Treat Yourself Fridays - Yamas

A weekly feature created to promote and support restaurants in Nottingham city centre throughout lockdown by treating yourself to tasty food!

Treat yourself to Yamas: 

If we had to summarise Yamas in a few words we’d go with Greek food at its finest. Over the years, the restaurant have delighted thousands of locals with their delicious Mediterranean inspired cooking but to truly know what Yamas are all about you have to take a little trip back to 1994. 


At the heart of everything Yamas do is an unyielding emphasis on family. Back in the nineties, Savvas Ktori (or Dad as Yamas owners like to call him) found a gap in the market for delicious authentic Greek cuisine and quickly set to opening up a restaurant called Dionysos. Just short of ten years and a fair amount of success later, Savvas sold the restaurant to help sons George and Michael set out on their own path. And so, in 2007 Yamas was created. It’s really been a family business since day one and nearly a decade later, not much has changed. 


When it comes to the cooking, you’re unlikely to find a much more authentic experience in Nottingham. As children, owners George and Michael would spend their summer holidays in Cyrpus with grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousin. Through them they learnt about everything Greek cuisine had to offer and how to perfectly prepare, season and cook an abundance of mouthwatering meat and fish dishes. In line with Greek tradition, they only ate vegan food on Wednesdays which resulted in a deep appreciation for natural plant-based flavours. For George and Michale, top notch vegan food is a must! All of this unique culinary experience shines through in each and every meal served at Yamas. 

Photo Credit: Yamas

Photo Credit: Yamas

Given Yamas’ family values, it’s no surprise that they want their food to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. That’s why every menu is hand crafted to suit a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Their extensive range of gluten-free and vegetarian will leave most spoilt for choice. Don’t be fooled into thinking Yamas shy away from heartier dishes, their tasty selection of Mediterranean seafood and meat dishes will delight even the most enthusiastic meat eaters. If that wasn’t enough then their BBQ meats served straight from the grill will definitely do the trick.


Like many restaurants, Yamas have unfortunately been required to temporarily close their doors due to the government restrictions to combat Covid-19. The good news is that are very much open for delivery and even created a special takeaway menu just for the occasion. The menu is packed with all the good stuff from Tapas to grilled seafood, sharing platters and much more. Click here to get started and see the full menu. You can even get 15% off when you order directly from their website. 

Image credit: Yamas

Image credit: Yamas

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