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Mediterranean, European, Greek
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous location but the whole atmosphere was ruined by the terrible elevator music, we requested the boy managing the business to change the music as we previously spent 21 days in Symi earlier in the summer season and we know they have some good music...but his arrogance was such that he ignored our polite requests. Staff here are also frustrated by the draining sounds of a really bad version of Kenny Gee. After spending 4 fabulous months in Greece on some amazing islands and cool beach bars this was by the very worst which could have so easily been the best. We will not be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

It is definitely the best restaurant in Symi. In terms of location, view, drinks variety as well as service !! Warm and helpful Staff, very nice facility for taking a sea bath, privacy, luxury facility, and professionalism by the Staff. The food is good, excellent...breakfast options, fast food options are also excellent, but not so much variety for dinners. Pricing at the medium level of Symi island. It is the best choice for romantic and family meetings and events!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

We spent a week in symi and this is the best place to chill out , eat and drink. Maria who works there is kind and considerate and looked after us . The food is excellent and well priced , cannot fault the location.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

The location is great but the staff although nice, are inexperienced and not attentive particularly since this is an expensive place. The food was very good but the linguine with shrimps arrived late and were not warm. The food was overpriced, this was the most...expensive restaurant in Symi and clearly was not the best.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2021

Whereas the location is great, the staff is incompetent and primarily rude. The food is OK but too expensive. The few drinks available are terrible.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Super cool place, we stayed there to swim, we had brunch and lunch. Nice food, friendly service, nothing to complain about. It's worth visiting the place wether you want a drink, a meal or just to relax under an umbrella. Unique place amazingly designed, you...can swim watching the stunning view of the city.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

Amazing experience. Food was delicious, we tried the trout with vegetables, lamb and a starter with prawns. All dishes were divine. Service is perfect with very friendly and helpful staff. The view is fantastic as all tables are by the sea. All in all a...wonderful experience that combined delicious food, great service and amazing view. I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

We were recommended this restautant by Jill at Kaledoukas holidays. It isn't a cheap restaurant but it does have a great location and lovely decor, the food was good too, although it was a bit of flying visit and we only had the fish roe...and bread cover following by the Lobster orzo risotto, which was really very good indeed. Everything was a very high standard. We were getting a quick meal before meeting someone, and would like to have tried more dishes but no time. There was a lot of fresh fish on the menu, some very creative and tasty sounding dishes although more starter choices than mains but seems what they do is very good. Will go back again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

We came for breakfast and to lounge around on our last day in Symi. The food was very disappointing, very watery eggs, stale toast and cold coffee. We complained but the server rudely took our plate away only to bring the exact same thing which...at this point we were over it and didn’t want it. We didn’t have any of it but still paid full price. No apologies given. It’s a shame that the owner has put so much effort into creating a unique and cool place but the service and staff running the place completely ruins the experience. There are way too many better places on Symi to waste your time and money here.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

Located at the far end of the harbour well away from the bustle. Fantastic view, very relaxing surroundings, secure swimming area. Great at any time of day. We have visited several times during our stay. Great breakfast and coffee followed by a swim. Lots of...early evening cocktails . An outstanding evening meal. The Greek spread starter was delicious, symi shrimp freshly fried, catch of the day Sea Bream perfectly cooked. If you are looking for something special this is it, watch the sun go down while the yachts come in.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

we had the chance to visit several times this place, but we kept going back not only for the view and the lovely clean sea, but also for its coffee...maybe one of the best places to visit if you love good quality coffee and "smart...dishes" according to the time of the day ..pricing? very reasonable for what it offers, and really the quality is high and the service, is very good too...when in Petalo you feel like you are in heaven by the view, but in Europe for its accommodation..will visit again and we recommend this unique spot by Symi clean harbor ...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Nice location but unfortunately the food wasn't good, seafood was not fresh at all and also the fish of the day costs around 22 € for less than a kg (quite expensive as its quality is not even ok). Great if you only want to...have a glass of wine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Had meant to visit before this year but never got around to it. So glad we did this year. Situated at the end of Symi harbour near the new port, it provides comfortable beds or large cushions as well as the cafe area. Beds are...free as long as you eat or drink there. Scenery is great, as is swimming in the sea. Waiter/waitress service, great coffee and snacks as well as a fully stocked bar. Perfect place for us to chill out. Definitely a place to return to when we visit next year.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Visited this beautiful waterside space in 2017 and this is what I wrote about it then. “What a wonderful space! Beautifully and thoughtfully laid out, the most excellent sunbeds ever! (I've only seen this style of canopied sunbeds in Cuba) The food and drinks are...delicious and well presented. They play smooth, cool jazzy music which adds to the sophistication of this classy beachside jewel. We were very attentively looked after by two lovely girls, Athena and Cleopatra, whose charm and friendliness made a big impact on us. So much so that we have spent nearly every day in the same spot, soaking up the ambience and relaxing. Highly recommend!” Heading back to Symi this week and planning to revisit Petalo several times during our stay. It really is a gem of a spot to sunbathe, relax and allow the incredible ambience to soak into your soul!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Had dinner and drinks in this fine spot on a Saturday evening. We were surprised to find there was such little attendance in rush hour, just before the sunset. The location provides one of the best and most serene views in Symi. The restaurant area...is just next to the cafe and the beach/lounges next to it. This does not work out so great for the "restaurant feeling" some people will want. My advise is they should consider separating the restaurant area more profoundly. This is the only modern/international restaurant we came across in Symi and the service was great. Courteous, fast and helpful. Loved the carpaccio, amazing skaros pasta and the fava were our top picks. We tried a variety of different plates, all were brilliantly prepared. Only the local shrimps needed a bit less coocking. Would definitely recommend, for food, lounging or cocktails.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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