Family run Greek restaurant returns to Wilmslow

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A Greek restaurant which closed over 7 years ago is being brought back to Wilmslow town centre.

Chef George Yiannis is re-opening the Stolen Lamb which will be located on Water Lane in the premises previously occupied by Roost and CAU restaurants.

George said "When I first decided to turn the Stolen Lamb (which was located above Laura Ashley on Grove Street) into The Symposium we were supposed to move to the ground floor but the deal wasn't right.

"Time has flown by, a lot has gone on and I have got married. Then the unit came up, the deal was right and so was the time, so we decided to give it another go."

Instead of being a Greek Cypriot restaurant, this time it will focus purely on Greek food, particularly influenced by the cuisine of islands.

George told me "It is going to be a bit more traditional this time. My grandad, who was a big part of it - but we have lost him now - and my dad wanted it to be traditional but I was a bit too adventurous as a young chef. We had six years before and we have learnt from our mistakes. We can't be everything.

"Now I have learnt more about Greece and the Greek Islands so this time it will have a Greek Island feel, it will still be about hidden Greece - as that was the story of The Stolen Lamb - but I have learnt a lot more about the way they do things in Greece."

They will be serving mezze to start with followed by more rustic main courses as well as warm baklava and a selection of the different Greek liquors, which each Island is famous for.

The 70 seater restaurant, with an outdoor terrace, is planning to open in March or April with phrase two coming at a later stage - providing a private dining room upstairs.

George added "I can't wait to open and have enjoyed working with my wife on it as well. Hopefully my dad will come and work part-time and my uncles and brothers are all going to have a say in it."

George Yiannis will continue to run The Wrap Studio and Grove.

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Roy West
Saturday 27th January 2024 at 11:39 am
Excellent news, good luck.

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