Family-run Arena restaurant in Wembley celebrates its 30th birthday

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry)

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

A family-run Greek restaurant in Wembley celebrated its 30th birthday in style by throwing a party for customers, friends and family.

A celebration Arena cake (Pic credit: Francis Henry)

A celebration Arena cake (Pic credit: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

Jimmy and Helen Lagos, owners of Arena restaurant in High Road, treated more than 100 people to delicious food and drinks to celebrate their milestone anniversary yesterday.

The crowd were entertained by a Greek singer George Michalisles and guitarist Christopher Lagos, the owner’s son, throughout the evening.

The night included speeches from Mr and Mrs Lagos, their five children, and loyal customers who have been using the restaurant since it opened in 1984.

Mr Lagos told the Times: “We would like to thank everyone for their custom over the last 30 year.

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry)

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

“We have had our ups and downs and have seen a lot of changes so we rely on regular customers to keep the place going.

“It’s difficult for small independent restaurants like us to survive as we have fierce competition from chains and a difficult economy, but we are very passionate about our food and service and we treat our customers like friends.

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“We will carry on and one day will see if one of the children will want to take over.”

Francis Henry, owner of Daniel estate agents and regular Arena customer, said: “I can’t believe they have been going for 30 Years.

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry)

Jimmy and Helene Lagos, with their five children and grandchild (Pic credit: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

“I was delighted to have attended the party the atmosphere was good and the food was great as usual. I am booking the Daniels Christmas party now before they get too full!”

To celebrate their birthday Arena is offering 30 per cent off all food from Monday to Friday until the end of August.

The offer does not apply on event days.

For more information or to make a booking visit their website here.

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