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“'Burts'”
Review of The Flamingo

The Flamingo
Ranked #6 of 53 Restaurants in Skala
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We have been visiting Skala for nearly 20 years and seen many changes. When we went to the Flamingo all those years ago my wife commented that the owner resembled Burt Reynolds. Since that day we do not go to the Flamingo, we go to Burts.

In the early days the food was barely warm, as the Greeks like it, but since the 'Brits' invaded the food is now served hot. It is good Greek food at a reasonable price.

We visited again in September only to find that 'Burt' has now moved from the actual restaurant into the kitchen. Even with this change the food was still good. The service was quick and efficient and all the staff polite and friendly.

'Burts' is somewhere you can relax and enjoy a good meal. The price is still very reasonable. It appears that the majority of eating establishments have cut their profit margins and absorbed the increase in the rate of VAT.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had a really nice meal here, Greek pie was outstanding, and meal for 2, starter & main with a litre of house wine for €30. Brilliant value.

1  Thank Huw C
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We visited this restaurant 3 times because the food was always good and the service quick and friendly. Nice atmosphhere and surroundings.

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1  Thank YvieSurrey
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Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Found the flamingo on day 1 of our holiday and fell in love with the place we ate there 6 nights out if 7 , the meatballs, kefalonian meat pie , beef stifado and chicken souvlaki were delicious.The staff were very friendly and courteous.The surroundings were relaxing and it was nice to just chill out there after you had eaten. Try the fried feta cheese starter too it's yummy oh and the chicken pittas at lunch time . Defo don't deserve to be 19th I'd put then at number 1 we went to the gougoris grill and it wasn't to my liking . Can't wait to return next year but I will diet more first !!

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Thank lynfaharris
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We decided to eat here towards the end of our stay and was shocked at how terrible the food and service was.

My partner attempted to order a number of dishes to be told they didn't have it available or they no longer offered it. We were tempted to leave after having a drink, but as it was getting so late and we were so hungry we thought we should wait to order.

We ordered some bread to nibble on whilst we waited for our mains which was stale - never a good sign if they can not serve decent bread! Our mains arrived and they proceeded to mess up my partner's order despite us reiterating how we wanted it to be cooked. We both only ate a few mouthfulls and then left it. The waiting staff must have sent for one of the better english speaking waitresses to come to clear our plates to find out why we had left so much. We explained that the orders were wrong and that the quality of the food offered was very poor. There was no offer of compensation or even an apology so we swiftly paid (begrudgingly) and left.

I am not sure how this restaurant has been rated 19th in Skala when it is terrible but I would most certainly not recommend it.

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