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“A Quality Restaurant with Exquisite Culinary Creations!”
Review of Kyrimai

Kyrimai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Part of the Kyrimai hotel
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We spent 3 days here at Kyrimai and had the opportunity to try the hotel’s cuisine.

BREAKFAST: Normally it is taken at the terrace next to the pool with sounds of the water lapping against the rocky coast below. It is served right to the table, different every day and the variety is rich. It includes homemade pies, breads and cookies, cakes, variety of homemade jams, omelettes, cheese and ham, coffee and the freshest ever orange juice, enough to fill you up for hours. The way breakfast is presented in a huge crystal or porcelain platter counts a lot!

The restaurant of Kyrimai can easily be compared to Top Gourmet restaurants of Athens.
We had dinner here both the two nights and I found it excellent in every way and enjoyed its culinary creations.
Under the supervision and guidance of Michelin starred Chef Yianni Baksevani the restaurant has been highly upgraded. Traditional Greek dishes are presented in a modern innovative twist. The terrace by the water is the perfect setting for romantic candlelit dinners under the stars.
Guests can enjoy their dinners also at the dining room which is just as chic and romantic as outdoors. Matina will surely advice you with her expertise knowledge to choose the right wine from the long wine list.
Elena, the top Supervisor Chef in the kitchen these days is an asset to Kirimai. She surprised us happily with her mouthwatering and exquisite dishes. Both nights the dishes we had were superb.

MENU: Salads are between €10 - €13.Try the Spinach salad and vegetable Spring rolls -simply amazing!
I highly recommend that you try “Fava” with chopped octopus pine nuts, raisins & caramelized pumpkin. It is delicious!

If you are after vegetables don’t miss trying the Caramelized filled aubergine ....it is out of this world in taste and presentation. If you don’t find it on the list ask for it. It was my best dish.
The Small pies stuffed with cream cheese & rose jam €10.00 were also good.
Finally another excellent and very delicious dish that I loved was the local pasta made of carob syrup. It comes with fish of the day or prawns. I forgot exactly how it appears on the menu list. -€18

The Wine list includes some of the best local labels ranking from €17.00 to €45.00.

SNACK MENU: I found it quite economic.
There are two types of salad. The traditional Greek with feta cheese balls and black sesame is the one and the second is the Mixed green salad with fresh fruit and honey vinaigrette. Both cost €8.00
The other option is the Trilogy of Greek dips for €5.50.

Fried local shrimps on fish roe mousse and small herb salad at €10
Souvlaki (kebab) on a pita bread with sliced tomato, onion and tzatziki served with fries cost €9.00.
Fried calamari with smoked aubergine salad €9.50.
There is of course the Dish of the Day which you can ask for.

Desserts vary between €6.00 and €8.00

I tried Baklava with fresh & dry fruit & vanilla ice cream -it was too sweet for my taste but my husband loved it.
We also tried the Cream cheese flavored with mint & jam, but we preferred more the Meringues with warm fruit salad and ice cream.
Fresh fruit served with ice cream cost €6.00

TIP: Guests should have in mind that service in the restaurant can be a bit slow, however the food is definitely worth the wait.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We decided to visit the Kyrimai Hotel in Gerolimenas, Mani just to have breakfast. Unfortunately, our first attempt to do that failed since we arrived at 12:10. Moreover, a young waiter misled us about the breakfast time, telling us that it starts from 8:00 to 12:00. The next day we went at 11:10, which was not ok as another waiter told us that the breakfast lasts until 11:00 for customers who don't stay in the hotel. After complaining for all this fuss, we managed to have breakfast.We were served in a big plate some local delicasies, cake, yogurt, bread and various fresh marmelades. Apart from some untasteful muffins everything was delicious. Note that the amount of food is fixed and you can't have an extra portion without paying. Cost 12 euros/person (beverages included)

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Thank ElliTravelTaste
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant at kyrimai hotel is a must whether you stay at the hotel or not. One reason is that the menu is set by the famous Greek chef Y. Baxevanis and caters for all tastes, I would say the dishes are fusion Mediterranean and play a lot on local fish and meat, fruit and divine mani herbs and spices. The wine list is also excellent and very customer friendly with selected wines from different regions in Greece. The other reason for dining at kyrimai restaurant is the quaint and imposing huge lit rock en face the hotel which gives you the feeling of the wild heart of Mani. It's a spot not to be missed - one remark only, the service is friendly but not relaxed enough I don't see the reason- everything is perfect and well organised so boys smile more! Overall an A-list restaurant and not expensive at all.

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Thank veliaGreece
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

My husband and I live in the southern Peloponnese of Greece, on the beautiful Gulf of Lakonia. One of our favourite quick getaways is a drive over the mountains to the west of us to the region known as Inner Mani, an area of Greece immortalised by the British writer and Nazi resistance fighter Sir Patrtick Lee Fermor in his 'Mani - Travels in the Southern Peloponnese' (1958). In the sleepy fishing village of Gerolimenas we discovered a restored family 'complex' converted by the Kyrimis family into a high-end, small-scale hotel called the Kyrimai (part of the Historic Hotels of Europe group). The beautiful grounds lie immediately on the shorefront of the village, with astounding views of the Mediterranean and the grand and imposing Capo Grosso, which juts out to the west along the coast. The food at the marvellous restaurant is a fusion of modern Continental with traditional Greek elements. The menu was developed by Aris Tsakouras in consultation with the renowned Greek chef Yiannis Baxevanis. The sommelier, Matina Nikolopoulou has developed a superior wine selection that highlights the best wines of Greece and offers a fine variety from around the globe. We have been three times, and the last visit (June 20, 2012) I had the Tenderloin of Beef, served medium rare, and my husband had the delicious Wild Mushrrom Risotto. One of the memorable features of the fine service is the small starter that is served to all guests as a welcome. We were treated to homebaked black bread drizzled with the very best Greek olive oil and slivers of local Mani sea salt., accompanied by a small glass each of locally produced Tsiporo, the Greek equivalent of Italian Grappa. For wine we ordered a bottle of Moscofilero, a fruity wine reminiscent of floral rather than oakey Chardonnay. Our desert was a flavourful concoction of fresh cherries with cream cheese and honey that was the perfect conclusion to our meal.

From the delightful, intimate atmosphere (both outdoors in summer or in the cosy, firelit interior during winter), to the reception area loaded with historic photos and documents, to the friendly and cultured senior staff, we were put at our ease from the moment we arrived. To date we haven't stayed in the hotel, but I'm sure we will do that on our next visit. My feeling is that at Kyrimai the customer gets absolutely the best return for quality and price. It therefore recieves our highest recommendation.

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Thank Kathryn W
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