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Lotus Eaters

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek
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Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41538
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Have been coming to Lotus eaters for many years now, and it is great to see that the high standards are always maintained.Daniel & Andreea go out of their way to make all customers feel welcome.Food as always is exceptional.Look forward to returning in September

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
MikeLindaGlasgow
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Glasgow
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Glasgow
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25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have been coming to Lotus eaters for many years now, and it is great to see that the high standards are always maintained.Daniel & Andreea go out of their way to make all customers feel welcome.Food as always is exceptional.Look forward to returning in September

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the Lotus Eaters whilst on holiday in Elounda. Arrived just after 6:30 and we were seated without having booked, however whilst we were eating we saw many people turned away. The food was fantastic, intrigued by its presence on the menu, I ordered curry, and was told later it was the owner's father's recipe. Needless to say it... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really good service and great food, but book it or get their early. A few people were turned away whilst we were there as there were no tables left. We will definitely go back.

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is at the end of the long row of sea side restaurants. It has lovely atmosphere because of the setting and the owners. They make all feel welcome and at ease. The food is very good and they make a perfect martini. I recommend the tomato soup and sea bass but everything we ordered was very good.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The meal, atmosphere, and service all were superb during our visit. We stumbled across this place whilst looking for somewhere to eat lunch. The owners were very attentive, and the food was second-to-none. The Lamb Chops, in particular, were some of the best I've eaten! Highly recommend this place, well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a restaurant that has everything - fantastic food & wine, stunning views and great hosts in Daniel & Andrea. It was so good we went twice - the fish was excellent on both occasions and a very generous size given it is a set price. The beef stifado & lamb chops were also fantastic. I also have to... More 

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Saintfield, County Down
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17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Another restaurant we liked so much the first time we decided we had to re-visit, the Lotus Eaters offers and delivers a rare treat - great quality though reasonably priced food, delivered in a manner that combines a 'fine dining' feel with a more informal and friendly touch. The experience is enhanced by the locale - the terrace providing great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was really a good restaurant ! Both the lamb, moussaka and chicken tasted perfect😄Nice location by the sea and super service. An extra plus was the charming cat Bonjo who was mingling around all the guests . I can strongly recomend Lotus eaters to all who wants a great restaurant experience in Elounda!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Everything was lovely about Lotus Eaters. the food was excellent, the location superb. But it's not quite Crete. My idea of eating out in Greece is almost going to join the family around the table, where almost everything is spot on, wonderful food but maybe a bit rough round the edges. Lotus Eaters is probably Elouda's best example of fine... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Notwithstanding free high quality a-la-carte dining available for free in our hotel we had to return to the Lotus Eaters and we had a fabulous dinner and evening. The combination of two excellent Greek chefs preparing first class food and the English owner (Daniel) who worked at The Ivy in London and who has a wicked sense of humour made... More 

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Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Phone Number: 28410 41538
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 28410 41538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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