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Yialousa Greek Taverna

#4,914 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#5,283 of 18,458 Places to Eat in London
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Bloomsbury
American, Turkish, Greek
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18 Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LU, England
+44 20 7837 4748
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Home-cooked food

Being Cypriot, it's been hard to find a restaurant in London that is no frills and just good, homemade food. Service was quick and friendly - we booked online but the system was down, however they still had tables on a Friday around 9pm despite it being a very touristy location. I ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
MonicaMylord
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Being Cypriot, it's been hard to find a restaurant in London that is no frills and just good, homemade food. Service was quick and friendly - we booked online but the system was down, however they still had tables on a Friday around 9pm despite it being a very touristy location. I ordered the imami's (oven-cooked aubergine with tomato onions... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is quite a nice Greek restaurant and the moussaka is definitely tasty. The restaurant wasn't very full and the service was reasonably quick. Staff were friendly. It didn't have anything special to mark it out, and was a bit expensive for what it was. You wouldn't go here for a special occasion, but it is fine if you are... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Came here for relaxing dinner after a long day of sightseeing. Food is very good and the service was excellent! Great hummus piping hot bread can't be beat! We will definitely be back on our next trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Chunky, tender beef seasoned with herbs, crunchy colourful veg and greens, and perfectly cooked rice came timely after the juicy, delicious-smelling stuffed aubergines and hummus, olives & pita platter. Only in London for the day we were pleased with this mouth-watering meal, and the friendly service that came with it. Definitely a restaurant for hearty, cheerful eaters!

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Eibar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excelent service and good variety ofe options. real mediterraneum taste, olive oil, garlic, mousaca, yogourt, ... The wine list is enouogh and waitress know enough to ask for your oreferences and suggest some from the list. They are. Not even so expensive bearing in mind London prices. We were 4 and asked for the degustation. Good option althouogh we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited late June 2015 for a 2nd time and I had the lamb and my wife had a combination. You get more food than you could possible eat so we requested to take away. The flavors generated by the chef were truly amazing. We had a great time and again, if we visit London again, we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I managed to convince a vegetarian friend to eat meat by bringing her to Yialousa Greek Taverna, where you can eat traditional vegetarian dishes like stuffed eggplant, peppers, or vine leaves. Well, while eating those tasty and visually appealing treats she took a little bite from my plate of mezes, which smelled so good, plus I was raving about the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stumbled on this place while walking by one evening and was pleasantly surprised by the food. It was early evening so the place was not crowded. I did enjoy the lamb very much, I ate and was on my way again. The service was decent, I got my appetizer, entree and Greek beer right on time. I did not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've eaten in here on and off for quite a while. The staff are friendly and the food is typical greek home cooked. I kind of like the place and the food is generally OK. However, they don't print out proper vat chits when you come to pay. You get a hand written slip and unfortunately sometimes the amounts against... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food here is OK, that's about all that can be said for it, if not a tad overpriced for what it is. When we got the bill, the numbers did not add up,; in other words the long haired bloke had added his 10% without showing it on the total. When I challenged this, he immediately apologised and took... More 

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Address: 18 Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7837 4748
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
Cuisine: American, Turkish, Greek

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  • Address: 18 Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 4748

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  • Cuisine: American, Turkish, Greek

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