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“A Restaurant Truly In Love With Itself”
Review of Red Bicycle

Red Bicycle
Ranked #60 of 96 Restaurants in Oia
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a restaurant overlooking the Santorini caldera. It is listed in the latest edition of Fodor's "Greek Islands."
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Red Bicycle has what may be the most idyllic location on Santorini: incredible views and the blue dome of a church in the forefront of its panorama. Unfortunately, it takes overpriced Greek staples with a gourmet twist to a new level of gouging. The food really is good, but the snotty waiter we had thought he was working in Beverly Hills. The house wine, at 6.50 Euro a glass, was described as sub-standard. The bottles are about 10-15 Euro more than anywhere adjacent, as are the main dishes. Ordering an appetizer as a main serving gets you attitude in return. Sparkling water must have a 1000% markup. There is no denying the food is good though, and the views are extraordinary. With places like this, who seem determined to try to leverage free-spending tourists even more than everyone else is, I recommend trying to play the same game with them: drink before going in so you can avoid that gouge, bring a bottle of water, watch out for the 3 Euro bread, and just order the really good food. The eggplant appetizer is excellent and the orzo is nice too, if a little fishy. The views remain priceless.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stopped at Red Bicycle to eat dinner because of the beautiful setting. Unfortunately it was the worst meal we have had on the island. In an effort to be fancy and different the food was just not good. My wife had the shrimp with orzo which was very fishy. I had the lamb which was not bad but was very mediocre.

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Thank Lee P
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Staying in Oia for a week, The Red bicycle was our first stop after reading reviews and also being recommended by local people. Set in the corner overlooking the Caldera, with a wonderful romantic atmosphere and stunning views,The Red bicycle offers a great setting.

We had a beautiful corner table, overlooking the Caldera. Our waiter was very polite and nonintrusive and with an easy going attitude. All the dishes we have ordered were beautifully presented and delicious! No complains what so ever.

However i would like to comment on the prices, which in my opinion are a bit to expensive for what it is. But then again you are in Santorini where everything comes with a price and location and views are factored in the menu.

All and all, it was a great dinner that we had enjoyed!

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Thank Theodora03
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner on our last evening and this was the perfect end to a holiday in heaven. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The setting is perfect. This also the only restaurant in Oia we found with decent wine on the winelist. You must try the Zuchinni salad with Avo icecream.

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Thank lerena
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We arrived in Oia (ee-a) today. This area of Santorini is the most quiet and certainly the most beautiful. Most of the restaurants here are perched above retail stores in the quaint shopping village. There are more than a dozen highly rated restaurants here and all are in close proximity to one another. Its important to know that the evening scenery is poetic, and most of the higher rated restaurants here are perched high enough for western views of the daily ritual of watching the sun set. The Red Bicycle is not one of these. Rather, it has panoramic views to the south and east, and of the main island, and once the sun has set, this lovely place is really where you want to be.

With that said, we had a very nice dinner. The presntation and food quality is what you expect from a place where a meal can easily cost $125 for two. The service is slow; however this is their way. This isnt Red Lobster... they are not in any real hurry for you to leave, and if you're not in a hurry, and in Oia there is no reason to be (ever) then slower service shouldnt bother most.

if you're here for a few days, I'd recommend this make your short list for an evening dinner. I would suggest making reservations for 8:15, and just hanging out for a while. The viwes after dark won't disappoint!

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