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Creta Embassy Tavern

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4 & 5 Ioannou Kondilaki Str, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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+30 2841 083153
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a delicious crevette spaghetti. Went back for more. Andreas or Andrew the son of the owner is British and helpful. Good local food. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jilliana R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Embassy is just off the lake in a side street but once inside you feel as though you're in a different world. The courtyard setting is beautiful, perfect for romantic evenings. They don't have a huge number of tables so it has a quiet intimate feel to it which is very welcome after the bustle of the lake just... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Tucked away just off the main drag around the corner from the main lake taxi rank, very pretty and quiet. Interesting old embassy decor. Fab tiled floors inside. For a change it had interesting vegetarian cuisine quite different from the usual stuff. First visit staff food and service good. Second visit not the same experience at all. Order was completely... More 

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Oswestry
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192 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The food is lovely - Greek or Mediterean dishes. The garden is beautiful, lots of people this it. The staff are great and families and Cretan people use it all the time.

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coventry
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

My 20+ year returning to this wonderful island. I have frequented this lovely hidden treasure restaurant away from the run of restaurants and cafes, on numerous occasions, and this visit 4 times in our 6 night hol. The food is delicious, the taziki not runny as experienced elsewhere, the chicken so tender with veg to compliment makes my mouth water... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The settings of the restaurant are great, leafy colorful terrace, very pleasant. The food, a let down. Being in region where most food is sourced locally, it was very strange to see most of the dishes made with frozen ingredients, including the chicken and the lamb. The salmon however, which obviously isn't a typical Mediterranean fish, was fresh... How bizzarre.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We ate there 3 times , one evening with live Greek music which made the evening even better. The food is delicious being grilled salmon or pork fillet in orange sauce with apricots we were spoiled for choice. The atmosphere is cosy and the staff very friendly. I recommend you book beforehand as the place is not huge. This restaurant... More 

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leeds
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited last night this is a restaurant advertising it is cretan not so run by British people. Food cold served in a sickly sauce,the Greek salad feta cheese sliced so thin it would not look out of place on a British rail sandwich this place needs a visit from Gordon Ramsey

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Thank reelspin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent find. Should be far higher in the ratings. Just off the lake area and well worth a visit. Very friendly and helpful staff; really good Cretan food and very reasonable prices. Good selection on the menu with a few different items not usually seen.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

It was so good we went most nights. Great local food, location & hospitality. The Tsakziki, Baclava & octopus...are superb. Say high to the family when you go!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 & 5 Ioannou Kondilaki Str, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 083153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?