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  • £7.95- 3 Tapas/Meze at Lunch!

    Enjoy a selection of 3 tapas or meze dishes for just £7.95 at lunchtime. This offer is available between Wednesday and Saturday until 4pm. Please note this offer is running throughout December at the price of £10.95. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1134.

  • £17.50 - Party Meze Menu

    Available for tables of 4 upwards the party menu menu offers diners the chance to sample a selection of hot and cold favourites from the a la carte menu from the bargain price for just £17.50 per person. Not available during December. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1134.

  • £17.50 - Party Vegetarian Meze Menu

    Available for tables of 4 upwards the party menu menu offers diners the chance to sample a selection of hot and cold vegetarian favourites from the a la carte menu from the bargain price for just £17.50 per person. Not available during December. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1134.

  • £22.50 - Special Meze Menu

    Available for tables of 4 upwards the party menu menu offers diners the chance to sample a selection of hot and cold favourites from the a la carte menu from the bargain price for just £22.50 per person. Not available during December. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1134.

Review Summary

9.4 based on 129 reviews
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    Delicious food, attentive service and fantastic atmosphere! I can't wait to return!

    All round great at Yamas!

    Yamas surpassed our expectations, the service was great, the food was delicious and the restaurant had a really nice easy feel to it. We will be going again and recommending Yamas to friends.

    The meal was fantastic, amazing value service was very good overall experience would definitely recommend!

    Amazing food at Yamas!

    A really lovely meal and wonderful service. My first time here and I will be back!

    Wonderful place with such friendly staff and a lovely meal! I am a big eater but we couldn't finish the shared platter meal. We are looking forward to going again :)

    We ate from the lunchtime mezze menu and it was great value, the food was well cooked and tasty, and the service was good. Portions were generous and 6 mezze between two with pitta was just about right for us. Chorizo and spanakopita were two of our favourites.

    Everything about the restaurant the food the staff was perfect at Yamas couldn't fault a thing, the staff were very friendly & attentive, the food was amazing, perfect end to a brilliant afternoon, will definitely book to go again

    The food was absolutely delicious at Yamas. There was a nice, relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. Me and my husband went for the Tapas Special, and I literally can't believe how much food we got. We couldn't actually finish everything, which is unheard of for me! I wish we lived closer because it was lovely.

    Great atmosphere, value for money and tasty food.

    Lovely food. Great atmosphere and service. We ordered a selection of tapas including vegetarian. The veg Moussaka and lamb tagine were among our favourites. Would recommend Yamas!

    Excellent service. Waiters were very helpful with our menu and wine choices. Busy place. Good ambiance. Tasty food. Will re visit.

    Great food at Yamas. We went to Greece last year and loved the food. So we wanted to try more over here. Stiffado was very tasty and meat fell apart. Vegetarian Mousaka was a lovely taste. Pitta bread was served warm and very fresh. We even had the Greek beer Mythos. Staff and Owner very friendly. Recommend highly and will be back!

    Went last night for the first time. The food was good with a bit of a mix between Greek and Spanish - it works. We had a great night out, the restaurant was lively, overall a good value night out

    Highly recommend!

    The place was packed on a Tuesday evening in January- I think that says it all...

    It pre warns you on the menu that service will be slower than what you would expect in a restaurant, but everything is cooked fresh and it really is worth the wait. I agree with this! It really is delicious.

    The staff were attentive, friendly and you get the impression they sincerely enjoy their job.

    Delish

    Not been to Yammas before but would recommend it, especially if you like taking your holidays in Greece. The food is just a little reminder of those lovely meals looking at the blue sea from a beachside tavern. Pleasant, helpful staff.

    We had a very relaxed and delicious meal. The waitresses were extremely attentive without being fussy. One of our party needed to avoid certain foods and the waitresses both took time to point out allergy information and fetch alternative dishes. A wonderful night out.

    Good food good staff lovely owner

    We were delighted with the meal last night. As organizer of a big party I found the whole experience stress free. The staff were delightful and flexible. Coped with last minute number changes. We felt welcomed and looked after. The idea of having a cash bar made paying the bill very simple, as people leave at different times and the cost was the same per head. Thank you, will definitely book again!

    Very good value for money, tasty food and great service despite being busy!

    Excellent as always!

    Gorgeous food at Yamas. We ordered the lunchtime 3 meze dishes for £6.95. There was almost enough for three people once we'd added bread and olives! Lovely friendly service, great atmosphere. Beware though - £5.95 for a 500ml bottle of beer pushes the price up. We had one each. We'll share it next time!

    Food was excellent at Yamas, we will definitely come back here to eat again in the future and we'll recommend it to all our friends and family. We ate here after hearing great reviews and we were not disappointed with the food.

    The only feedback we would give is that the service could have been a bit more friendly and the waiting staff could have been a bit more attentive. We had to call them over a few times when we wanted something. We wouldn't let that put us off visiting in future though. Great meal, thoroughly enjoyed the food.

    Great portion sizes, and good value meat dishes.

    Excellent! Although we went early evening on a Sunday and restaurant was fairly quiet - service was great and food and wine were lovely. Would definitely recommend!

    Very good food and service, just slightly cramped which made my table a little to close to the next couple's for my liking.

    Lovely food at Yamas. Great service!

    Amazing quality food, attentive staff and very friendly.....highly recommended.

    The food was lovely, the service quick and efficient - we're already planning to come back! Would recommend Yamas to anyone.

    Fantastic - lovely staff!

    Amazing as always!

    A very enjoyable evening with colleagues from work (Group of 12). The food and service was excellent.

    The booking was easy, service fantastic and friendly, and the food faultless. The starters were a little on the expensive side for what you got, but the overall experience was definitely one I would repeat.

    Really enjoyed my meal at Yamas this weekend! The food was excellent and for the amount we had, very good value! The only slight drawback was the very loud birthday party group behind us made it hard to talk to each other during the meal, a little irritating. However, the service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome!

    Fantastic food and superb service. Would highly recommend the special meze!!

    Fantastic as always. Good to see some BBQd dishes added to the menu, and fantastic wines

    First class food and service well worth a visit

    Everything was brilliant

    Absolutely fantastic experience at Yamas restaurant. After multiple recommendations from colleagues and friends, my expectations were high but my first visit to this Nottingham hot spot did not disappoint!

    We dined as a group of 6 on a busy Saturday night - be advised that you really do have to book in advance (think a week or two before, or more if it's a large group or special occasion!) We were there for a good few hours and it seems everyone else had pre-booked. The atmosphere was buzzing and lively but not hectic. Our server was also lovely, great at recommending dishes and very attentive.

    I'd particularly recommend the baklava desserts, and the beetroot salad, but honestly we ate most of the menu and it was all delicious. Will 100% return, very soon!

    We had a marvelous night! We ordered the special Mezes and spent the evening working our way through each delicious course. The wine was very good and the service was exemplary.

    Had set the Valentine's meal at Yamas. Four course Meze. Food and service was great. Good value too!

    Excellent value at Yamas, vibrant place with great food at a good price!

    Glad we pre-booked as people were queuing for a table at 730. Seated straightaway upstairs, there was a large group n few other tables in a small room which felt very cramped and noisy. Couldn't fault the service at all, very efficient and polite staff, although we struggled to understand a couple of the food explanations.

    Our Meze was really tasty and delicious food but we felt the courses were rushed. As did we when the waitress poured the remainder of our wine for us. We were quite capable of doing that thanks!

    Overall good service and food and worth the money. We will defo go back!

    We had a very relaxed family get-together. Plenty of food on the set menu and a warm welcome from the staff.

    Yet another lovely meal at Yamas.

    A delightful meal in a delightful setting at Yamas. The food and service were excellent and it was great value for money.

    Really tasty food at Yamas! Nice, attentive staff. Will definitely return!

    The lunch offer is really great at Yamas!

    Yamas is an excellent place to eat, and it has some good new dishes on the menu too.

    Great Lunch specials at Yamas! Delicious and great value!

    Lovely meal at Yamas!

    The food at Yamas was fantastic but we were seated in an upstairs room with a very large, and very loud party which made it difficult to hear even the person we were sat next to. Again because of this party the service was mainly focused on them and we were forgotten a little, but the staff were generally polite and friendly.

    Impressive lunch meal at Yamas - really tasty food, a wide selection.
    The wine list has some interesting on it from around the med.
    Perfect for lunch.

    By far the best lunch deal in town. Portions are enormous, food very tasty, and a great wine list. Service can be a bit slow but that's Yamas being a victim of their own success.

    I have visited several times to Yamas - this is very good restaurant, the service and food are excellent, the ambiance is just right and it is excellent value would recommend to anyone in Nottingham, give it a try you won't be sorry.

    We went on Saturday to Yamas restaurant for their 3 for £6.95 offer. We were seated at upstairs at the back, near the kitchen and still had to wait over half an hour for our food. When it all came out, some was pretty good, others not so much.

    Went for the lunch offer of three tapas for £6.95. We added extras, flatbread and olives, as we thought it wouldn't be enough. How wrong we were! Loved the whitebaid, and the rice in vine leaves. Party in my mouth.
    They were very attentive and I'll be heading back to Yamas soon. Thank you!

    Excellent food, attentive service and great value for money. We will definitely be returning to Yamas.

    Had a wonderful meal, food was very authentic. Staff were brilliant too.
    Will return.

    Excellent meal, we chose olives to start of which there were plenty followed by the meat platter to share with Greek salad. All cooked lovely and very tasty, more than enough for 2 people. The restaurant was busy as it was a Friday evening, so pleased we booked in advance.

    Excellent food at Yamas.

    The food is excellent, the ambience is very welcoming this is great value at lunch time as well 3 Tapas for £6.95 good size portions and the service is really good well worth a visit!

    Excellent value for money, great food and atmosphere

    Amazing food, a lot to choose from for both veggies and meat eaters. Service was good, staff were attentive and sweet. Cute restaurant, great for a date or with a big group - really good buzzing atmosphere. Very happy.

    Great food & service, again, highly recommend

    We went for our first in September visit and we will go back again. The food and service was very good and plenty of vegetarian choice.

    Great food & service, again, highly recommend

    Great atmosphere at Yamas

    Great service at Yamas

    Great value for money at Yamas

    Food was yet again excellent. Staff were attentive and i left full and happy. Great place to eat!

    Food was amazing! Had a really great birthday meal and will definitely be back.

    This was our first visit and we will go back again. The food and service was very good and plenty of vegetarian choice.

    We visited Yamas for the first time with my sister & sister in law (who have been before & highly recommended it). The food was delicious - fresh & high quality, the staff were attentive (at the right times), and nothing was any trouble. My husband said the price was a little on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Lots of vegetarian options, food was delicious, good choice, great service. Would highly recomend it!

    Very good food, served in a nice environment at a good price.

    Not our first visit here, so we knew what to expect. The food was up to the usual high standard and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes tapas.

    Yamas is a little treasure, good simple Greek food, bustling atmosphere (Thursday night), good value (we had the meze) and attentive staff.

    Excellent food, and always made very welcome at Yamas restaurant in Nottingham.

    Great night after the ice hockey. Lovely food at a good price.

    We ate from the christmas mezze menu which was tasty and good value. However there was maybe more food than we needed but no complaints really. Service was excellent, very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Yamas for groups of friends wanting to share tasty food in a relaxing atmosphere.

    Great food at a great price. Despite being busy, service was very good.

    Very friendly and attentive staff, willing to make recommendations and give advice where needed. Would definitely recommend.

    A lovely hidden gem. Very friendly staff & gorgeous fresh, tasty food.

    The platters are fantastic value for money.

    Overall an excellent restaurant, great food, exceptional value, excellent service, the only drawback was that we were out for our anniversary, and the ambience didn't really suit the occasion. The restaurant was very full (great), but the room was very noisy. Wouldn't be an issue for another type of occasion.

    Good food and very good service.

    Lovely place, lovely staff and YUMMY food!

    Enjoyable meal.

    Delicious food, helpful staff, lovely overall will definitely be going again.

    Good every time we go.

    The meal was very tasty and offered a good selection of food. We dined from the Meze menu.

    Always good value for money, excellent service and lovely food.

    One of my favourite restaurants in Nottingham. The food is really tasty - would highly recommend gigantes (giant beans in rich sauce), stiffado (slow cooked beef stew) and the salmon. Also the Greek yoghurt with nuts and honey dessert is really nice. Staff and waiting style are second to none and the format of the dining experience is really casual and fun with it being tapas style. Superb. If I had to make a small criticism it would be that the food portion sizes have dropped a tiny bit since it first opened.

    Very nice as usual.

    Had a fantastic time at Yamas, the food great, the service awesome. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone. 10 out of 10!

    Very tasty and excellant service.

    The food was enjoyed by all of us.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Yamas last Friday and we will definately be going back. The only slight niggle was a very loud group of ladies on a hen night who got louder and shriller by the minute. Forgetting the ladies the food was awesome, the service was spot on and we loved it!!

    Service was excellent - had the meze which was good with good vegetarian options.

    The food was absolutely stunning the service first class and we will definately be paying another soon. Nothing to fault - everyone is so friendly.

    Very tasty food.

    brilliant service and food

    Excellent meal as always.

    Excellant!

    Being a Greek native myself, I felt nostalgic this whole week and was really craving some greek food. I have been to Yamas a few times and have not been disappointed! The service is great, the waiters and the owner are warm people who genuinely seem to like one another and have a good dynamic between them, and the food is always great. I would recommend the vegetarian or meat platters, which are great for sharing! I really did get a taste of home again, which is exactly what I was looking for!

    Good selection for vegetarians at reasonable prices. Service was quick and friendly.

    Great night, nice relaxed atmosphere, well informed staff who were extremely friendly and excellent food. Will be returning again soon and bringing along some friends.

    Excellent !!!!!!!!!!

    Yamas is an amazing little restaurant!

    The food was fantastic, the restaurant had a great feel about it and the service was amazing!

    I gave the toilets a 6 purely because we didn't use them so I couldn't comment.

    The only slight negative was purely down to my own ordering choice. I got two very protein full dishes in the whitebait and meatballs and it was a little stodgy (I wish I had the meatballs and maybe a salad) but the food itself was faultless.

    I reccomend it and will definitely be back myself!

    A very good first trip to Yamas. Service was very good, especially with the restaurant being full. Maybe a little bit too noisy, but some big groups celebrating various things.

    We shall certainly be back.

    Yamas had been recommended to us by family and I am pleased to say that we were not disappointed. The selection of dishes was excellent and the quality was superb. The staff couldn't do enough, they were attentive but not pushy and I am sure that we could have stayed there all night if we wanted. We will definitely recommend them and visit again if we are ever in Nottingham.

    Great food, fantastic service and a nice, relaxed atmosphere. The £6.95 lunch offer is excellent value.

    Friendly and attentive staff, very tasty food, will definitely be visiting again!

    A little gem in the Notts city centre with a nice family run business warmth to. Excellent value, at this point my favourite joint.

    A really lovely place to eat with a variety of quality dishes to choose from. We had the Moussaka which was delicious, plus 3 other dishes and t was great value. Staff were very attentive and welcoming.

    Very nice evening, well cooked traditionally greek food - really tasty. The only downfall for us was the tables for two were right next to the bar and open fire exit which affected the ambience a little. Otherwise a great evening and I'd definately visit again.

    I love this restaurant. I took my partner there as I was hoping for a reminder of the food I have enjoyed on Greek holiday’s. The concept of this food being more refined and served in tapas style suits me down to the ground. We enjoyed a tremendous salmon dish (beautiful flaky salmon), a stiffado (a warming Greek slow roasted lamb stew), dips and olives, prawns and large beans in a rich tomato sauce. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant and we had an incredible time there.

Mon:
5pm-10pm
Tue:
5pm-10pm
Wed:
12pm-10pm
Thu:
12pm-10pm
Fri:
12pm-10pm
Sat:
12pm-10pm
Sun:
12pm-10pm
  • Ranked #13 of 314
  • Avg. main course: £5
  • 0.48 miles from Nottingham
  • Greek

We say…

A Mediterranean oasis in the centre of Nottingham, Yamas offers a vibrant Greek dining experience in rich, cosy surroundings. Located on Thurland Street, just off Pelham Street where venues such as The Hog’s Head can be found, Yamas offers diners the perfect retreat form the hustle and bustle of the busy city.

The dining room is drenched in a relaxing palette of creams, accentuated with the odd burst of coffee and olive. In between the feature arches is a custom painted design featuring a repeated olive branch pattern. The result is a contemporary and airy dining room that will transport you from the Midlands to the Mediterranean .

‘Yamas’ means 'cheers' in Greek and diners are immersed fully in an authentic Greek experience from start to finish. You'll find the occasional inspiration from Spanish tapas at Yamas, as dishes are served in a delicious tapas and meze style. Roughly translated, meze means ‘snack’: much like tapas, a selection of dishes are chosen and sampled to suit your appetite or the number of people in your party. You are able to choose as much or a little as you want, or choose a set menu, which offers a perfectly balanced selection of dishes.

There is a huge range of freshly prepared dishes such as the traditional Greek dips of tzatziki and houmous with pita, albondigas - a Spanish dish of meatballs in a tomato sauce - and the authentic souvlaki, skewers of marinated chicken, beef or lamb. Stand-out dishes include the spanakopitta, spinach and feta wrapped in filo pastry; gambas ajillo, garlic prawns with lemon and herbs and keftedes, juicy Greek-style meatballs.

Yamas serve their tapas and meze throughout the day from lunch onwards: the restaurant is also a great place for just a light meal, or equally as good for evenings before heading off to sample Nottingham’s nightlife.










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5 Thurland Street, Nottingham, NG1 3DR
0115 754 1134