THE best Middle Eastern restaurant in the UK is set to reopen its doors next month.

Ottoman Kitchen, based on High Street in Southampton, has announced it will reopen on July 4.

New safety measures and protocols have been introduced at the venue including the introduction of two outdoor eating areas, reduced capacity inside and a one-way system through the premises.

Owner Niyazi Kaya said: "We are very lucky to have a very large restaurant with two outdoor seating areas. We will be one of the safest places for people to go, much safer than indoor supermarkets and clothes shops.

"We have taken expert advice and done everything we possibly can to make sure that when we do reopen, the health and safety of our customers is the best."

Ottoman Kitchen was voted the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in the UK at the 2019 Asian Curry Awards.