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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Tambakio

Ranked #11 of 83 Restaurants in Lindos
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Beach restaurant, situated next to the church in St. Pauls Bay , a unique restaurant offering Mediterranean/Greek cuisine. Open all day from 10am. The ambience in the evening is extremely romantic and intimate, candles adorn the beach all the way to the restaurant creating a beautiful atmosphere. Reservations recommended. Please note that this restaurant should not be confused with the Cantina on the beach opposite. We are situated next to the Church of St. Paul, we offer Gazebo double beds with curtains and wooden sun beds with waitress service to the beach, The car park above beach has ample parking for a large amount of cars and buses and is situated directly below the football grounds as you descend down the road towards St. Paul's Bay Church. Gazebo beds can be reserved in advance. Wedding enquiries for receptions are welcome. If you wish to make evening reservations please phone the restaurant directly on (0030) 22440 33000.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We chose this restaurant for a nice meal on our last night after finding it on Tripadvisor while we were in Rhodes. It's in the most gorgeous spot, with the water of St Paul's Bay practically lapping at our feet.

Service was attentive without being intrusive, and the food was lovely. My steak was cooked to perfection. We have already recommended it to friends who are visiting Rhodes this week.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank laurastarAberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is one of the finest restaurants I've been to for both lunch and dinner. The food alone would make it the same without the setting. 10/10.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Blimkin
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“Superb setting”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Tambakio has a wounderful setting at St Pauls Bay - not just a beach side restaurant offering standard food, but one of the best restaurants in Lindos. We had lunch here and both had very nice dishes.

The parasols are a bit worn and do not offer plenty of shade, so either come early and choose a good one or use a lot of sun cream.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Johan17
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“Romantic Bliss!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We arrived in Rhodes for our 7th Anniversary _ minus our children :-) (sorry kids)
Having done our research as to where to spend our nights dining , Tambakio was one of 2 places we had to try.

Well, on our arrival at St Paul's Bay around 19:30, we were presented by the most fantastic of views;

A perfectly located church to the right (where a wedding was taking place), calm and tranquil waters lapping up against the sandy shore and the sun setting over the rocky mountains leaving the sky ablaze.

Photos could never portray the beauty of this place.

There is a steep curved hill leading down to the bay, where during the day you are able to sunbathe on the beds beneath the parasols.

At the bottom of the path, the only way to the the restaurant is to walk across the soft sand - a walk through the warm sea water is a must.

We are greeted with an inviting warm smile and on checking our reservation - made the day before with Caroline who was very helpful - we are seated at our table on the beach.

As we sat there enjoying our bottle of champagne, someone begins to place oil lanterns along the shore line, perfectly measuring out the spacing between each one. This attention to detail helped create a truly magical scene.

We ordered octopus for starters, grilled snapper and steak for mains.
The food was very good and fresh.
Including beer and water, our bill came to just under €130 - good value all taken into account.

To say that we had an amazing night would be an understatement by far.
The location, the ambiance, the food - all made for one of the most romantic dinners we have ever had...

Thank you Tambakio for a magical evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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Caroline F, Owner at Tambakio, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you very much for writing such a fantastic review, it is very much appreciated by us all!
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“Magical. Location location location. .. wow”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful beach resturant on the cove of St Pauls bay. . Sat here with my new husband and loving the fact we married 100yrds from here a few days ago.
staff are lovely helpful and kind. Enjoy :-)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Rachael B
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