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Island Restaurant

Beach Road, Gouves, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 47 Restaurants in Gouves
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

First of all it has the best sea view on this part of island. Second - food is very tasty and stuff polite. On the other hand, I've been waiting for T-bone steak for 40 minutes and it was not so good. Overall a very good place to eat! Would definitely recommend it to visit! Also there are two huge... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Superb location and a wide selection of good food, I'd recommend Island to anyone visiting Gouves. Maybe a bit pricier than other eateries in the area and it isn't fine dining, but the warm welcome from the staff made it worthwhile. For me, portions were more than adequate and I have a pretty healthy appetite! Overall I thought it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I always look to trip advisor before making my own opinion and I've never once felt the need to leave my own comments of recommendation until now I must say friends who know me can defiantly say I am hard to please it was by chance we went to this restaurant from then we came here on 4 occasions durning... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good food, great location, great staff. We visited The Island by chance on our second day and subsequently visited the restaurant many times over the following two weeks. The food is perfectly good and is reasonably priced, although you can find cheaper bars around the area if you are on a budget. The chef specials are worth the additional cost... More

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Bayside, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a spectacular view, but that's about all that is spectacular. The food is not good and wayyyyyy overpriced. My father has lived in the area for 29 years, and we went to the Island - ignoring his advice and not heeding his warning - and were terribly disappointed. I figured, hey dad, with a view this awesome,... More

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Despoinazach, Διευθυντής at Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Friends Firstly many thanks for your review . We really appreciate all your comments for our restaurant . You have always trust your Dad , 29 years experience in Crete he knows a lot . We hope your dad know Creta Farms and Leventakis Chicken which are the best biological farms all over Country , based on Crete and... More

Dalry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

probably spend most of your time taking pics as it is a great view. lovely location and well designed. food is excellent if a bit more pricey but again location dictates. a must visit if in Gouves

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Dawlish
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Greece is an expensive place to visit...Island restaurant embrace this totally with their pricing which is over the top and wholly dependent on coastal location. Portion size is straight from anorexic-anonymous. We complained at the microscopic portions presented to us. The kids play area is a bonus for families and the cocktails are good, but we went for dinner elsewhere.

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Despoinazach, Διευθυντής at Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Friends Firstly many thanks for your review . We really appreciate all your comments for our restaurant . Greece is the cheapest destination from all over the world and if our restaurant was so expensive like you describe we will not have more that 60% of our customers be greeks customers since nowadays our country pass economic crisis .... More

Horndean, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Def worth a visit- beautiful location generous portions and good value. The staff where extremely helpful and gave a beautiful complimentary plate of fruit to us after our meal - thank you will def visit again .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I enjoyed the food good variety and lots of fruit at each sitting My only quibble is that they could of made more authentic Greek food as it's nice to eat what's eaten in the country you visit

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Despoinazach, Διευθυντής at Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Friends Firstly many thanks for your review . We really appreciate all your comments for our restaurant . Our Kitchen is very traditional that the reason that more that 60% of our customers are Greeks. In our restaurant will find the highest percentage of local customers than any other restaurant in tourists area , that mean our dishes meet... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came a few times for a drink the staff are very friendly as is the parrot that welcomes you perfect location and amazing views, the drinks were very reasonable and this place is a must at sunset.

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