm and expertise that would go into any restaurant I would launch. As a team, we will be welcoming diners to Akasya to sample our creative cuisine and enjoy our relaxed vibe. We know that people are really looking forward to dining out with friends and loved ones again, and Akasya will of course at first be welcoming everyone from Liverpool, and eventually, national and international guests. Bold Street was my first choice for Akasya, and the location makes it central and easy to access, right at the heart of the city’s shopping, leisure and entertainment areas. We really look forward to meeting everyone in May and over the summer, in a city known for its love of dining out.”



As we start to enjoy sunnier days, and a sense that our first holidays make be closer to home than ever before, Liverpool’s restaurant sector is preparing itself for a bumper season. Yunus and his staff will be following all the relevant safety guidelines for their May launch, and will then be on hand with wonderful food, drinks and a thoroughly enjoyable Turkish dining experience that will certainly bring its own unique brand to the dynamic Bold Street area.