Silvan’s to move into former hair salon in Taunton

A STREET food business that has been serving customers from a retro van in Taunton since 2016 is to open a restaurant in the town.

Silvan’s is looking to open in a former hair salon in the High Street this summer.

The owners are working to prepare the kitchen after finding “many obstacles”.

Silvan’s has been offering one-stop Mediterranean and Middle Eastern street food for six years.

A spokesperson posted on Facebook: “Many of you have been asking about the new location and so here is an update.

“We are trying to transform the kitchen.

“With the huge task of converting a living room into a restaurant, we encountered many obstacles, but we hope to be ready in two months.

“We will go for a full Silvan feel, with traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine – more extensive than what we currently offer.

“We are very excited and can’t wait for him to be ready.”

The family business – described as ‘East meets West’ – is run from a Fore Street sidewalk by a partner born and raised in the West Country and another born and raised in Turkey’s Kurdish east.

Silvan’s street food van at Fore Street.

It was installed in a 1971 French Citroën HY van imported in 2012 and transformed into a mobile kitchen.

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