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“Best Greek food I've ever had”
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: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Greek food I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Maybe it was because it was the first night of our holiday, maybe it was because it was a full moon and we sat by the seaside in late October or just maybe it was the wonderful food, wine and service but in many years of enjoying the cuisine in North London and Greece this was without doubt the best evening I have ever had in a Greek restaurant. The owner and the staff were welcoming, fun and generous. We will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“We would go back the third time if we had time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ferryman cooks one of the best food in Crete, staff are friendly and their seafood selection and homemade pita bread are to die for. Most of the seating looks into the bay, offering tranquility and view, on top of the excellent food. Do go if you are in Crete!

  • Visited September 2013
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Scotland
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“Didn't even get to try the food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We chose this restaurant from all the rest as the staff were not on the street hassling us. Now we know why. Despite there being at least 4 staff at the front of the resataurant, none welcomed us, gave us menus or asked if we wanted a drink.
We waited for 15 minutes and decided to leave.
We found a small place in the square which served lovely food and we had a drink in our hands within 2 minutes of arriving.

  • Visited October 2013
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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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NE England
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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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