One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small Greek restaurant or cafe.
- ‘A string of restaurants ranging from fine dining through to a Greek taverna and a pizza terrace dot the seafront, with its classical views out to the island of Zakynthos.’
- ‘14th century Byzantine ramparts radiate from here, mostly overlooked by 20th century apartments, tavernas and cafes, yet it feels more like an overgrown village.’
- ‘Now it is a narrow, bustling thoroughfare of Greek tavernas and kebab shops.’
- ‘Step inside the restaurant and you'll be transported to a Greek taverna, as the wonderful aroma of Mediterranean cooking fills the air.’
- ‘Visitors can expect high standards of accommodation, friendly locals, a good choice of restaurants, bars, tavernas, nightclubs and shopping.’
Modern Greek, from Latin taberna (see tavern).
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