A new Greek street food restaurant is opening in Cheltenham

There’s not long left to wait before hungry diners can tuck into some authentic Greek street food in Cheltenham – with the first Gloucestershire branch of Mr Souvlaki opening this November 2022.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Mr Souvlaki is set to open its doors in Cheltenham this November 2022.

Foodies can experience the authentic taste of Greece without leaving Gloucestershire, as Mr Souvlaki is set to open a brand-new eatery in Cheltenham.

Owner, Ilias Alexeas, has confirmed Mr Souvlaki will be opening its latest Greek street food hub in Cheltenham and welcoming diners from Monday 28 November 2022 - with the venue offering half price pittas all day. 

Launching Mr Souvlaki in 2017, Alexeas was initially working weekend events in London. Then, when furloughed from his engineering job during the pandemic, he took the opportunity to expand operations.

With souvlaki (skewers of marinated meat) being the original street food, Alexeas’s concept was to develop a small canteen, focusing on high quality and authentic Greek cuisine, with an artisanal twist.

With existing branches already in nearby Banbury and Leamington Spa, on coming to Cheltenham, Alexeas said, ‘It’s the shop I always dreamed of. When I first visited Cheltenham, I knew it was the perfect place for us. We just want to spread some Greek tastes, tradition and warm hospitality to each and every customer by offering a truly authentic eating experience.'

Diners can expect a tasty menu featuring traditional souvlaki, skepasti, courgette balls, feta cheese in filo pastry, ntakos, baklava and more – with veggie and vegan options available, too.

The Greek eatery will be located at 38 Clarence Street, in the unit that previously housed Kindness and Co.

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