Yiayias Kitchen brings something unique to Farnham; authentic Greek and Cypriot food cooked on real charcoal. Housed in a 17th century public house, The Fox in Lower Bourne, we strive to create a comforting environment where you can enjoy fresh, family food like our very own Yiayia would make.
With twenty Grandchildren, Yiaya Christalla (Yiayia is Greek for Grandma) inspired cousins Paul and Will to create their own kitchen. Fuelled by family love and a passion for good food, this is the Yiayias story.
Overlooking the sea, deep in the fiery fields of Famagusta, every childhood summer was spent at Yiayia’s house, the meeting point for our extended family. Each day started by firing up, filling to the brim and then sealing Yiayia’s homemade clay oven. We’d then spend our days exploring the island running amongst vines and caves to return home in the evening to a family feast.
A hastily assembled, long ramshackle table shaded by ancient olive branches and grape vines, would be covered with bowls full of Yiayia’s secret recipes. From Sheftalia (Cypriot sausage), Moussaka and Yemesita (stuffed peppers), to homemade Haloumi and freshly caught octopus, every evening Yiayia would serve a hearty feast.
While various meats would turn on the traditional Souvla (grill), the table would quickly fill with authentic Meze dishes. Yiayia’s handcrafted clay oven turned out steaming pitta that sponged her special dips fashioned from fresh ingredients – amongst them, Houmous, Taramasalata and best of all Aubergine Melizano.
As the sun set, Keo beer and Zivania would flow. The sound of Grandpapa’s violin would carry across the hills as Yiayia served sticky Baclavas, Galbrama Semolina Cake and her renowned rose flavoured ice cream.
The climate, culture, local ingredients, and love for family and food were the embodiment of Yiayia’s kitchen. Today, with pride, our own Kitchen strives to offer you a sense of the same.
We hope you enjoy.
Paul and Will.
Large Garden and Private Cabanas
Relax in the spacious garden, cosy up in the sheltered heated patio area and keep an eye on the kids as they are entertained in the children’s play area.Events
Yiayias at The Fox hosts a varied range of events throughout the year including; Yiayias Big Fat Greek BBQ (every Saturday throughout summer), Greek Night (last Thursday of every month), Sundays at Yiayias as well as regular live music and all major sporting events.
12.00pm - 11.00pm every day!
Kitchen opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 12.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm to 6.00pmLooking for fresh family food which can't be found anywhere else in Farnham?
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21 Frensham Road
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