Turkish food brand to launch its latest steakhouse this summer

Yorkshire’s culinary scene will soon welcome another arrival as Etci Mehmet, a Turkish Steakhouse, confirms it will be opening in Leeds this summer.

It has already impressed diners in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.

Founded in Istanbul in 2012 by Mehmet & Mustafa (affectionately known as Baba), Etci Mehmet launched its first UK restaurant in Manchester.

This was followed by openings in Riyadh, Birmingham, Liverpool, Doha and Casablanca. The brand’s arrival in Leeds is set to create 60 jobs in the city.

Operations director, Amine el Gueddar, said: “We are thrilled to continue our UK expansion. Leeds has been cooking for a long time and was the next natural destination.

“Many of our current guests travel weekly from the Yorkshire district, including Bradford, Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury and Wakefield, we wanted to bring the Etci experience closer to them. 

“Leeds ticks all the boxes, and we found the perfect location on Eastgate, Headrow, in the heart of the city.

“It is easily accessible to students, professionals, and families alike. With ample parking and proximity to transport links and motorways, enjoying a delicious meal at Etci Mehmet has never been easier.

“We can’t wait to create an inviting atmosphere at our new restaurant, filled with our passion for food and hospitality.”