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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Symposium

Symposium
Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73100, Greece
+30.2821060545
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Ranked #8 of 68 restaurants in Platanias
Price range: $13 - $52
Cuisines: European, Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
St Austell, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Came here based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. Really nice traditional Cretan food. My partner had Mousaka and I had Lamb shank and both were amazing. Service was good and the cost was standard.

  • Visited September 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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English first
Fon, Vestfold, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Excellent food and good prices :) The chateubriand for 2 is to recommend, also the chocolatesuffle. Also tried some other food and it all tasted lovely

Visited August 2013
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harstad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Overrated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

After 12 years in Platanias, we have found many restaurants that serve better food and give better service than Symposium. This summer we gave it another chance. I ordered entrecote and my wife chicken filet. The filet was ordinary, but the entrecote was a thin slice of meat that was beaten to pieces and with no seasoning. Terrible. So next holiday: no Symposium.

Visited July 2013
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“Good food with reasonable prices accompanied with excellent service and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on good ratings on TripAdvisor and it was also recommended by several travel agencies. We had some basic Scandinavian food; steaks, ribs etc and all was very good. The pepper steak is still better (more juicy) in Scandinavia so that's why only 4 stars for food quality. All the rest dishes were excellent. I will visit here later if I travel Creta again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food but a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Best souvlaki I tried in Platanias, and very friendly staff who cooked for us even though they were about to close the kitchen for the night.

Visited June 2013
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