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“Presentation over substance” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Veranda Restaurant

Veranda Restaurant
Lignou, Hydra Town, Greece
(+30) 22980 - 52259
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Hydra Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Presentation over substance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The location is fantastic, overlooking the roofs and the harbour, but as far as the food is concerned we found that too much attention was given to the presentation and too little to the choice of food. If you are looking for an expensive, very romantic place, this is for you. If you are more interested in local, traditional, fresh dishes...then look elsewhere.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average food, great view but you'll pay for it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great view of the port and the town.
The service was really good and polite. The only minus was we waited over 20 minutes for the bill, even though the restaurant was not even half full. Perhaps just a mishap.

We ordered a salad and fried feta, both of which were excellent.
We ordered pasta for our main dishes. That was a disappointment compared to the starters. Drowned in cream sauce, really heavy in the stomach, below average taste.

We also ordered a couple of glasses of wine. The bill was around €30 per person, which I found unreasonably high for the amount and quality of food. I guess we paid for the view...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Perfectly romantic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband found the Veranda recommended in our guide book and it certainly didn't disappoint! The outdoor seating added to the romantic ambiance because the view is spectacular! Although you don't see the sunset directly its glow bathes the port and hillside dwellings. The church bell tower chimes on the hour. We fell in love with Hydra and fell in love all over again with each other... You will too. Service everywhere seems to be caring and nothing is too much trouble. We had an exquisitely prepared meal. We met an Irish couple at the next table who had had their wedding in Hydra and reception at the Veranda! And that was back in the 90's! They knew all the staff like family!
We would never have found this restaurant without the guide book. It's a well kept secret! Do take a look at my photos!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Loads of style !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

For your best night on Hydra island you must visit Veranda Restaurant ....open air amazing view loads of style...2 minute walk from Pirate Bar

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Maybe an off night?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

It didn't help that we were the only customers this night, but we were surprised after all the other favorable reviews, that the meals were so ordinary. Maybe a new chef or new management, or just a really off night? Hydra itself was deserted in the last week of May. I hope the tourists and the standards pick up soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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