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Columbia Taverna

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60-61 Crown Road, Great Yarmouth, England
+44 1493 854961
18:00 - 23:00
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Great Yarmouth, England
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A return to this restaurant after a gap of about 10 years, decor wise nothing has changed that I could see.......but we were there for some tasty food and that's exactly what we got. Starters included Halloumi and Garlic Prawns, all four of us went for the Beef Stifado for the main and all four of agreed it was truly... More 

Thank ispeaktheblondetruth
Salford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was simply amazing. The starters, especially the sausages, were a good size and very tasty. The haloumi was delicious. The beef stew was unlike any we have tasted before - utterly brilliant! The lamb was amazing value as it was a very good size and delicious. The decor was incredibly cosy and had the edge over other restaurants... More 

Thank AlanSarah252
Norwich, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of people like it here but I think it is overpriced and over-rated. The breads and dips that come to the table before the meal are not free! We all dived in before realising it but nobody asked us for it. My sisters had the steaks but I had fish which was average. The thing with Yarmouth is... More 

Thank cherrypotts
Antonios P, Owner at Columbia Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to review us on tripadvisor. I'm sorry if your experience wasn't what you expected. Let me assure you every step is taken my every member of staff to make sure the customer experience is 100% satisfaction. We would never charge you for anything unless your specifically request it, and if a mistake was... More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked Columbia Tavern for the third year running on a Christmas Eve lunch time to celebrate husbands birthday with family. Booking for lunch time is on request. Arrived at 1pm and only one other family table taken when we arrived. Turned out we were the only other booking. Staff and food could not have been bettered. Nothing was too much... More 

Thank Sarah C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a fantastic meal from Tony at the Columbia (Toniponis) The restaurant with the Totem Pole is a must if you have never been or indeed haven't visited recently. A delicious Greek Taverna serving excellent food. I believe over the years I have gone through the menu, nowadays I do not bother to look at the menu. Taramaslata with... More 

Thank Martin A
Gt Yarmouth
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit there now and then, sometimes for celebration others just to eat. With Cypriot connections we appreciate the food on offer there. Never had a bad meal yet and look forward to next time.

Thank John l
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service on arrival was excellent and remained throughout our meal Food was very good value with 2 courses each bottle of bollinger and a carafe of house wine all for under 100 Pork and lamb kebab was great and halloumi cooked perfectly Wasn't keen on the Taramasalata but humous was great Sides were tasty too

Thank Foodmad20
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

toniponis is excellent for fabulous food it is very atmospheric very subdued lighting romantic music playing in the background the waiters and waitress are very efficient but the main thing the food is exquisite delicious nice hot main courses seating very comfy we would recommend everyone to visit the best restaurant in yarmouth

Thank Susan C
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We went here for my birthday. Lovely food and great atmosphere. It wasn't busy but the waiters were fab as they didn't hang about waiting for us to choose what we ate.

Thank Melanie R
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely friendly staff, great menu I chose grilled hallumi for starters then beef stifado both cooked to perfection and very tasty, lots of bread and a beautiful Greek salad. Really good value for money wish we lived nearer ( we live in Yorkshire ) I would definately visit regularly.

Thank GBDN2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60-61 Crown Road, Great Yarmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 854961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?