Döner Bistro has opened the doors to its new Leesburg location.
It’s a full circle move of sorts for the Döner, which started out as a food truck in the Virginia Village shopping center in 2006. It operated for more than 11 years on Harrison Street at the Mighty Midget Kitchen, but this week officially returned home to the Virginia Village, in a space at 13-C Fairfax St.
The restaurant features the popular holdovers from its Harrison Street predecessor, including the signature döner, a Turkish hand food that has become a staple in owners Timo and Nicole Winkel’s native Germany, as well as other German cuisine favorites. The new restaurant will have two dozen beers on tap —12 from Germany and another 12 local drafts that will rotate. The expanded space includes 5,000 square feet of indoor seating, plus a 3,000-square-foot outdoor beer and wine garden.
Mayor Kelly Burk will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the restaurant Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. The Döner will have live music and specials to celebrate the opening from Thursday through Sunday.