You want a break from swimming and sunbathing and a good relaxing lunch?
Go to Dome restaurant on the sea front just off the long sandy beach east of Rethymnon center. The promenade is packed with super markets, tourist shops and restaurants so what makes Dome my favourite lunch restaurant?
Firstly the elegance of the restaurant: comfortable chairs and stylish white-linened tables in a modern relaxing decor.
Secondly the good food that Dimitri and his father provide every day. We have never had anything but first class "home cooking" and we therefore eat lunch in Dome every day!
Thirdly the professional and friendly service experienced each time: Dimitri and his staff are relaxed and efficient even when the restaurant is packed with hungry diners.
The menu is comprehensive and even eating there every day you will find plenty of variety. My own favourites are Greek Salad, moussaka, fried egg plant and even English breakfast! Friends preferred omelettes, saganaki and juicy lamb chops. The local house white wine is delicious and inexpensive and is always served refreshingly cold and and I recommend the house red wine too. Quite often house wines are not a good choice but in Dome they are well worth drinking unless you demand vintage gourmet wines.
You don't want to walk to the city center to eat in the evening but want a pleasant dinner?
Go to Dome! The menu is the same and the food is always excellent. This is mainly the difference between Dome and other nearby restaurants: constant high quality of food and service.
Dome is not a gourmet restaurant but caters for people who enjoy eating good honest food in an attractive environment. If you go there often you will recognize many guests who, like you, choose to eat there very frequently and we see people there who were also there the year before and previous years and come back for more. That surely is a good recommendation!
So are there any negative comments? The road past the restaurant can be noisy but that is common for all the restaurants along the sea front! In compensation you get a restful, panorama view of the beach and can even see the old town glittering in the distance. You get generous portions so you may feel guilty about leaving food on your plate but if this is a problem you can always share. Large portions are the rule in Crete anyway! Bon appetit!