New owner breathes life into Northampton tapas restaurant after mysterious closure this year

Aleksander, centre, and his new team at Tres Angelos in Kingsley Park Terrace.
Aleksander, centre, and his new team at Tres Angelos in Kingsley Park Terrace.

A Spanish tapas restaurant in Northampton that mysteriously shut down overnight earlier this year has been relaunched under new management.

Tres Angelos - formerly Sol Y Luna - opened its doors to customers on Kingsley Park Terrace last week following a renovation.

Tres Angelos - formerly Sol Y Luna, opened last week.

Tres Angelos - formerly Sol Y Luna, opened last week.

It comes after Sol Y Luna closed down shortly before Mother's Day weekend earlier this year and cancelling many customers' reservations.

But new owner Aleksander Ruka Zerellari, who bought the premises in June, says he is prepared to move forward with the restaurant.

He said: "I wanted to buy the restaurant because it always looked busy. Then when it closed, so many people asked me if I knew why because I was a neighbour.

"For 15 years, I have worked in restaurants in Italy, Greece, London, even the Frankie & Bennys in Sixfields. When you work for a big company, you are just a number. I wanted to own my own business.

"I know how to run a business. The restaurant needed a new captain. It's very simple - give the customer what they want. Good service, good food, good chef."

Tres Angelos - which is Spanish for "three angels" - has reopened with a new team and a relaunched menu. Aleksander and his team have also renovated the patio and the interior furniture.

Aleksander, who also owns co-owns the nearby Delicious Greek restaurant on Kingsley Park Terrace, said: "I've had a lot of people come and thank me for opening up the restaurant again. They say it was 'their spot'.

"I just hope I can make it as busy as before. I'm very excited to get started."