New Leicester takeaway Meze Lazeez to offer Turkish food with an Asian influence

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Just in time for your weekend takeaway treat, a new food outlet is opening in the city. Meze Lazeez is launching on Saturday on London Road, not far from the railway station – and it will serve up kebabs with an Asian twist.

The new takeaway will be serving up what it describes as Turkish doner and shawarma with a touch of Asian influence. Tandoori chicken, Mediterranean chicken and 100 per cent lamb doner will be among the meat options available, served in a freshly-made naan bread or handmade pitta bread, either white or wholemeal.

Other menu items will include vegetarian falafel with hummus. Doner boxes, available with fries, fries and salad or fries and cheese, are expected to be a hit at lunchtimes. Turkish baklava will also be available for those looking for a sweet treat.

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The takeaway is being launched by business partners Supriya Pandya and Asif Raja. Supriya has worked in the catering industry for around 12 years, running a sandwich shop named Paninos, also in London Road. Asif has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, having previously worked in five star hotels in Switzerland and England.

The duo have employed a Turkish chef, who has worked for more than 40 years in Turkish restaurants in both Turkey and England, including at Leicester’s Istanbul restaurant.

We went along ahead of opening to see what the venue looked like. You can take a digital tour in our gallery below.

Supriya told LeicestershireLive that in Turkey, meze means ‘light or small snack’ while lazeez means ‘delicious’ – hence their tag line ‘delicious is here!’

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a shawarma and a doner kebab, according to Supriya, it is down to what it is called in different parts of the world.

Doner originated in Turkey during the Ottoman times and then it spread to the Middle East, where they called it shawarma, which means turning, because the meat is cooked on a turning grill (rotisserie).

All the meat being used at Meze Lazeez will be 100 per cent halal, sourced from halal suppliers.

Meze Lazeez will be open seven days a week, from 11am until 11pm. You will be able to order food on Deliveroo, Just Eat, Uber and Owl Get It as well as by visiting the takeaway.

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