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“The flavours of our youth” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portes

Portes
Ranked #12 of 403 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $16
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a small family owned restaurant which has operated in the Old Harbour of Hania since 2004.We have recently moved to our new premises on the water front on Nea Hora Beach with ample seating along the beautiful harbour there.As you approach the restaurant you can't help but notice our charming decor featuring old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day and welcome our customers.
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“The flavours of our youth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across Porte whilst wandering the beautiful backstreets of Chania's Venetian port, searching for Taverna Strata. We found the latter to be fully booked, fortuitously for us, as Porte provided us with...
Melt in the mouth Bream
Luscious lamb burgers...the owner even gave us the recipe
Sumptuous slow cooked Lamb in yogurt.... I had to keep a close eye on my plate as the girls weren't holding back
All round the best meal of the trip. Yummy yum tum
Best meal on the Island so far for an ridiculously reasonable 40 Euros.
Will return!


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“Another Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Last time in Chania, we started our trip with a meal here, and this time we finished our trip to Chania with a final meal in Portes. It was just as great as the first time. The setting, on a quiet side street, makes for a relaxing evening away from the hustle and the bustle of the main harbour. They have an extensive list of specials each evening that offer a unique twist on more traditional greek dishes in order to make their menu stand out. Dishes that were memorable to us were the roasted chicken with hazelnuts, the zucchini blossoms, and the snails. Wow, if you are an escargot fan, you should sample these. It was a perfect way to end our trip with another fine meal at Portes.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Excellent destination for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was delicious, the service was great and I highly recommend checking it out.The stuffed zucchini flowers were indeed a welcome surprise and the best I have ever tasted

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel and we went back 4 times during our 5 days stay in Chania! Nice location alongside the city walls, friendly staff, great food at very reasonnable price.
Kids friendly: have high chairs and small toys, and location in a very narrow and quiet street means children can walk around.
As usual with restaurants in Crete its almost impossible to eat a first and a main plate..
Highly recommended!

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“Nice food, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

This restaurant is situated on a pedestrian street which abuts onto the old town walls, creating a "cosy" kind of atmosphere. The food was very good and quite original. For example, the salad of grilled vegetables mixed both grilled and raw vegetables - something which I would have thought would not work, yet it tasted great. For main course we had chicken meatballs in lemon and oregano sauce, again an original take on the ubiquitous meatball - lighter and non-greasy. Service was friendly and professional - the owner is an Irish lady who seems to run the place very well.

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