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5.3 /6 Excellent 41 Reviews

Eviva Taverna

The Lace Market Greek ££££ +100
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About Eviva Taverna

Eviva Taverna brings a little sun-kissed Greek hospitality to Nottingham city centre’s historic Lace Market area. Set in a handsome 19th-century red-brick building down Barker Lane, it can be difficult to imagine the vibrant Greek-Cypriot dining and party scene inside given the restaurant and club’s very British setting. Though Eviva Taverna is something of a specialist when it comes to hosting parties – be they birthdays, hen and stag nights or corporate bashes – the restaurant remains a great place for casual dining, with famous mezze platters and one of Nottingham’s best selections of vegetarian Mediterranean dishes.

Check out Eviva’s Mezze menu!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Eviva Taverna, Gothic House, Barker Gate, NG1 1JU Nottingham

Further Information

You can make a meal from mezze, and Eviva Taverna doesn’t fail guests looking to dine in this eminently social, very Mediterranean way. You can start small, with the mini mezze for two offering up dips, pita, keftethes, dolmas and kalamari for a great price considering the restaurant’s location in the city centre and the Lace Market. But why be timid considering that Eviva Taverna is one of the most up-for-it Greek Cypriot party and dining spots in Nottingham? Dive on in and go for the five-course vegetarian mezze, the specialty mezze, or the lavish eight-course Eviva King’s Mezze, this last representing the full riches of Greek-Cypriot and Mediterranean cuisine.

Besides Eviva Taverna’s generous mezze platters, famous in Nottingham, there are plenty of traditional Greek-Cypriot starters and main courses for you to enjoy. Make sure you order a Greek salad, a default accompaniment to any meal here, before opting for one of the Greek main courses or souvlakia. Classic moussaka gives way to stiffado stew, tender and slow-cooked lamb kleftico, calamari and prawn saganaki, and the vegetarian Greek tavvas, a seasonal selection of vegetables cooked to Eviva’s own recipe and served on a bed of pilaf rice. The lamb, chicken, pork, and beef steak souvlakia are famously good – opt for the Eviva mixed souvlakia for a taste of all the chargrilled goodness you could wish for. And, if you’re looking to celebrate, you can’t past Eviva’s Barker Lane premises, in the heart of the city centre’s Lace Market area as a host for your party; with capacity for up to 75 guests and, naturally, contacts in the Greek dancing community, private events here go off with a bang. Or at least a broken plate or three.


41 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 41 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
03.02.2016 01:34

Brilliant and authentic tasty food, service was great, lovely friendly atmosphere and very reasonable price, we had the vegetarian mezze and it was delicious! We love it here, and will definitely return

1 review so far 5
19.03.2016 08:11

great food lovely setting.couldn't ask for a better restaurant to sample greek for the 1st time. the set mezze was a great choice as there was so much choice on the menu. will be back soon

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 09:58

Very good atmosphere, the food was excellent and staff very welcoming. Restaurant well situated for motorpoint Arena (ice rink) and close to car parks. We would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 19:29

Lovely setting and Great food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all a really enjoyable evening. We will want to go again when in Nottingham.

1 review so far 6
17.01.2016 07:43

Amazing food and amazing service, nice little restaurant - we will be recommending and we will be going back. The staff couldn't do enough for us Thank you

1 review so far 5
06.05.2017 09:19

Friendly welcome, great service & friendly staff. We had the king mezze which was good. Only downfall was the 'king size' prawns were quite small & rubbery. A part from that, highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 13:00

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, also very accommodating to my dietry requests. The food was delicious and plentiful! My husband and I will definitely be back soon.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 07:57

This is a lovely restaurant with superb food, great authentic atmosphere, and friendly and attentive staff. Really convenient location, less than 2 min walk from Nottingham Arena.

1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 16:12

Were going to see Rod Stewart at the Arena, so picked local restaurant for quick pre-show meal. Lovely food, pleasant staff, cosy atmosphere. Will use again.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 08:05

Wonderful service. Food was excellent. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Would recommend this restaurant highly and would go back again.

1 review so far 5
01.11.2015 08:50

Lovely warm welcome and authentic atmosphere and food. Entertwinment was enjoyable and relaxed, a lovey family evening. No feeling of being rushed. Food was all of a high standard.

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 08:28

Lovely food. We went for the speciality mezze and there was more than enough food. Great selection to try. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Would definitely return.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 20:08

Very good food & excellent service. Slightly dated surroundings but the food makes up for it. Good for couples or a party. Three more words?

1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 20:01

Lovely staff, very helpful and superb even amazing food, although its slightly expensive for what you get, its a treat rather than a regular visit.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2017 10:48

Very enjoyable evening. Attentive service and the food was excellent. The staff couldn't do enough for us . Would definitely recommend and go back again.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2016 08:26

The food and music were very good. The service started out very good but towards the end it was difficult to get service when needed.

1 review so far 2
11.04.2016 10:55

Disappointing as after reading positive reviews it wasn't the night (or food) i expected.. Service was great, food ok, the belly dancer and birthday party was a little too much for me though! if you want a fun night with a crowd then perhaps worth a visit, but not really a spot for an intimate evening.

7 reviews so far 4
13.08.2017 11:00

Staff were attentive and polite, atmosphere and decor sparse, we had the king mezze, generally very nice except the meat dish which was dry and stuff.

1 review so far 2
20.02.2017 06:56

Certainly not the best Greek food we've ever had, we chose the king mezze, some of the items had obviously been through the microwave to warm up before serving, as had the baklava so the pastry was soft as a result. Won't be going back

1 review so far 5
06.02.2016 10:44

very much enjoyed the food. Nice restaurant. would recommend again