PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES. This place is amazing! Honestly!!
We walked past early one morning and even though it was closed it stood out from everywhere else. A very "cool" understated look in greys blacks and distressed whites. Picked out with occasional splashes of red. With a vaguely naval theme to finish the look. Simple but stunning.
We returned for lunch that day and ate the usual Greek Salad with Feta followed by the almost Greek National dish of Gyropita. Again simple stuff but amazingly fresh and cooked to order. This was for me the best Greek Salad and Gyro I have ever had in Greece. It really was that good, backed up with very fast and attentive service.
We returned the next day for Lunch again. This time we ordered a grill of chicken and pork souvoulaki with Greek sausage and some type of ham. Again, amazingly fresh, very quick and attentive service. This may get a tad boring so to cut a long story short we ate there on 3 more occasions twice for lunch and once for dinner. Every time was the same story. Everything very fresh, very quick and excellent service. All of this at the similar prices to all the other local establishments.In fact right next door is a more traditional looking taverna serving the same type of food, I can't comment on their food, but it is outshone by the Grill and Chill.
After the end of our final meal there I introduced myself to the team/ family. Illias Christos and Sulla. I have to apologise to the 2 chefs, I didn't get their names, sorry guys.
Their story of the restaurant as told to me by Christos, Their sister designed it, and they as a family built it, From scratch. Made their own lights decorations and ad hoc ornaments around the place. they have been open only 3 weeks. You couldn't tell, they are all so good. So if you are in Kassiopi, Corfu. Walk down the main street and and just before you get to the harbour , on your right you will see Chill and Grill. You will not be disappointed.
Favorite Dish: Everything we ate just got better and better.
This restaurant came highly recommended to us by a travel guide so we thought we would give it a go and went for lunch.We sat outside and had pre meal beers before ordering our food.We shared a Greek salad for starters which was just as well as there would have been too much for one.My main meal was the Calomari and my partner had the Spaghetti bolognase.both meals were delicous.The service was rather slow but it lets you digest your food and take it easy,the price is quite expensive though but not surprising as we were sat in the middle of the island's capital.
Favorite Dish: Calomari,simply one of the best meals i had on this holiday.
A great place to stop and have lunch under the shadow of the New Fortress,sit in or outside on the many tables and enjoy the sights and sounds of Corfu town.not bad prices for Corfu town as some of the cafes can be expensive,quick service and friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: The greek salad is a must very refreshing and quite filling with bread and a cold beer.
If you like old fortresses, if you like having your coffee or drink or dinner surrounded by the glories of past times, then the "Old Fortress" Cafe Bar, is your ideal place!
Centrally located inside the Old Fortress of Corfu, just drinking your coffee, brings you back to old historical times, full of glory and war, reminding you of Venetians, French, English and some more conquerors.
Wonderful view on the Ionian Sea and the church of Saint George, built according to an Ancient Greek temple!
Favorite Dish: A selection of coffees and drinks.
A traditional taverna with all those traditional Corfiot dishes, you would like to try such as: sofrito or pastitsada.
Ideally located in the centre of Corfu Town this family-minded taverna, will let you discover many dishes from the local cuisine.
Favorite Dish: All dishes from the Corfiot cuisine! Personally, I like most sofrito.
A fast food eatery serving sandwiches,cakes,ice cream and drinks,we stopped here for a beer one afternoon after walking around the shops on a very hot day.You eat inside or outside or just take away,we sat in the shade outside and people watched,friendly staff and good prices.
We payed 4 euros for a large beer and a sprite.
While you are strolling around the narrow streets of Corfu Town or you are shopping and you want to make a stop for a coffee or a sweet, the KRITIKOS Pastry Shop should be the ideal solution!
Located on the most central and commercial Square of Corfu, the Sa Rocco or Theotoki Square, you can have a break and taste the big variety of patries at affordable prices, while you are sipping your coffee.
Favorite Dish: Sweets in a big variety!
Starbucks is my favourite coffee shop in the world and Corfu Starbucks is the best of them all. It is set overlooking Pontikonisi [Mouse Island] and Corfu airport. We sat drinking delicious latte's overlooking a beautiful monastery whilst watching planes land and take off.
Favorite Dish: venti latte and rocky road.
I came here with a plan: the crave for spaghetti with fresh lobster, a reason enough to celebrate...! I followed a local's suggestion for this place and I didn't regret it! Usually, this dish is very expensive (prices rated here reffer only to this particular dish and not to any other food served in this tavern) and, therefore, not what one would call a "must-do" thing for holiday. But if one can afford it, then this is the place to have it in Kerkyra!
Must order in advance, early in the day or the previous, in order for the lobster to be fresh, if of course is available, and large/small enough for the number of persons having the meal.
If not familiar with lobster-eating, it would be a good idea to ask for the lobster to be cut/cleaned or you can leave it to fate and enjoy the small battle! no pain, no gain after all!
From our hotel in Mon Repos Palace right along the coast, there is an enormous variety and number of restaurants leading all the way into Corfu town and we hit them all. Rather than write about each one, I am going to just include a summary of all of them.
As we walked into Corfu town (about 30 minutes) nearly every day from Mon Repos Palace, there is a beautiful Promenade along the sea coast leading all the way to the Old Fortress. On the other side of this walkway to the left is another trail, and a wooded area with bushes and flowers for the entire duration of the walk filled with restaurants, cafes, shops, and bars. In traditional Greek style, tables are set up outside the restaurant under these trees, for one to relax and unwind.
Nearly every restaurant has a menu outside where you can review what it is you are looking for. Languages are in Greek, English, German, and a few others if I remember correctly. The good thing about many of these restaurants is you will be given a huge bottle of water free of charge. Corfiot olive oil on the table is the norm, and it is absolutely delcious to put on bread, salads, or just about anything you eat.
Food is varied from location to location, but has an overall mix of Greek and Venetian styles. You can get pasta, fresh fish, prawns, and all the traditional greek and italian dishes as well.
Overall, prices were not that expensive. You could get away with about 8-10 Euro per dish and come out full -- but you will be paying a lot more if you are getting Cola. If you can skip the Cola and just go with water, you will save a lot of money.
The real highlight of our dining experience would have to be the wine. Without a doubt, Corfu has the most spectacular wine I have had of anywhere I have yet been to. Try the Makedonikos Tsalanti, and Rose Boutari and you will not be dissapointed. Of course, do not forget to sample the local wines which come in a small jug, and are chilled. The most memorable moments of Corfu was just sitting out in the evening, sipping wine and relaxing for hours on end.
Favorite Dish: Fried prawns are absolutely delicious, and reasonably priced.
Corfiot olive oil is a must, buy some and take it home.
Try the various wines, especially the local ones.
If you want to enjoy your coffee or your drink with panoramic view, then the Cafe-Bar "AKTAION" is the best choice!
At the same time, you will enjoy wonderful views over the Old Fortress of Corfu and the Garitsa Bay.
Favorite Dish: Coffee
Imagine a cafe, surrounded by the sea, with views of both fortresses and the small island of Vidos, taking you on a dream voyage of the flavours, the music and the colours of Corfu, all in a romantic atmosphere!
This kind of cafe exists and its name is: "EN PLO" (that means in Greek: "taking a sea voyage!
Open all day long, EN PLO seves coffee, fresh fruit juices, wine, beer or ouzo with a selection of mezedes.
Favorite Dish: Coffee with a unique view to the fortresses and the turquoise sea of Corfu!
Another Italian Restaurant? Yes, another one and a very good one!
"Il Vesuvio, Ristorante e Pizzeria" offers you all those delicacies, you would expect from an Italian Restaurant (the owner comes from Napoli) and more: spaghetti (every kind of spaghetti), pizza (every kind of pizza), focaccia, salads, meat and seafood dishes.At very affordable prices!
Favorite Dish: I am a spaghetti and pizza lover!
The ambiance in this little (well not so little) restaurant is fantastic. Indoor and outdoor seating under vine leaves. The food is fantastic and the service equally as good. The waitress loves her job and has a genuine smile on her face at all times.
Not a mosquito in sight unlike everywhere else. A children's swing park out the back to keep the little ones amused while they are waiting.
The service was brilliant not hovvering waiters ready to pounce but attentive at all times.
If youre ever there dont miss out ..........
Favorite Dish: Highly recommend the Stifado, Saganaki infact anything on the menu because it is delicious.
Ate there twice during my stay and on the 2nd visit we received a complimentary desert which i thought was fantastic.
During our hike at Campielo, Kerkyra, we just wondered off and sometimes forgotten where we ended up. So don't ask us how to get to Niko's Kafeneion, because we don't know anymore! A kafeneion or café is the place to drink coffee. It is traditionally a place where men gather to play cards or tavli (backgammon), read newspapers and chat with their friends about local politics.
We saw some men sitting with their komboloi (worry beads) and a cup of Greek coffee and in the pace they drunk it, we guess it could last for hours. We had a cup of Greek coffee and it was very black and strong, served in a very small cup. We noticed that the Greek tend to drink it very, very sweet.
It might help you that there are three different ways of ordering Greek coffee:
* Sketo - Without sugar;
* Metrio - With a medium amount of sugar;
* Glyko - Very sweet.