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“A very entertaining meal. Well worth a visit.”

Restaurant Melody Garden
Ranked #167 of 377 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We had the opportunity if visiting the Melody on two occasions (lunch and a dinner) during our week in Rethymnon. Both times we had a really satisfying meal, and a really fun time.

Set away from the main drag and the doof doof of the horrid tourist cafés, you couldn't find a more scenic garden terrace, full of light and if you need, sunshine. Plenty of shade during the day, we came at lunch and had a great time.

The kitchen is small but the food is worth the wait. Traditional Cretan fare, delicious and fresh. The pork fillet in filo pastry is to die for.

The waitor is charasmatic and lots of fun, he will most likely offer you a shot of raki which he will have with you in true Greek hospitable style. Just be warned that he may have done his many times so by the end of he evening may be a bit wobbly.

A must.

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Thank MrJLondon
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

9 am your greeted by a charismatic gent,your shown in side the restaurant not many diners 7 which should had said something.The service was poor there was only one waitress, the food was poor.Your empty plates where only removed when the next course arrived,you always had to ask the waitress for drinks she never came to you, to see if you wanted anything.3 courses for me and the wife 50 euros without the drinks. the owners sat a table near the bar and didn't move once,not happy!

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Thank Richard C
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was a return visit and we were pleased to find that the food, setting and service were as good as before despite some of the previous reviews and more importantly the restaurant's particular take on Kleftico was the same. The free starters were great and electric fans in the garden helped to keep the temperature down. Great welcome and friendly staff.

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Thank JBGadabout
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

I have been to the Melody Garden in Rethymno twice now, 2 years apart. Both trips were very good. It is tucked away in a little side street but well worth hunting out. The food quality is very good and the portions are generous.

From the front it looks as if it is not going to be that special but you will be taken through the building to the garden at the rear and will be seated under orange trees to eat your meal.

The staff are very freindly and helpful and I would say you should make the effort to visit thi restaurant if you are ever in Rethymno.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is definately worth eating at. Reasonably priced and great quality food. The owner is very welcoming and even remembered us from a previous visit which was sometime ago! It is situated down a quaint alley which is lovely and once you walk through the restaurant and go through to the rear garden you are sat in a wonderful area with lemon trees above and around you. I'd also recommend you leave room and try the baked ice cream (sounds wrong I know, but it is really good). We will visit again!

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Thank 2504K
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