TUCKED away on Bath Street, just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Buchanan Street, it can be easy to miss Yiamas.

From kebabs to pasta bakes, dips to stews, everything is freshly made in the small family-run Greek taverna. And with plenty to choose from, it’s easy to get carried away.

You can phone ahead to the restaurant to collect your meal or order for delivery through Uber Eats or Deliveroo, provided you’re within a two-mile radius of the city centre. I opt to collect and by the time I get home, I realise I’ve over-ordered. Easily enoughdone, given the huge portion sizes on offer.

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We start off with the hoummus, a staple of Greek cuisine. It’s served with fresh pitta bread –proper pitta, the kind you get in Greece. None of this pitta pocket nonsense. It’s fluffy and light, and the hoummus is deliciously garlicky.

We give the pastichio a go. It’s kind of like a lasagne – smooth, creamy bechamel on top of layered tube pasta and beef mince. It’s delicious. There’s a hint of nutmeg about it but boy, is it filling.

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Next, the kokkinisto. It’s a dish you’ll see all the time over in Greece; a slow-cooked beef in a rich tomato sauce. I take a bite and the meat is cooked to perfection. Truly melt-in-the-mouth stuff. I can just imagine it bubbling away on a stove as it’s cooking, the beef getting that wee bit more tender with every passing minute. There’s a hint of cinnamon about the sauce; not so much that it’s overpowering, but enough to add that little bit extra flavour.

Finally, the main event: the gyro. Anyone that’s been lucky enough to visit Athens, Corfu or Crete will know exactly what I mean. It’s the pinnacle of Greek street food. Thinly-sliced kebab meat served with chips, salad, tzatziki and chips, all wrapped up in a pitta. Yiamas offer pork and chicken varieties. Because I’m greedy, I opt for their mixed gyro.

I lift it up with both hands – it’s massive – and take a bite. Instantly, I’m transported back to Crete. I can practically feel the glaring sun beating down on me and hear someone strumming a bouzouki in the background. It’s a wonderful combination of flavours; the garlicky tzatziki, the well-seasoned meats, topped off with a generous helping of cayenne pepper to give it a wee kick. It’s fantastic – just like the ones you get in Greece.

After that, we’re stuffed. Authentic, fresh Greek cuisine can be hard to find in Glasgow, but this taverna delivers just that. Efharisto, Yiamas.