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“Outstanding food!!!!”

Telesilla poolside Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Kontokali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $33
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the evenings, the poolside area turns into an outdoor restaurant and a cocktail bar, which stay open from 18:00 until late. Both of them are extremely popular attracting tourists as well as locals from different parts of the island. The restaurant offers a variety of Corfiot and other Greek favourites together with international dishes and is well known for the exceptional quality of its homemade food & wine as well as its attractive prices. Telesilla nights are memorable not only for the welcoming atmosphere and the fine food, but also for their great fun and entertainment. We host live performances, free for all our guests and visitors, and music is at the heart of these events. We have live shows put on at least 3 times each week, with acts ranging from joyous and exuberant traditional Greek songs and dances (Saturday nights) to Elvis style rock ‘n’ roll (on Thursdays), and from easy listening & jazzy melodies to highly energetic dance grooves (Tuesday’s show). All the action takes place in our cosy pool area from 21:00 to 23:00, approximately. Yet, after this, the party is not over. The music keeps playing and the cocktail bar is there, ready to take you to the moon! Our barman has even attended seminars on cocktail recipes and preparation methods to ensure that he can offer our guests some of the best flavours and tastes Each and every day, Spiros and Makis Filippas will go to the local market to select fresh, pure and healthy meat, fruit, vegetables and all the other ingredients needed so that our chefs can come up with an abundance of culinary delights. We never opt for ready made products of any kind or settle for goods of low quality. We see the restaurant as an extension of our home and our guests as valued members of our extended family, the Telesilla family. Our chefs and kitchen staff prepare and cook all dishes in exactly the same way as they do at home for their close relatives. For the same reason, our portions enjoy a reputation of being both generous and good value. We also produce our own wine and, every year, any guest who wishes to participate is welcome to do so! At the poolside area, we organise a jolly “wine making fiesta”, a convivial event with much celebration! We take great pride and satisfaction in the happiness of our guests. Their smiling faces and feelings of contentment are Telessila’s principal aims and the basis on which we measure our success.
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding food!!!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food every day of my visit.You are invited into the kitchen when they are cooking the food and you could eat your food off the floor its so clean.You have a choice of about 40 or 50 items to choose from all expertly cooked by excellent chef and cooked to perfection

Thank TheJollyBoys
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from a 6 night break at this wonderful hotel. We ate in the buffet every morning and twice for dinner. The food was fantastic, the service polite, friendly and efficient and the wine was home made and perfect. The menu is incredibly varied, the portions are large (so you will never go hungry) and the dinner entertainment is always great! The staff are always honest too, (if one starter is enough for two of you then they'll tell you so!) beautiful place amazing people and food to die for..I particularly recommend the telesilla special, paleokastritsa.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Ray G
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“LOVE this place, highly recommended.”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been here a few times - and my parents regularly visit as they live in Kontokali for a few months a year. We absolutely LOVE it here. The service is excellent, with staff honestly not being able to do enough for you. The food is delicious (my dad demands quality in his eating and raves about the lamb being the best of the Ionian islands) and the cocktails are YUMMY. My parents have stayed in the hotel a few times and again the quality and service have always delighted them. I've not been for a couple of years but the staff remember me and regularly ask them how I am...you're treated like relatives or old friends and are always left full of food, warm from entertainment and laughter and happy in your heart. I can't wait to go back this September! Keep up the good work guys.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Rozana W
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kent uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!!!!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Not just a restaurant but a great eating experience!
You are greeted so warmly right from the start in this lovely hotel restaurant. The food is excellent, greek cooking at its best. We went twice once with our grand children and once alone. The children were made so welcome, toys to play with and a menu of their own to chose from. The wine is home made by the family and is fantastic! The restaurant is busy so I would book to be sure you don't miss out. If you are coming to Corfu, put this on your list not to be missed!
Julie and Martin

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KentUkJules316
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Greek hospitality at its best”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were staying on the west coast of Corfu and decided to hire a car and see some of the island.
Our son and his family recommended Hotel Telesilla as they have stayed in the past.
We stopped for drinks and returned later for lunch. The food and service was 1st class and the hospitality was wonderful.
Next door is the family run coffee cake and internet cafe, which has to be tried, delicious !!
Thanks to the family for looking after us..

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Frank N
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