Preparing for a smashing time at Tarsus restaurant - The Leamington Observer

Preparing for a smashing time at Tarsus restaurant

A SMASHING time is set to be had at Tarsus Restaurant over the coming months.

The Turkish and Greek restaurant opened in Southam 37 years ago under the ownership of husband and wife team Mustafa and Sengul Seyfi.

In that time it has become well known for its Greek nights – including traditional food, dancing and of course, plate smashing. Its next events will be held on May 17, June 14 and July 19.

The restaurant on Daventry Road is built on the site of the former Southam Zoo, which was once home to the likes of tigers, panthers, and penguins.

But when the family bought the building in 1982 – planning to bring the taste of Greece and Turkey to Warwickshire – they completely renovated the building and have since added a 12-bedroom hotel on the site.

Now along with running a restaurant – which is open Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm – they offer events and parties, and the owners say they are looking forward to treating mums when it also opens its doors on Mother’s Day, Sunday March 31.

Owner Sengul told the Observer: “Our food is typical of our island home and incorporates the best dishes from both Turkish and Greek cuisine. Our selection of traditional favourites is reminiscent of the food we were raised on and have passed down to our three children, who always look forward to visiting home for ‘Tarsus dinners’.

“We have become experts in events and parties and have an outstanding reputation among our neighbours and surrounding towns.

“The ever-changing face of Tarsus has undergone many improvements and modifications over the years. With guests from all over the county coming to visit, our restaurant has helped to put Southam on the map.”

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