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Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
302841041538
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6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We managed to book the last table for the night, so glad we did. From the moment we entered the owners were only too happy to help us, they told us about the wine that we had ordered and went through the menu with us. This is the most relaxing restaurant I think we have been in. As to the... More 

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Thank Steve M
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit but does not have many tables so well worth booking. I went in at 6pm to book a table of 4 later that evening and managed to get the last available table. Menu is not extensive but I could have ordered just about anything on it but finally settled for the sole fillet which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited whilst holidaying in the local area with my partner. We booked before arrival and advise others to do so as place was fully booked. We ate early and the service we received was excellent from the two owners. We had a great table with views out over the bay. The food was very nice, good sized portions and reasonably... More 

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Thank Mike W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant always seemed to busy and popular with couples. It's slightly elevated position means that you aren't overlooked as you are eating. Daniel and Andreea the owners are very efficient with looking after guests and know the menus inside out - its more mediterranean than traditional Greek so a little different. They make time to stop and chat to... More 

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Thank GregoryB
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We managed to get a table despite no booking and had a very good meal of Morrocan lamb. The wine was very good too, and the complimentary dessert the best we had on Crete. Limoncello as an alternative to Raki was also welcome. Daniel is a great host, but I tend to agree with some other comments that they should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu has something for everyone. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Very welcoming. We will return.

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Thank Valerieponygirl
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a week in Elounda and we had two evenings in the Lotus Eater. The owners, Daniel and Andreea, are charming. They are knowledgeable about their food and make a real effort to ensure you have a good experience. A small example - my husband asked for a cheeseboard which they don't serve but Daniel put one together... More 

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Thank covenette
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful and unique combination of good local produce, beautifully prepared and presented with quite exceptional levels of service and attention to detail. We had the fish platter and were delighted when Daniel offered to fillet the dish at the table. We heard a little of Daniel's training in the UK and marvelled at the way he and his wife... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely evening - this place had everything! The food was delicious; my girlfriend chose the Greek Salad & I had the beef in red wine sauce. We also had the bread to start, a bottle of water and a carafe of wine & the price stayed below the €30 mark! The complimentary Greek yoghurt with honey desserts &... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to admit to being a little cynical about the review hype, but having now eaten here I can see how it has made it's reputation. The location is excellent, being at the beginning of a row of half a dozen tavernas, but the slope allows it to be raised slightly above the others giving better views and slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $74
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 302841041538

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