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“You HAVE to eat here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Character Restaurant & Cafe

Character Restaurant & Cafe
Caldera, Fira 84700, Greece
+30 2286 021816
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Ranked #8 of 165 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Bistro, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cafe-snack all day, restaurant at night. Good for families with children, romance, special occasions, Perfect spot to watch the magical sunset. The cuisine is inspired by the Theran land and Mediterranean tradition and the menu is fresh with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. We also offer drinks, wines, coctails, coffee, desert and homemade icecream.
Vaughan, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“You HAVE to eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I ate at Character our first night in Santorini and there was no doubt we needed to go back again! The uninterrupted view of the caldera paired with friendly staff and excellent service make the atmosphere just perfect! The decor and colours are very inviting and the cleanliness of everything including the washrooms was exceptional. That's just the beginning! The food is absolutely delicious! We ate there FIVE times during our stay and were able to enjoy dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and a fair share of drinks and cocktails. The menu has all the classic greek cuisine with a modern twist. It is evident that time was spent coming up with dishes that incorporate the perfect blend of herbs, spices and fresh ingredients to create such mouthwatering flavour! So which dishes made us love our experience at Character?

Appetizers
- feta with the sesame crust
- fava cream
- tomatoballs
We tried these dishes at other restaurants during our trip but the unique flavours at Character make their appetizers the best in Santorini by far!

Salads
- Nest of parmesan cheese (the crust of cheese under the salad is sooo good!)
- Greek salad (the presentation and the flavours are amazing and the Santorini cheese is a nice touch in comparison to the traditional Greek salad)
- Barley Rusks (also known as Dakos...probably my favourite salad! Make sure you eat the stamnagathi too!)

Risotto
- Shrimp Risotto was heavenly! It was moist and had such rich flavour
Seafood
- Squid ( so fresh and nice for lunch or dinner)
- Octopus in ladokola (the caramelized shallots make this dish!)

From the Grill
- The Greek Souvlaki (the presentation and unique ingredients offer a nice spin on traditional souvlaki)

Dessert - All I can say is mmmmmmmmmmm
- crumbled mille-feuille
- mastichamousse
- lemon tart
All the desserts are so fresh and the best part is that they are the perfect amount of sweet for you to finish every last piece :)

Drinks
We tried Delphi beer here for the first time and it was amazing!
We also loved the Mojiou (a unique twist on a mojito with masticha)
The Sangria was amazing! The fruit was so fresh and flavourful, the wine was delicious and the presentation was awesome! There is also a nice hint of cognac that makes the drink!

Hopefully this gets your mouth watering and convinces you to definitely eat at Character! I added a few photos from our meals. Make sure you try it on your first day because you will definitely want to go back!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Stylish and atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Excellent quality, service and stunning views, maybe one of the best in Fira. The live music adds to the experience. The service is very attentive, everything clean and tidy. We found it by chance but it would have been a pit if we had missed it.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best restaurant we ate in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Loved this restaurant so much the first time we went back again! The colour scheme, the view, the staff and the menu everything was excellent.

Both times we went we sat at the same table on the third level of the restaurant, which gave an amazing view and was in a private alcove. Both nights we were there it was very windy and quite cool so be sure to bring a cover up. However they also offered us blankets which was very appreciated and a nice gesture. Our first night we also got a free desert and both nights we got a free after dinner drinks. Lovely restaurant

Visited July 2014
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Athens, Greece
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9 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Surprizing yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very welcoming and friendly staff; yummy food; menu with plenty of options; pleasant environment for having dinner outside during summertime. To sum up, everything was pretty good.
we ordered a Seafood Risotto and Codfish Loukoumades and really enjoyed, I definitely recommend it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had dinner the other night at this place. I would characterise the cuisine as new age Greek, that is Greek dishes but with very tasty twists. The food was delicious, very tasty and a long menu. The service was good and all the staff was very friendly. Don't forget to have a look at their wine list which includes numerous local wines that are very nice and fresh, just like this restaurant

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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