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Tavern Irene


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews moussaka fried courgettes giant beans boureki melon sea bream salad octopus excellent local food family business home made generous portions cretan cuisine two weeks olive oil nice restaurant tavern
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Reviewed yesterday

Tavern Irene was freshly renovated and had opened after being closed for several months. It was very clean and comfortable. Although the menu was diverse, in reality, actual food choices were limited on the Friday night we visited. This is common though in off season...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jimbJ9735PH
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Well-run family business serving delicious, authentic dishes. We spent a lovely evening here when on holiday in October - very pleasant and attentive staff who made us really feel at home. One of the family members (Iannis) even fetched us from our hotel and drove...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank techmill
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The first time we were in "Irene" in 2009 and we were delighted ... The locals were eating there so we decided that the food must be good. And it was... delicious :) Mrs. Irena approached every table, she made sure that every customer was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Malina M
Reviewed October 15, 2018

When we went last year I remember the grandmother and the uncomfortable chairs but not the food. This year the food was good and we were treated to locals dancing - not for the tourists but for their own enjoyment as far as we could...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank crhjones
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Irene was recommended by our local guide and we were not disapointed. We never had such a great octopus. But also the rest of the dishes was just perfect. We now had our second dinner here and can really recommend this location to others.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JonasS3518
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A really local restaurant that even our Cretan friends recommend ...check the specials to see what is good and especially ask for Horta the vegetable..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NigelEngland
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fantastic taverna with excellent traditional home cooked food. Cretan cuisine is both hearty and healthy and combined with local wine and wonderful service offers a genuine enjoyable eating experience. Iannis , on being asked if he could book a taxi for myself and my wife...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank geggsharding
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Family atmosphere and delicious fresh food. Great selection of traditional Greek cuisine. Quick and friendly service. So called 'must visit'.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank korelia2018
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Staff is very friendly food is authentic Greece tasty and not expensive. Highly recommended! Try to arrive when there's live music, it will improve the experience tenfold.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank omri s
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This is the first place we've visited since we first came into chania and it was such a pleasant surprise we had the option to be picked up from the hotel and dropped back after we've finished as well, just complementary, also the lovely waitress...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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April 27, 2018|
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Yes!From 8 o’clock is open for coffee and breakfast!
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