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“Lovely food and great staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avra Bistro

Avra Bistro
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
28410 - 22530
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Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Chose to eat here because of th high rating from trip advisor and was not disappointed. An extensive menu, and staff are happy to describe any dishes in more detail. I took there recommendation on my starter and main and they were both beautiful. Would thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just returned from 2 weeks in Ag Nik. Having visited the Avra many times over the last 4 years the high quality food and excellent service has never faultered. The two Costi's are always welcoming, friendly and helpfull and i enjoyed celebrating my birthday at the Avra this year. We look forward to visiting again next year. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“lovely place and owners!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

an absolute must for anyone travelling here! I recommend the tomato soup and the prawn provencial!! Place is situated on the corner and can be really busy at times so you may want to arrive early or reserve your table! They do Breakfasts also which are nice! As for the 2 owners the 2 costa's well they are polite friendly and very nice people and the wife is lovely to! I will be back again

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Simply The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Visited the Avra last September, after trying a couple of other tavernas, and we were so impressed that we ate there avery night. This year we just didn't bother going anywhere else and ate there every night. The food is out of this world and the 2 Costas can't do enough for you. The service is fantastic. The food is plentiful and varied and the fact that the same folks turn up night after night is a fantastic advert in itself.

We are returning in June next year and just can't wait. Also staying at The Lato Hotel, again. The combination of The Lato and Avra................what more could anyone want?

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The Best Food in Agios Nikolaos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can not emphasise enough how good this restaraunt actually is. The food is full of flavour, the menu has great variety to suit all tastes and the service is First Class. The Meze's were delicious (the Cretan Spinach Pies and roasted peppers), I was particulary taken with the moussaka and the slow cooked lamb dish (you have to order the lamb in the morning).

My boyfriend and I spent 10 days in Ag Nikolaos at the lato Hotel and I am someone who likes to try different places to eat, we did however spend 7 out of the 9 nights at Avra because we simply did not wish to eat anywhere else, the food was that enjoyable!

Thank you to the two owners for making us feel so welcome, for their excellent recommendations on the menu and for creating some wonderful cuisine at a very reasonable price!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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