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“Lovely, atmospheric restaurant, loads of vegetarian choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portes

Portes
Portou 48 | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
+30 2821 076261
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Ranked #28 of 293 Restaurants in Chania Town
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This small family owned restaurant is located on Portou Street.The alley leading to it is decorated with charming old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day to welcome and please our customers.
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“Lovely, atmospheric restaurant, loads of vegetarian choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had lots of small starters. My favourite were the stewed oyster mushrooms and the stuffed vine leaves. They do a very nice sweet red wine sauce with the mushrooms unlike anything I've ever had before. Worth a visit. However, Tamam is still my favourite Chania restaurant!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Does well for it's unique location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Didn't have too much difficulty finding this place using the TripAdvisor map. Meals were pretty good. I think what struck me most about the restaurant, was it's location. It's situated on a narrow walkway. Along the wall, they've placed old doors along their portion of the eating area, which explains the restaurant name. Pretty unique way to turn an otherwise unusual location to something nice. I had the chicken risotto, which was good/standard. My wife had the Portes chicken--which was very good. She had the better meal. The fries were great and it was a filling meal. After a week of staying in Crete, most every restaurant, when you call for the check will give you some sort of fruit plate and a small bottle of their Raki to mull over the bill. I think this is a nice touch with majority of the restaurants we visited in Crete.

Visited June 2013
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Went at 7pm as can get busy. Research done on TA made this a firm choice for us. Always make appoint of eating in the back streets away from harbour. At 8 pm people were waiting for tables as they knew the food was good. Liked the Middle East fusion,particularly the salads. Will be back later in the year.

Visited June 2013
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“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

In a lovely atmospheric back street in the old town of Chania. Excellent value for money and excellent local food this is certainly worth a visit

Visited June 2013
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“Portes is still number one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I took my 21 year old nephew to Portes. He was visiting from Scotland and so on his final night we thought we'd give him a real treat. Susanne was her always charming self and her two sons and husband were there to ensure our glasses and plates were always full.. The food never fails to impress and Martin, who had discovered the simple delights of Fava on this trip, waxed lyrical about Susanne's own dish with caramelised onions. As ever, Portes manages to take ordinary Cretan fare and turn it into something very special. The spicy chicken livers are a must as is the Portes Pie and the chicken and leak meatballs. Prices are considerably less than the harbour tavernas which are only a few hundred yards away. We tend to order a range of starters and maybe one main course because the portions are always generous. And if you like red wine try the Portes table wine. It's light and very drinkable and a change from the fortified brown stuff that most tavernas pass off as red wine. Susanne also brought out a large slice of freshly baked hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream along with the mandatory bottle of Raki. She knows my weakness...

  • Visited June 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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