Eviva Taverna

Eviva Taverna


0.5 miles
Barker Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1JU

Descend the flight of stairs leading to Eviva Taverna in Nottingham and you’ll get as close to Greece and Cyprus as is possible without boarding a plane. Owner Nick’s family has run the restaurant for 40 years; Nick himself greeted us with a smile when we arrived. The decor is simple with blue and white checked tablecloths, and Greek music and the tantalising aroma of the chargrill create an authentically Mediterranean atmosphere.

Nick recommended that we try the speciality and vegetarian mezze paired with a bottle of dry, white Cypriot wine named Aphrodite, made from some of the oldest grape varieties in the world. As the mezze began to arrive, Nick told us to pace ourselves and it was clear to see why. First came a traditional Greek salad with warm pitta bread, hummus, tzatziki and sumptuous taramasalata, followed by steaming dolmades, deep-fried halloumi and crispy Spanakopita parcels. We sampled meat and vegetable moussaka, freshly fried calamari, mixed souvlaki and incredibly moreish courgette fritters before the feast was concluded with fruit and an indulgent selection of baklava.

As we ate, the restaurant filled up, with Nick hosting tables and greeting regulars like old friends. Our evening at Eviva transported us to an island paradise, and a parting measure of ouzo ensured that the relaxed vibe continued long after we left.

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