A new Mediterranean restaurant on Endless Street is set to open in less than three weeks.

Dogan Bilgic, who already owns Charlie’s Store and Charlie’s Café, which opened last year, has taken over the space that formerly housed the Progress Bar, with plans to open Salisbury’s newest eatery on Monday, May 27.

The new restaurant will be known as Charlie’s Kitchen, offering Mediterranean dishes, mezze and cocktails, with ground floor seating for 100 people and a 50-head capacity events room on the first floor to be opened later.

Dogan said he had always wanted to open a restaurant like Charlie’s Kitchen, seeing a void for Mediterranean food in Salisbury.

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Salisbury Journal: Dogan Bilgic plans to open Charlie's Kitchen on Endless Street on Monday, May 27.Dogan Bilgic plans to open Charlie's Kitchen on Endless Street on Monday, May 27. (Image: Joshua Truksa/Newsquest)

Dogan said: “There weren’t enough places doing different stuff. After the success of the cafe, I got the confidence to do this.”

The new restaurant will feature an open front for diners to enjoy the weather while eating inside.

Dogan’s family, originally from Turkey, moved to Salisbury 40 years ago and have run restaurants for decades. His father’s first business was the Charcoal Grill on Fisherton Street.

Dogan said: “This brings back memories because my father’s first restaurant here in the UK was here in Salisbury 40 years ago.”

Dogan added that Charlie’s Kitchen will be preparing its food fresh daily.

He said: “There will be a lot of homemade dishes. We use real charcoal so it will be like a barbecue.”

Dogan said he hopes Charlie’s Kitchen to become a place for people to relax regularly and enjoy the City Centre vibe.

He said: “We want to create somewhere where locals come in and they can enjoy. I like people to feel welcome.”