Owner Kubilay Yilmaz has leased the property on Wigford Way from Banks Long & Co to start his own restaurant business.  He expects to be able to officially open Mad Turk Restaurant in around six weeks.

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.”

For further information, please contact Harriet Hatcher on (01522) 544515.