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“Our holiday local!”
Review of Black Lantern

Black Lantern
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Maleme
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Stoke on Trent
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Our holiday local!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

On holiday with my partner and four friends we had the good fortune to find this taverna on our first full day (despite actually staying at Villa Ilos in Gerani, 20min walk away!).

It became our nightime local of choice for the duration of our holiday. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and a great host (Graham) and staff. The honey 'raki' was so Moorish I brought some home! Rakieeeee!!!

Would recomend this place to anyone. Reason enough to go to Crete again!

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wow why didnt i go here earlier”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have been staying at the maleme apartments just 5 mins walk from this restaurant .We stayed 3 years ago and didn't visit this place ,why I don't know .Thought we would try it , it is like a tardis very big inside and very welcoming .If you want a typical greek taverna then don't go here as the slant is definately English ,but not a costa chips and beans English this is with a greek slant .We stayed outside albeit a little noisy with traffic but not too bad later in evening .The menu is very wide ranging and wow very well cooked , this was one of the best meals on the holiday , staff very friendly and host couldn't wish for better . Prices were very good as well.If you are not confident on holiday and want a haven you couldn't wish for a better place , also if you just want a break from Greek tavernas then also go here .What I am saying is don't miss it try it you will love it

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice, friendly,”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

A nice tavern serving a range of different types of food. We had the piza which was tasty and good value. Nice desert afterwards. Staff were friendly. Would visit again.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank asset2004
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Hockley, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Fantastic Dining Experience”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were a group of 7 people including kids holidaying last week in Crete - came across the Black Lantern which was a fantastic find! A welcoming change from typical Greek cuisine. The taverna was welcoming, all staff were more than hospitable and the food was absolutely delicious, so was the honey Raki! Would definitely go back! The Marshall/Davies Group

  • Visited June 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“excellent dining experience”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

visited the Black Lantern 3 times last week having different meals each time...The quality of the food and the service was exceptional each time and nothing was too much trouble for Graham and his staff

  • Visited May 2013
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