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!
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.
Really sorry to hear they are closing, excellent food, good atmosphere, helpful staff. We have enjoyed each of our visits in the past Thank you
Amazing authentic Greek food, very attentive staff & a good atmosphere. Will definitely come back - best Greek I've tried in a long time :)
We had not been for a while and it was fantastic food and service as always. Look forward to going back in a few weeks time!