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George's Yard

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 21-05-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-05-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Established in May 2017, the taverne George's yard is located in the house where Fisherman-George used to live. We, Manolis, Yvonne and our team, are looking forward to present you cretan dishes with finesse and a modern touch. Delicious fava with capers and sun dried tomatoes, exquisite beef stifado with Mavrodafne wine and caramelized onions,are just some of our creations you should not miss.
US$7 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Just perfect,grilled wild mushrooms in pesto to start,shrimp spaghetti in black garlic,hidden under the 'shell on' shrimp were at least 10 shrimp swimming happily in the sauce ready to be devoured. Lamb special was,well special.free bread with olives and a beautiful chocolate/orange cake at the...end also free of charge. Throw in a half litre of very nice house white wine and a bill of only €38 we walked away with a rather large smile on our faces. Be warned book in advance as very busy but with very attentive service with genuine smiles. We loved it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

The food was extraordinarily tasty, the portions are big and the prices are really good! The staff are very friendly and warm. We'll definitely visit again!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

We’ve came in after a long drive and were looking for a place to eat. After looking up the reviews we came here, at first we would have missed the restaurant entirely if it wasn’t for TA’s results we are happy that we didn’t. The...service was great. The girl serving us had her mask on all of the time. The service was very prompt. Ive ordered the chicken, girlfriend took greek and eggplant salad. All three were great. At the end we were served grapes and chocolate. 🙂More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

Stuff was unfriendly that we left before even getting seated. Beside that, no corona rules apply to this location: tables close to each other and stuff does not wear masks probably

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Excellent place in Matala where you can eat traditional Greek food, that is also changed from the traditional recipes in a really interesting way. The owners are really kind, you will have a really good night if you go here. Emanuele

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2021

A must in matala Even the greek salad is better than in most places Alot of vegetarian dishes It is a lively place - reservation is recommandet

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

The “Lamb special” is worth traveling here for - even a long flight… The couple running this gem have a masterpiece on their hands. Do BOOK IN ADVANCE

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

One of those places that without TripAdvisor we probably wouldn’t have visited but I’m so glad we did. It’s near to a number of other restaurants that overlook the sea and for this reason, without having read the positive reviews beforehand, we probably would have...walked past in favour of the sea view. But based on the reviews we went for George’s Yard and it is well worth forgoing that view. Service was friendly and attentive, the food was sublime. There was a few vegetarian and vegan options which were very very good and the price wasn’t bad at all. Would definitely have gone here again if we were staying longer.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

so much choice ,you have to have the lamb in filo pastry ,absolutely gorgeous .need to book as very popular

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

reccomend the lamb in filo absolutely fab, everyone we spoke to who had ordered the dish were amazed,advise to book as always busy, has a good wine list. one for the foodies.

Date of visit: September 2020
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George's Yard is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5