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 shoppers 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 completely contrasts with the mass of stone on the streets of Nottingham.
‘Yamas’ means cheers in Greek and diners are immersed fully in an authentic Greek experience from start to finish. There is the occasional inspiration from Spanish tapas as dishes are served in a delicious tapas and Meze style.Roughly translated, meze means ‘snack’ and much like tapas a selectin of dishes are chosen and sampled to suit your appetite or 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 choice 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 served with Tzatziki. 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 restaurant serves their Tapas and Meze throughout the day from lunch onwards and makes a great stop off for just a light meal or snack as well as a relaxed and lively evening meal before heading off the sample Nottingham’s nightlife.