Cyprus Garden has been the number one Turkish entertainment spot in London for the past five years; the stylish venue offers a fixed meze menu and superb cabaret shows that has seen people travel not just across the capital, but the country to enjoy.
This 300-capacity party palace is located by the North Circular in Chingford, East London, and on Saturday 16 September, it re-opens its doors to the public for a new season, offering a fabulous new line-up.
Iconic Turkish singer Semra İleten headlines every week. The former lead singer of the Beyaz Kelebekler (White Butterflies) harks of nostalgia with her husky voice, delivering popular Arabesque, Turkish Classical and Fantasi songs. She is joined on the bill by Turkish Pop and Alaturka singer Devrim Baca.
The smooth-singing North Londoner is better known to many as the keyboard player in long-running Turkish wedding band Kıbrıs Dörtlüsü (Cyprus Quartet), which was formed 17 years ago by Devrim’s dad Erdoğan – the same band where Peri Aziz performed before she found fame with Babutsa.
Devrim himself has gone on to become a soloist, featuring in guest spots at Cyprus Meze Bar, Kösem, and Cyprus Corner, before getting his break at Cyprus Garden last September. Now a resident singer at the venue, his ability to work a crowd means his set is guaranteed to get you shimmy-shaking on the dance floor.
Warming up proceedings is Leyla Şimşek, whose contemporary meyhane style songs are the perfect accompaniment to a Turkish dinner. Providing the music for Leyla, Devrim and Semra is a new house band, comprising Hızır on violin and Güray on keyboard.
But that’s not all! Adding a big dash of colour every Saturday is dance trio The Flames (pictured), whose eclectic cabaret show combines Rio Carnival with the moves and music of Istanbul Oriental.
And just for the opening night only, flamboyant showman Kerem Ergen returns to Cyprus Garden. He’ll get the party started in earnest, as he jokes, sings and dances with guests.
All this and dinner for just £25 per person – a bargain for a top night out! It’s always best to make your reservation for Saturday nights in advance, because the venue always ends up being fully booked. To reserve your table, call 020 8527 9892 or 07741 34 10 31.
There is a way to beat the crowd for Cyprus Garden’s opening night. Owner Ediz Hastunc is giving one lucky T-VINE reader and a friend the chance to be his guests for the night. See below on how you can win.
Free entry, dinner and a bottle of wine for two people at Cyprus Garden, Southend Road (A406), Chingford, London E4 8TA, on Saturday 16 September 2017.
How to enter
For your chance to win, simply tell us which sea surrounds the island of Cyprus.
There are two ways to enter into our free prize draw:
- Either like T-VINE Magazine’s Facebook page and leave your answer under the Cyprus Garden competition post pinned at the top of the page; OR
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org marking the subject line Cyprus Garden Competition. If you are emailing your entry, please do also include your full name and daytime contact number. And unless you tell us not to, we’ll also add your email to our mailing list to receive T-VINE’s free weekly e-newsletter.
Those responding by Facebook are not required to give their full details on the public post. Should you be a winner, you will be sent a private message from T-VINE Magazine informing you that you have won and will be asked for your details as part of your prize confirmation.
The deadline for your competition entry is 11.59pm UK time on Wednesday 13 September 2017. We will announce the winner on Thursday 14 September.
There is one prize on offer: dinner for two and complimentary bottle of wine at Cyprus Garden in London on Saturday 16 September 2017. All other expenses, including drinks and travel, are excluded.
You must be 18 or over and reside in the United Kingdom to enter.
The prize is issued subject to the venue Cyprus Garden and there is no cash alternative.
The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable. If you can’t attend, please let T-VINE know so we can offer the prize to another entrant.
Only one competition entry per person.
The winner will be selected randomly by T-VINE Magazine, who must claim their prize within 3 hours of being contacted. Failure to do so would render them disqualified and another winner picked.
The judge’s decision is final.
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