Turkish restaurant to open in former Lincoln Chicken Cottage

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New Turkish restaurant Mad Turk will open in the former Chicken Cottage in Lincoln.

Owner Kubilay Yilmaz has leased the property on Wigford Way from Lincoln-based property surveyors Banks Long & Co to start his own restaurant business.

He expects to be able to officially open Mad Turk Restaurant in around six weeks.

Mad Turk Restaurant is expected to open at the end of January or beginning of February

Mad Turk Restaurant is expected to open at the end of January or beginning of February

Following a significant investment, the site will be refurbished and restructured to seat between 70-90 people, serving traditional Turkish and Mediterranean dishes.

Mr Yilmaz, who has been a professional chef for London-based restaurant Sofra for many years, said: “This is our first project. It’s going to be traditional Turkish food made on a wooden charcoal grill.

“I believe in quality. There will be so many speciality dishes. It’s mainly all natural food, all made by us.

“Currently, Lincoln doesn’t have a Turkish restaurant and we want to bring those traditional Turkish Mediterranean dinners to the city.”

Banks Long & Co surveyor Harriet Hatcher said: “We are delighted to complete this letting and wish the new tenants all the best. It is nice to see block of properties fully let.”