Yiamas Greek Taverna

Yiamas Greek Taverna
16–20 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HB
  • Telephone 0141 353 1386
  • Food served Tue–Thu noon–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon-10pm; Sun 1–9pm. Closed Mon.
  • Website yiamastaverna.com
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Authentic homemade Greek food served fast and fresh, also available to take away.

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Mixing traditional Greek cooking and a no-frills, café-style décor, this well-established taverna is well placed for a meal on a night out in the city centre, or a quick bite when shopping. It’s open-plan, with huge windows to the front and an equally open view to the kitchen, so you can easily check on the progress of your meal. Upstairs, a separate dining room is popular with private parties. There’s one mezze menu, that's a little confusing – dishes, roughly speaking, increase in portion size with every column, until the final list of sides. If in doubt, staff offer sensible guidance on how much to order – although portions are generous so don’t expect to go home hungry. Standards such as moussaka and kleftiko are complemented by a few more unusual dishes that highlight their authenticity, such as a side of Cretian rusk bread, which isn’t often seen on Scottish menus. A highlight is Yiamas tiropitakia, a harmonious contrast of soft salty feta cheese wrapped in light filo pastry, fried crispy and drizzled in honey and sesame seeds.

The List's rating
5.8

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Alex Mackendrick visited Yiamas Greek Taverna on 20 February 2018
  • High point: Light touch with pastry evident in excellent baklava
  • Low point: Menu warrants a refresh – several items no longer available
  • Notable dish: Yiamas tiropitakia
  • Average price: £16.50 (lunch); £16.50 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo, UberEats
  • Private dining: 50 (upstairs)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Greek radio
  • Live entertainment: Greek night with music, usually once every two months
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle