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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Diane Walker
Friday 26th January 2024 at 7:17 pm
Looking forward to it! Sounds as though previous experience and a lesson learnt will prove to be the making of this new restaurant.
Mark Garner
Saturday 27th January 2024 at 7:29 am
Looking forward to dining with you George, always been a fan and I think the market for traditional Greek is opening up. All the best, get in touch.
Jonathan Follows
Saturday 27th January 2024 at 9:53 am
I had lunch at the original Stolen Lamb several times and it was good, a little "different" and enjoyable. I also liked CAU, so I'm looking forward to visiting the new Stolen Lamb again in the near future.
Fiona MacDonald
Tuesday 30th January 2024 at 5:49 pm
Loved the Stolen Lamb food, had many meals there and got to know George quite well. My husband and I can't wait to go to the new restaurant and sample their cooking. Well done George for opening up again!
Sandy Martin
Wednesday 31st January 2024 at 5:23 pm
Brilliant, loved the stolen lamb …. Greek yeah …. Not Italian ❤️
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 31st January 2024 at 5:32 pm
Excellent news. Greek grub properly done is great. Outdoor terrace!!! Nothing like the smell of diesel with lunch!!

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