This taverna is located in the heart of the old town of Rethymnon. On fist impression I was taken aback by the lovely gardens, fountains and lovely lemon trees that surround you. It looks great!!! You could literally reach up and pick the lemons that are hanging above your head!!! All that glitters ain't gold!!!
The menu is quite inviting, but a little on the pricey side!
My wife and I were shown to a seat towards the back of the gardens. This table seemed ok, but then we realised that it faced out towards the local square/kids play area. This was not really conducive to a quiet meal for 2. It also seemed to be a local cats community centre. I counted 7 of them around our table!!! We were glad of them when the food came.
This would have not been a big issue had the food been nice and the service acceptable. Neither was the case sadly.
The lady serving us had a little difficulty understanding me (Northern Irish accent threw her) and when I tried to make light of this she just tutted and stormed off. Still trying to figure that out. Still would have put it down to crossed wires until the food arrived.
The food - SHOCKING!!!!!
I had asked for pork fillet and my wife ordered the cod. The pork fillet was nicely presented and served with vegetables and potatoes. I have never attempted to eat such a tough cut of meat in all my life!!! It was also full of fat. That got worse as I discovered the middle part was raw!!!! Red raw. I was nearly sick. Cats!!!
That was bad but my wife's cod was awful. It looked like something that had been caught in 1975, frozen, then microwaved that night. It was a wrinkled up, pathetic mess. Credit to her for even trying it. One taste was enough.
Back to our friends the cats. They were well fed that night!! However even these skinny little cats left part of the cod! They couldn't even face it. It's probably still there!!!!!
After our altercation with the waitress we decided just to pay our bill and run. One of the worst experiences ever. Look, it may have been a bad night as I have read many great reviews here, but I would not risk it.
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