A well-known Turkish restaurant has announced it will soon close after trading for more than four years.

Kuzine, in Station Road, Harold Wood, posted on its social media page on Tuesday (May 7) that its last day of service will be this coming Sunday (May 12).

It said the decision was not taken lightly but is made due to some “very challenging issues facing the hospitality sector”.

“We have come to the almost impossible decision with very heavy hearts that we announce the closure of Kuzine Turkish restaurant, Harold Wood”, it added.

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The restaurant thanked its customers for their support and for making “the past few years at Kuzine so special and joyous”.

It added: “To the Kuzine team past and present, who shared their journey with us, Thank you for your passion, dedication, love and laughter. There would be no Kuzine without you.

“We would love to see you before we close. Our last day of service will be this coming Sunday on May 12 (open as usual this week). Please pop in to say goodbye."

The restaurant opened in January 2020 offering Turkish starters, grills, yogurt kebabs, and chef’s specials such as king prawn tava.

It was briefly closed during Covid lockdowns and participated in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.