BOARDS at the front of a long-awaited Turkish restaurant in Winchester have been removed. 

Turkuaz, in Jewry Street, has had advertising boards on its windows for months.

It was originally going to open in September last year, but was delayed on numerous occasions. 

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Hampshire Chronicle: Turkuaz

The chain has now announced it will open this month, but an exact date has not been given.

Yusuf 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.”