Eviva Taverna

Eviva Taverna

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Situated on Barker Gate, directly opposite the Capital FM Arena, is the lively and unique Eviva Taverna. Open until 2am in the morning, Eviva Taverna is in the perfect location for a pre-show bite to eat or, if you’re feeling peckish, a post-show dinner. It is also ideal for those looking for a lively start to a night out in the Lace Market or venturing towards the bars and clubs that encircle Market Square.

As you step down into the traditional Greek restaurant, you are welcomed by the warm, homely atmosphere thanks to the authentic Greek music that plays in the background. The dining area has a rustic feel to it, with exposed brick walls and an indoor terrace which brings a little slice of Greek life into Nottingham. With a white and blue colour scheme and room dividers adorned with vines, Eviva Taverna brings all of the charm, flavour and excitement of Greece to the streets of Nottingham. 

The menu provides a huge selection of authentic Greek dishes which showcase the exciting cuisine from across the country. The Mezzes are a particularly good choice for those who are not particularly familiar with Greek-Cypriot food. These buffet-style selections allow you to sample many different dishes, a guaranteed way to find something you like for your next visit. On the main menu you can expect to find dishes such as Kleftiko, a slow-cooked shoulder of lamb served with potatoes and mushrooms; chicken Souvlaki, a char-grilled Greek kebab served on a bed of pilaff rice, with hot pitta bread and a salad garnish; and Mousakka, minced meat layered between aubergines and béchamel sauce served with broccoli and mushrooms.

Hosting regular live entertainment nights complete with bands and, on request, Greek dancing, Eviva Taverna Greek restaurant in Nottingham is the perfect venue for a lively evening meal or exciting lunch. Its location and size makes it ideal for larger parties looking to host a celebration, all the way to couples looking for an exciting pre-show bite to eat.

Review summary

9.2 based on 26 reviews
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Reviews (26)

  • Annette Grice

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    Lovely food and great service. Could not fault it. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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  • David Mackie

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    Great welcome and service at Eviva Taverna.

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  • Teri Browett

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    Wonderful service and great meal at Eviva Taverna. We were made to feel very special!

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  • Ian Robinson

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    Dined here a few times and always very good.

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  • Jeanette Burton

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    Just ok. Wouldn't rush back.

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  • Sarah Cain

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    Great food and great service. We went on a week night so it wasn't busy. We were well looked after. Nothing was too much. Great value for money would highly recommend. Will be back to Eviva again.

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  • Andy Slater

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    Eviva Taverna is a great Greek place!

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  • Savi Badial

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    Brilliant evening at Eviva Taverna, the food and service were great and Nick the owner even sent out for baklava as he had run out! I would highly recommend Eviva to anyone.

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  • Alan Ashurst

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    Eviva Taverna has both excellent service and food!

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  • stephen lanes

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    Good atmosphere at Eviva Taverna with a belly dancer. Enjoyed the dinner and will visit again. Well looked after by the host.

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  • Amy Stamper

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    I went to Eviva Taverna last night and didn't know what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised! A lovely interior, very informal and rustic, and plenty of nice Greek touches to fill up the space. In my party of five we shared the speciality and vegetarian mezzes (taking advantage of the 50% off deal in August). Our waitress was very friendly and efficient and each of the five courses staggered to arrive at slightly different times as common in mezze meals - which was perfect as we got to chat and the food didn't get cold! All of it was very tasty, especially the moussaka. I'd definitely go again.

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  • Elizabeth Owen

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    Great little place with lovely atmosphere, friendly helpful staff though service a little slow and no offer of dessert (went on a Saturday night so was busy) entertainment very good (bellydancer and you can join in if you want). Starters fantastic, mains very good but some lacking in veg and sauce.

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  • Bridget Foster

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    We were a party of 11 and the service was amazing albeit the restaurant was full. The food was excellent and plentiful. Excellent!

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  • David Pickering

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    A good little taverna. Regular staff were missing and it told in the service.

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  • Steve Hughes

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    Great food - big portions, really tasty. Service good even though we visited Eviva Taverna on a busy weekend night. Only downside is the price, I do feel its a bit overpriced.

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  • Lesley Barnatt

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    friendly, informal atmosphere, good food and plenty of it. Good value especially with 25% discount.

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  • Angela Blood

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    As usual a cordial atmosphere, superb service.

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  • Ben Atkinson

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  • Angela Blood

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    Fabulous as always. Traditional Greek family restaurant with Mother serving and offering advice on menu and offers.

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  • Paul Dixon

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    Fantastic value for money. Food was excellent and authentic (just how it would be in a Greece). Well done and thanks for making our Christmas party special. The Christmas Feast is well worth the money by the way !!

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  • Devasuda Anblagan

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    The food was good. I suppose they could have been better with the service and the speed of serving the food. But most of all, it was a good experience and we all had a great time.

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  • Peter Roberts

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    An excellent restaurant. We had the King's Mezze, which offers a huge variety and is very good value. Staff are very friendly. I will visit again soon!

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  • Maria Norman

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    Very nice restaurant, authentic Greek food and very helpful staff. Will be eating there again!

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  • David Shipman

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    We went here to celebrate a birthday and we are glad we chose it as it was a really good night! Everyone in the party agreed that it was a good night and all had fun and enjoyed the food! The staff were very friendly (a little too friendly with the raki, we regretted that the next morning)! Would definately recommend to others and will go there again!

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