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Yialousa Greek Taverna

18 Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LU, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 20 7837 4748
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Ranked #6,815 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Greek, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I visited the Yialousa with my daughter as we were on our last night of a London break and our hotel was just round the corner. We both enjoy Greek food and, although I was not expecting the standards found in Greece itself, the food here bore no resemblance to any I have had before! We ordered starters of stuffed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I sat in the restaurant because it was close to my hotel (Tavistock Hotel). The staff were very nice, but also very pressuring to choose a dish. The dish I chose was very nice looking and tasty, but not cheap, as were the rest of the dishes in the menu. Basically, it is better to eat there at lunch than... More

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Pool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant and good meal there last night. Great ambiance and clearly frequented by Greek customers which has to be a good sign. The meze was excellent, too much as expected but the price was not. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the wine was Greek and unusually for outside of Greece delicious. Altogether a great... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The food was OK and the service was ok for London restaurants. I worked as a server for many years and I know some of the tricks that servers do to try and squeeze extra tips from customers. The bill was presented with all of our meal items entered with the prices but they didn't add up to the total... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We really enjoyed eating at Yialousa on Woburn not far from our hotel. Across the pond our food is more boring. This place really knows how to serve a hearty beef dish. The sauces, herbs, and so forth they marinated it in made it so amazing. I wish we had a Greek restaurant like Yialousa where I come from. What... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We’d heard wonderful things about this restaurant, so a group of us checked it out recently. In fact, that dinner at Yialousa has convinced my wife to agree to choose Greece for our next holiday. After being seated, our group was warmly welcomed with starters. Also, staff were able to make suggestions when we were pondering the goodies on offer.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have only ever been to this place once it was probably the worst Greek food I've ever tasted terrible staff who spoke little if any English and the man I charge was equally appalling - I certainly won't be going back - a word to the wise if you value good food and excellent customer service stay well clear... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The food and drink are good at this restaurant. However, the service is uneven primarily because the owner does not trust his staff. Staff are not allowed to deal with the money. The owner has to Cash everyone out himself. Consequently I waited over 45 minutes for my bill at an empty table. When I complained after half an hour... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Yialouse looks like a café from the outside and with its formica topped tables. However the seats are more comfortable than the usual straw covered taverna chairs and the food is excellent. It is anglicised Greek food with an Italian influence. We had the mezze. The food was so delicious that we had to finish it all and we struggled... More

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Ljungskile, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Fair price and the best mossaka we ever had! The waitresses were great too and the chef is to be complimented for his work. All our dishes tasted great!

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