A popular Greek restaurant in Falmouth is getting a complete overhaul and is reopening as a peri-peri chicken restaurant and takeaway.

Stavros on Market Strand will become The Chicken Lounge in the next few weeks and offer a completely new menu.

Owner Turhan Anik is also seeking a licence to allow deliveries of beer, cider and wine with meals.

Turhan told the Packet that the new restaurant will offer people a range of new options, diversifying its offerings to the town with its new delivery service.

The Chicken Lounge's menu will be replete with fried and peri-peri chicken, grilled seafood, wraps, casseroles, pasta, salads and desserts.

There will also be a range of soft drinks and milkshakes served alongside red and white wines, beer and local ciders.

Turhan's application for a licence to deliver booze was discussed by Falmouth Town Council's licensing committee on Monday.

Some councillors had reservations about the idea, but ultimately the council voted in favour of it.

Councillor Roger Bonney said: "Is it necessary? I just feel that we are getting to a point where you can buy any booze you want, any time you want."

Councillor Tony Parker raised concerns about the possibility that the licence might enable underage drinking.

He said: "Do they know who they are delivering it to? It could be a child."

Councillor Marcella Morgan countered with the suggestion that online retailers operate in a similar way with regards to delivering alcohol, and that an ID check would be carried out on delivery.

Councillor Parker proposed a motion that they support the application as long as delivery drivers are trained in the Think 25 scheme to reduce underage drinking.

This motion was carried, although councillors Bonney and David Saunby voted against it.

The application will now go in front of Cornwall Council's licensing committee for a decision in due course.