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April 11, 2022

The team behind the Halloumi restaurants on Hope Street and Pollokshaws Road are launching Gyros in the West End.

The new venture aims to make a splash on its opening days. Located in the former Martha's Deli at 223 Byres Road, the team will be giving away free gyros to the first hundred customers after the doors open at midday on Wednesday 13th April. Both veggie and meat option will be available.

Operating as a casual sit-in restaurant with 14 covers, Gyros will also offer delivery and takeaway services. Opening hours will be Sunday to Thursday noon to 11pm and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Gyros is keen to move away from the idea of what they call 'a dirty kebab after a night out'. Instead, they promise 'reimagined Greek street food combining traditional flavours with a modern twist'.

Plant-based options

As well as gyros stuffed with chicken, pork, lamb, meatballs, king prawns or a plant-based alternative, the new outfit will serve souvlaki from the grill, lamb koftas, falafel and skepasti - a Greek pizza.

Likely to be popular are the halloumi and doner-loaded fries and we expect there will be quite a few takers for sharing dishes like the keftedes and feta tempura. Of course, pitta and dips will always be available.

General Manager Andrew Kangulu said: 

'We are thrilled to open Gyros in Glasgow’s West End. Our sister brand, Halloumi has proven to be a huge success and has established a demand for Greek cuisine in Glasgow. Customers at Gyros can expect a casual dining experience full of traditional Greek flavours cooked lovingly.'

Big Deal at Halloumi

As always, you can book into the Halloumi restaurants at on Hope Street and Pollokshaws Road via 5pm Dining.

You may want to cast your peepers over this Big Deal: two dishes from the mezze menu plus a cocktail for one for £12. It's available at both the city centre and Southside branches of Halloumi.

It is certainly better value than the price charged for a pint at some London venues. Glasgow Live have pulled together some sobering tales of £10 pints.