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“Great place for family meals.”
Review of Platanos

Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Assos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We just returned from two weeks staying in Assos. We found Platanos from the Trip Advisor site. This is a great place for families, laid back, informal and just the best place to watch the world walk past as you eat. The children enjoyed the attention of various cats and a small kitten.
The food is filling, fresh and appetising. There are some excellent choices, the lemon chicken with garlic and fresh fish are great. Some local dishes such as the Kefallonian meat pie were not to the children's taste, having rice, filo pastry and a strong taste of nutmeg, or cinnamon, and being served with chips, but they were exactly what Panos described.
Part of the experience here is just asking what the specials are, the answer takes several minutes. The choice of food is huge, although some dishes were not available. The creme brulee is excellent, though Panos says desserts are not a main focus. He will happily tell you about famous guests, down to remembering which table they sat at.
We enjoyed the cold dips and pitta bread so much that we shared a plate between four of us each time. The hot starters were not as good. The prices are the same as most other tavernas in Keffalonia. We were presented with complimentary shots of a firey lemon spirit and also desserts to share. The service is relaxed and meals last over several hours here.

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1  Thank Lynda E
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have visited this taverna 10 times over the years and it is still one of my favorites, great food, lovely atmosphere, good friendly service with a smile too. The salads are delicious, fill you up for the rest of the day!! The special omelette is very tasty and enormous, great value.

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3  Thank blondecatlover
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed in Assos for two weeks and before we left on holiday we read the reviews for its Restaurants. We thought that one gushing reviewer who said that they did not eat anywhere else but the Platanos and still said it was the best restaurant in Assos was biased. However, having tried the others, I concur with this judgemment.

Forget to read the menu, listen to the owner passionately describing what is being cooked for that day. We dined there many times, and enjoyed suckling pig, buffalo, goat's kid etc etc. A road goes through the middle of the restaurant - but fortunately there is little traffic. It doesn't enjoy a sea view but more than makes up for this with its atmosphere (and a peripatectic violinist).

The service is efficient and friendly and the bill when it arrives is often accompanied by a complimentary dessert. We had a meal in the restaurant on my birthday and I was presented with a fabulous birthday cake, complete with sparklers, as a present. We immensely enjoyed every meal we had there and will definitely return in the future.

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1  Thank Old_Acc
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

A charming host & extensive menu make this a highly recommended taverna. We stayed 2 weeks in Assos so tried them all. Platanos was our favourite spot for lunch when it was quieter & the service faster. The service could be inconsistent in the evening, sometimes slow even by Greek standards such as an hour & a half wait for the mains. However you must go in the evening to try the roast suckling pig or roast lamb, both amazing!

1  Thank AliRach
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was by far the best meal we had eated in Kefalonia.
The service was fantastic, the meal was lovely and the setting just perfect.
I would highly recommend a visit to this pretty restaurant.

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2  Thank SuzyCordell
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