Best Greek restaurants in Derby that will transport you to the Mediterranean

Chicken Souvlaki is never a bad idea! Chicken Souvlaki is never a bad idea!
Chicken Souvlaki is never a bad idea! | ZorbaGreek / Instagram
One of the restaurants was described as “reminiscent of dining in a family home in Greece.”

Greece is my spiritual home. If the sandy beaches, turquoise sea, and lovable locals weren’t enough of a draw, there’s always the food.

Greek food is the absolute best, in my not-so humble opinion. After all, there’s a reason why everyone tells us to eat like they do in the Mediterranean.

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If a holiday to the Med isn’t on the cards this year, don’t fret because Derby is home to several delicious Greek restaurants that will put you in the party spirit.

So limber up those stomach muscles and get ready for a feast of gyros, halloumi, souvlaki, spanakopita and ouzo. Yamas!

1. Zorba the Greek, Derby

Address: 9 11Bold Lane, Derby DE1 3NT

For authentic and amazing Greek dining in Derby, head to Zorba.

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This wonderful restaurant is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 on Google and has a plethora of outstanding reviews.

Justine Stuart said: “Omg the only thing missing was the sea. The food was amazing as were the staff just could not fault it.”

What to order: Halloumi souvlaki or a hearty Stifado

2. Bella’s Gyro

Address: 6 Victoria St, Derby DE1 1ES

Is there anything more Greek than a gyros? No matter how you pronounce it (properly or in pigeon Greek), there’s no denying this is up there with the best food on earth.

Bella’s Gyro is rated a whopping 4.8 stars out of 5 on Google reviews. AND it’s available for delivery!

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Alexandra Sasha wrote: “The food was delicious - staff are friendly and service is amazing. Good price, outdoor seating is lovely, and coffee is amazing. Definitely will be coming back!”

What to order: Pork gyros and spicy feta dip!

3. Athens Grill

Address: 16 St Peter's Churchyard, Derby DE1 1NN

Greek by name and by nature, Athens Grill is not a restaurant to be ignored.

With a 4.8 star rating on Google, this taverna has been described by one happy customer (Careen L) as “a wonderful Greek experience.”

From the warm welcome to the authentic food, the reviewer added it was “reminiscent of dining in a family home in Greece.” What to order: Go hard with mixed meze and a moussaka! Book your table.

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