A NEW Turkish restaurant has opened in Workington town centre, much to the delight of many locals.

Lara Restaurant and bar opened in Workington on May, 31 with the new venue being opened throughout the day and for evening meals.

The empty unit on the corner of Ivison Lane and Pow Street in the town centre, had placed signs in the window back in December 2023 saying a new bar and restaurant will be arriving in the town.

The unit was previously home to the Workington Trespass store before the global chain shut its doors earlier this year, later opening in the former Yours clothing unit next to Muffin Break Café and JD Sports in the town.

Lara restaurant and bar are currently looking for members of staff to join the team, and have advertised for a number of different roles within the venue.