We visited Agostinos on 5 June based mainly on the glowing Trip Advisor reviews of the restaurant and the Kleftiko Lamb, in particular.
Possibly we landed on a bad night because the food wasn't too good at all; Greek salad was a large dish of mostly tomatoes and past their best too. The seafood salad was OK but the lettuce bed was definitely past its prime - wilted and brown. The Keftiko Lamb was very nice and flavoursome, although the melted cheese topping was a novel twist.
The view from the restaurant wasn't great, the cats noted by other reviewers were still there (but quite well-behaved, it must be said - good table manners and all) but the strangest thing was the waiter's approach to serving the wine ...
On the first page of the menu book, there was a bottle of wine that we had tried in our hotel and found quite pleasant and so asked the Agostinos waiter for a bottle. His response was that if I were to choose that bottle anywhere else it would cost 50 Euro (which was strange because the same bottle I had at the hotel was 19 Euro) and then proceeded to point out another bottle of wine at 30 Euro; presumably I was now supposed to think he had just saved me 20 Euro! He then had a flash of memory and declared that (due to a big party the previous day) he had run out of all red wine except a French Cab Sav; which is what we finished up with and which was rubbish. I can't help but think he was clearing their cellar of the stuff that nobody else wanted.
We had visited Maria's Kitchen in town for lunch that day and wished we had gone back there.
Next time we're in Lindos, Agostinos will be way down the list (not 9th) for us - we really couldn't recommend this place.
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