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“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ferryman Taverna

Ferryman Taverna
Ranked #9 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I had the best meal while in elounda here. I ordered fish and it was very fresh. My husband had lamb and it was well cooked. The food was traditional greek food and the chef had put a twist of his own so the food didnt taste like regular food from the other tavernas. The host was friendly and we were given complimentary desserts at the end of our meal. Friendly service with fresh affordable food ...what is there not to like.

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“Worth seeking out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stumbled on the Ferryman restaurant last year on our visit to Elounda and we were really impressed. So we decided to see if it was still as we remembered it when we revisited this year. Oh boy! It's really good!
The restaurant is on the harbour edge, towards the end of a long strip of restaurants. We originally found it whilst looking for somewhere to eat that both of us fancied. We had just got off the boat trip to the island and headed up the harbour. In the end, after passing a lot of reasonably busy restaurants (usually a good sign) we reached the Ferryman. The seats looked comfortable and it didn't look as though they were trying to cram in as many people as possible.
When we looked at the menu, it seemed a bit more thoughtful than most and looked as though they cared about where the food had come from, as well as how they were cooking it.
This year we had a beautiful sea bream cooked in the oven with vegetables. Delicious! Along with crisp curls of courgette in tempura batter, peppery humus, sea fennel and a fresh salad with the little local olives, my only regret was that I couldn't manage to eat more! We chose the house white wine to accompany the fish and it was brought to the table with a wine cooler (which is unusual). Once we had finished our meal, we were brought complimentary fruit which was extremely welcome!
The music is traditional and a welcome change from the modern lift-music usually playing in other restaurants and the views across the bay to the island of Spinalonga are delightful.
Don't leave a visit to this restaurant until the end of your holiday, you will want to have a second meal here. We actually travelled about 60km especially to eat here, and we were glad we made the effort!

  • Visited September 2013
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“yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Excellent stuffed seabass. Haven't had such a delicious fish for a long time. Also the prawns cooked in tomato and auzo were quite delicious too.

  • Visited October 2013
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Brilliant atmosphere and food - Go there on your first night as you will want to go back a second time

  • Visited October 2013
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Elounda, Greece
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“Just ... congratulations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

The food is excellent .... Everything we tried was perfect ... Besides the food, the people are so hospitable that it's like you know them years ... Just ... congratulations!

  • Visited August 2013
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