Birmingham Food Blogger Launches Greek Cypriot Pop-Up

Birmingham based cook and food blogger, Tim Phedon, is launching his inaugural Greek Cypriot themed pop-up restaurant, Yiayia Mama, on Friday 3rd August at the Kitchen Garden Café in Kings Heath.

This marks the first of a series of pop-up evenings that Tim plans to host, to offer the people of Birmingham a taste of traditional Greek Cypriot recipes that he is so passionate about.

Tim is a third generation Greek Cypriot who was born and bred in Birmingham. Yiayia Mama, literally ‘Grandmother Mother,’ is Tim’s ode to the people who taught him to cook growing up. Through this pop-up and the ones to come, Tim wants to create authentic dishes from the villages of his grandparents in Cyprus, mixed in with creative reinterpretations of some classic recipes.

Menus will be themed around ‘mezze,’ small plates, as is typical in Cyprus tavernas, and will celebrate the vegetable above anything else. Meat mezze will also be available to diners during the evening. From bread and dips at the start to a Cypriot custard filo pie for dessert, the menu at Yiayia Mama will be entirely homemade.

A proud brummie, Yiayia Mama is his contribution to the city’s ever hungrier residents seeking new and diverse culinary experiences. As well as hosting this pop up, Tim assists occasionally on cookery classes at the Harborne Food School and has assisted local cook, food developer & cookery teacher Lap-Fai Lee.

Tickets for Tim Phedon’s pop up on Friday 3rd August can be purchased on Eventbrite. His next pop up scheduled at this venue is on Sunday 28th October.’

For further information about Yiayia Mama, including menu, visit, or follow Tim’s on Instagram – @timphedon and Facebook – @feedtim
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