A new Greek street food restaurant is opening in Cheltenham

There’s not long left for hungry revellers in Cheltenham to wait to tuck into some authentic Greek street food – with the first Gloucestershire branch of Greek restaurant Mr Souvlaki opening this summer 2022.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published

Foodies can experience the authentic taste of Greece without leaving Gloucestershire this summer, 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 welcome diners around mid-August or the beginning of September 2022 – there are already two other branches in nearby Banbury and Leamington Spa.

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) 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.

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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