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Title: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on April 15, 2014, 09:28:18 PM
Hi all, by April 2013 we had all submitted our recommendations for our top three restaurants for the 2013 season ahead. The top ten came out as

1).    Olympia..................58 points
2).    Little Prince ............43
3).    Nafsica ..................36
4).    Beachcomber ..........26
5).    Romanza ................25
6).    Zorbas ...................20
7).    Ozzie Oils................19
8.      Waves ....................15
9).    Yiannis....................13
10).   Mistral....................7

I missed last year, but we are on a countdown to return this summer. Therefore can I ask , did all the big hitters live up to expectation? Is this still a valid top ten for the season ahead? Is any one amazed that their favourite did not make the top ten? Thanks in advance for any updates and thoughts on last years highlights.

Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on April 16, 2014, 01:22:08 AM
Had a nice Kleftico at Olympia last summer but the restaurant was dead which left it lacking in atmosphere.
Best meals I enjoyed were Fantasea and Romanza
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rilo57 on April 16, 2014, 02:24:17 AM
In over 20 years of visiting SS only ever eaten in olympia twice,sorry but not my thing.Romanza and Nafsica shine the most for me.when zorbas first opened food was great real cooking.Kleftico was superb, cooked in paper keeping all the flavour.last time i visited,was plated like a sunday dinner.Fish dishes are not as common as they used to be,or i mean the choice of fish.When i first visited in 1990 at Romanza,no hotel,just an apartment where the hotel is now,we used to watch the sardine fishing boats in the bay at night with the lamps burning and a nice metaxa in hand...mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: BAJ on April 16, 2014, 02:52:28 AM
Fantasea last year was very good and makes it into my top three of 2013:
1. Romanza
2. Fantasea
3. Tasty Corner ( for cheap and cheerful )

Tried the new med village, but was not impressed with food, though service was friendly.

Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rae21 on April 16, 2014, 09:09:08 AM
Amazed Olympia is top of the list who eats there? Never tried it every time we walk past it is always empty never a good sign. Last year Nafsica and Beachcomber superb as always but Little Prince just edged it for us great atmosphere super service excellent food loved it!   
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jules on April 16, 2014, 10:11:32 AM
Olympia full every night when we were there last September and they were turning people away. Food was superb as ever.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: cambridge on April 16, 2014, 11:26:14 AM
For me:

1) Fantasea
2) Ilias - yes I know it's in Avliotes but don't miss it
3) Ozzie Oils
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Woodman on April 16, 2014, 12:40:00 PM
Ah, the Olympia debate again - how I've missed it. I'm on Rae and Gavlah's side, its been empty most times we've been past in Sept 2012 and June 2013 (yes, we're comparative newcomers to SS!).  We were 2 stars and Little Prince regulars but would like to try Nafsica and Zorbas this year.  And, as we're celebrating our first wedding anniversary there this year, we need to find somewhere for that night.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rilo57 on April 16, 2014, 12:52:28 PM
Hey woodman,maybe head up to Romanza on a bbq night.I know its a bit of a climb but take your time and visit the watering holes on the way up.  If you explain you need a special table they will do you proud,you will have amazeing views and sunset,fantastic food and company.And will enjoy real greak music and danceing......
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: debra on April 16, 2014, 01:25:48 PM
We found Olympia very good - it always has been when we've eaten there - and in height of season, it may not have been full but it is a very large restaurant with lots space between tables, which is great

We found Fantasea brilliant - wonderfully cooked food, flavoured reminiscent of Nafsika - loved it.

Sadly, even though love the buzz and atmosphere, Little Prince just doesn't compare favourably with some other SS restaurants.  I keep giving it extra tries and it just never delivers.  Sorry.

The Nafsika is consistently excellent - a place I feel I can always rely on for beautifully seasoned, tasty Greek food.  Wonderful fresh fish too.

Two stars was 'our surprise' last year - don't know why we haven't tried it before.  The people were lovely, food cheap, tasty and authentic.  Will definitely be more regular visitors next time

Tasty corner - well, just fab fast food!

I know there may be a little reticence towards the beautiful Delfino Blu - but we had a wonderful 5 course meal there last year - the staff were warm and welcoming, the food delicious, the wine very good value - set on the balcony with the beautiful view - sitting on a white clothed table with amazing service.  Really good value.

Still miss the Sunset - where we fab meals and must try the Romanza for a meal.


Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on April 16, 2014, 04:46:10 PM
Always an interesting debate.

Always like Olympia but it was decidely average last year (2013). Can't quite put my finger on it but it certainly wasn't as good as 2012. Will still give it a try though this year.

Little Prince always good for atmosphere etc though comes a distant second best to the Beachcomber when it comes to the food. One thing I do like about the LP is the variety of meals compared to most places.

I do like Zorba's which is probably a combination of lots of things, food, atmosphere etc. I also miss the Sunset who did the best Kleftico in the village me thinks.

Tried Yiannis last year for the first time and was very impressed, will definately be back again this year. I don't get the fuss about Nafsica which will make me very popular......not. Only tried 2Star once and it was pretty good. I love Manthos and everything it/he brings to your holiday. Especially at lunchtime when having a quiet beer with some lovely mixed starters....heavenly.

Either lets hope for a good year especially as holiday numbers to Greece were up last year. lets hope San Stef gets its share.  :) :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: carl nottingham on April 16, 2014, 05:37:44 PM
Think i have mentioned this before but to go to ss and not try the mussels in ouzo at the fantasea should be made an arrestable offence
my wife and i have our top three eataries
1.  Fantasea for brilliant food and warm welcome from costos
2. Little Prince for variety and atmosphere
3. Ozzy oils for the bbq,  makes it a night with kerrys singing
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: WINKIE on April 16, 2014, 10:18:59 PM
No 1   Fantasea.      Wonderful food and well presented,and what a view.
No 2   Little Prince.  Huge variety on the menu,and very friendly staff.
No 3   Zorbas.         Large portions here,and good entertainment.


Will try many more this year. ;D


 
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 16, 2014, 10:56:49 PM
Fantasea is excellent , food ,view and Kostas all excellent. Little Prince , atmosphere and entertainment excellent but although a varied menu I don't always find the food top rate . Nobody has mentioned Manthos taverna especially spit roast and fish dishes and Manthos himself deserves a mention for entertainment . Have not eaten at Olympia often ( usually empty) but cannot fault the food . Beachcomber is excellent dining if you fancy something different .
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rae21 on April 17, 2014, 05:41:07 PM
Fantasea and Romanza not eaten at either but will rectify that this year. Olympia definitely maybe  ;)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Silverstar on April 17, 2014, 07:04:25 PM
Can't believe that Beachcomber hasn't gotten more of a mention - we ate there several times in August and food is amazing - especially the fish curry.

My top 3 would be:

1) Beachcomber
2) Nafsika
3) Fantasea

God, I am literally drooling now at the thought of the fish curry at Beachcomber.....roll on 18th August :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on April 17, 2014, 09:00:56 PM
It's weird the Olympia. Jules must find it weird for some of us to say we've seen it dead for two weeks as we find it weird to hear her say its been packed!!
You can only say what you find personally. The food was decent in there last year but like I say.... only us 3 and a couple of other tables taken until we left about 9.30pm
Also there was a very pretty girl waiting on but that night she was like an ice maiden!!

Romanza well worth the hike.... amazing food and stunning views.

Not tried Manthos or 2Star but we will rectify this year!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 17, 2014, 09:19:07 PM
I agree with you Gavin about Olympia . Have never tried Romanza the hill is the killer - maybe one day !
Manthos is a great one for sunset view the food is always fresh unlike some that use frozen food - worth a try !
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Woodman on April 18, 2014, 11:23:09 PM
Gavlah, 2stars was very good for our 3 year old last year (I remember you have a young one too), lots of room for him to run around without disturbing other diners in between courses and a box of toys to play with. Plus a sparkler with dessert always gets the thumbs up from our little one!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: purpletigger on April 19, 2014, 01:55:11 AM
For us top three are:

1. Yiannis love the lamb on the spit - simply the best :P
2. Little Prince
3. Ilias

Can't wait to be back in San Stefanos..........8 weeks today!!!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on April 19, 2014, 12:57:57 PM
Cheers Woodman,

Don't know why we've never been in as it does look nice.
Fantasea was lovely last year. Kostas is a great host..... and the views and ambience are great.
Chicken a la creme.... yum yum
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: holloga on April 19, 2014, 12:58:15 PM
Agree about Olympia.  Not busy when we have visted so no atmosphere but the food is good.  Also agree that I don't understand the fuss about Nafsica.  To be fair we have only eaten there once but the service was not good and the food mediocre.   Sorry won't entice me back. Love Waves, Yiannis and Olly Oils.   Plan to try Fantasia this year.  Good reports coming from everyone so will give it a try. As for Romanza would like to try but I think the hill is beyond me.    I'm sure we will all enjoy our own favourites this year and perhaps add a few more to our lists.  As Gav says   each to their own.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on April 19, 2014, 06:15:30 PM
I won't lie the hill to the Romanza is a challenge. It's not as steep as the one up the back of the Juice bar that leads to the Tsaros but it's a lot longer. 

Take your time, give yourself time to stop and take in the views. Also you'd be able to stop at Teresa or Kapetanios halfway up for a light ale!

If you are young or relatively fit it's just warm work.
if you are older or have an old war wound or joint issues it could be a step too far.

It's well worth it. The food is amazing, service warm and friendly and the views are just stunning.
We ate there after a 3 year gap last summer and it had gone up another notch.

It's hardly a secret but a lot of folk don't bother because of the hill....... they don't know what they are missing
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on April 19, 2014, 06:30:36 PM
Agreed Gav
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: debra on April 19, 2014, 07:07:21 PM
just jump on the quad!!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 19, 2014, 08:16:36 PM
Can this 'old dear' hire a donkey ?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: thejoneses on April 19, 2014, 11:02:16 PM
 Olympia- Stelios n family great hosts, food always decent 3 visits last year A1
Romanza-Superb food , great atmosphere and reasonable prices , even had last round of drinks  on house, hill bit of a climb but nothing crazy, host even offered to take us back to village, cant believe it was 1st time there in 14 years visiting san stef, a definite return this year
Perros-Again 1st time eating one night when it was very windy they couldnt do enough , good prices and a tour of apartments for the wives
Barras- Love George and the family, s  happy cheerful characters always feel at home here
Waves- great for chilling while using the beach
Havana- great for chillin also in the day

To be fair the resort is all good , pretty much get what you want at most times,
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Papapetros on April 20, 2014, 10:58:34 PM
Can this 'old dear' hire a donkey ?
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Is this for sexual purposes or transport ??
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 20, 2014, 11:05:11 PM
Papapetros you know me so use your imagination !!!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Papapetros on April 20, 2014, 11:28:28 PM
No good asking you for a lift to Romanza then Ioanna mou!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 21, 2014, 11:24:32 AM
No good asking you for a lift to Romanza then Ioanna mou!!
if I had a three legged donkey would it be a donkey 'trike' possibly I could do a relay and get Susie and you both up to Romanza, Papapetros mou - this ageing process is a killer !!!!!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jules on April 21, 2014, 12:06:08 PM
I think a 3 legged donkey would be called a wonkey lol!!!!! :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Ioanna on April 21, 2014, 12:08:21 PM
I think a 3 legged donkey would be called a wonkey lol!!!!! :)
anything to do with me is wonky Jules lol x
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Buttons1 on May 07, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
An interesting read for someone who has not been out there for 11 years. We have always stayed at the Romanza and for the duration, hire a car, not only to get out and about sightseeing, but to use to get up and down that damn hill! Pushing a pushchair and a 4 yr old down it was great fun, but up, never again. Well he is 20 now, so no pushchair required and he won't be with us.

I am so looking forward to eating at the Romanza, the food was good even back then, but seems like we may be in for a treat.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on May 07, 2014, 11:56:07 AM
The food and ambience created by Andreas and Katy is awesome.

Such a lovely setting to eat your meal.

I pushed a 2yo up once last year...... was an effort
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Rover on May 07, 2014, 12:45:36 PM
Well Buttons1, the hill is still the same! When we first visited SS in the 90's, we stayed at Voulas. We would think nothing of walking down to the beach or village during the day, back to the appartment, and then walk to Brouklis in Arillas for our evening meal. Now we are older, wiser, and less fit and limit ourselves to one climb per day! Enjoy your stay at Romanza.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jacksi on May 07, 2014, 11:11:05 PM
Our favourites from last year are:

Fantasia
Beachcomber
Romanza

My other half love 2 stars as well.  He always has a chuckle when he thinks of when we ate at Nafsica!!!

We ate out somewhere different every night and never really had a bad meal. 

We never ate at Olympia and every time we went past it was empty. 

We were reminiscing about the restaurants in SS the other day and trying to decide where we would eat on our first night there!! 
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rae21 on May 08, 2014, 12:47:51 AM
So Jacksi I'm intrigued what happened at Nafsica?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on May 08, 2014, 03:41:08 PM
We'll definitely eat at Nafsika when we arrive. Best food in the village, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on May 08, 2014, 05:47:38 PM
We'll definitely eat at Nafsika when we arrive. Best food in the village, in my opinion.

It's a bit pointless you eating anywhere else but The Nafsika Jimbo, as you're staying there on half board from 11th July, but I don't disagree with you about the food, it's great, we will also eat there.
Good Nafsika promotion though.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on May 08, 2014, 09:08:23 PM
Ah - but we would have eaten there anyway!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on May 09, 2014, 01:37:42 AM
Ah - but we would have eaten there anyway!

But now you have little choice!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jules on May 09, 2014, 09:50:37 AM
Top of our list is Olympia followed by Ozzy Oils with Little Prince and Zorbas equal 3rd. We are though going to try Yiannis again this year and also 2 Stars and Barras after having a lay off from these for the last couple of years
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Caz on May 09, 2014, 10:30:34 AM
For us it's Little Prince, Yiannis and Fantasea with Mistral for lunch. But that's just our main preference the rest are fine just not as keen to visit.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on July 18, 2014, 01:12:43 AM
We're heading out there next week :) just looking for any latest recommendations from those who are out there or recently returned. Are there any not to be missed dishes, new venues or  pleasant surprises from this years menus? Cheers.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: benson on July 18, 2014, 01:37:31 PM
To be honest I thought the question was a good one, unlike your joke. bonK
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on July 18, 2014, 06:45:01 PM
Hi Benson, would I be correct in thinking a post has been removed after my question? Can't quite see the link in the chain or the question, no worries still time for a couple of recommendations...... :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: IrisG on July 18, 2014, 07:32:31 PM
I would recommend 'Ozzy Oils' new menu!
Melbourne Mate is scrummy, especially with the mash,
we went there three times, had it twice
Booking in advance is worth it too.
Other than Ozzy Oils, I don't think many menus had changed, though Duncan loved the Sea Bass in Waves, and their Seafood Spaghetti is my all round favourite.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: benson on July 18, 2014, 07:45:34 PM
Hi Benson, would I be correct in thinking a post has been removed after my question? Can't quite see the link in the chain or the question, no worries still time for a couple of recommendations...... :)

Yes Sellsy, someone replied to your question but wasn’t being helpful, had a mythos too many maybe Waspman??

We're not out there yet, but from the reviews it seems the new Italian (Quattro) might be worth a visit.

We've been going for 30+ years, back then it was just Nafsika, Manthos and Sunset. Maybe Olympia but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Heathy on July 18, 2014, 09:19:24 PM
Must try new Italian, fantasea and Olympia.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Steve B on July 19, 2014, 12:45:01 AM
Last year we ate mainly in The Little Prince, Zorbas, Barras and Two Stars. We only ate at Olympia once, because we thought it was the worst meal we had all holiday, also there was only us and another couple in there.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on July 19, 2014, 12:57:20 AM
This year for me it was....

Fantasea again - lovely food and great service from Kostas and his sister

Zorbas - The dancing has really gone up a level. Great fun

Romanza - only went to bbq night but great views and service

Yiannis - not the quickest service but lovely food and a peaceful setting. The two girls are lovely

The Italian is a funny one. For every good report we heard an average one. Folk saying that service and food presentation were good but not a lot of choice and not a lot of flavour.
Go make your own minds up

Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on July 19, 2014, 03:05:42 PM
Yes Sellsy, someone replied to your question but wasn’t being helpful, had a mythos too many maybe Waspman??



Not too many Mythos Benson, just misjudging the humour (or lack of it) from certain forum members. Glad that most members have a sense of humour.
Your previous "Knob (bonK)" comment uncalled for, not quite in the spirit of this forum.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: WINKIE on July 19, 2014, 03:43:08 PM
C,mon folks,chill,I love this forum,and the humour that goes with it.We all regret some things we post from time to time, just a mis understanding perhaps.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: hilary on July 20, 2014, 02:08:00 PM
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Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: teambunny on July 20, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
I'm definitely looking forward to something off the spit at Manthos, Ozzie Oils, Yiannis and our favourite although not in San Stef The Night Owl in Afionas. We want to try the new Italian, Fantasea and return to Zorba's. We always enjoy having a mezze type meal in Olympia and we might give Nafsika another chance, last time we went it was very disappointing and to my mind overpriced.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on July 20, 2014, 08:38:29 PM
Hi teambunny, can I ask about The Night Owl, why is that your favourite ? We hope to be out and about from time to time, may give it a go.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: teambunny on July 20, 2014, 10:06:19 PM
The Night Owl is on the way from arrilas to St George bay. Its a tiny little taverna in the middle of an olive grove, its run by Linda from New York State and her Greek husband. We like the quiet and isolation, the personal service (it only seats about 20 people at the most) and we love the food. If you like BBQ you will love this, its all cooked on a grill to order and is always a very high standard. I know that hippopots is a good friend of the owners if you want a second (albeit biased) opinion. :D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: hippopots on July 20, 2014, 11:51:48 PM
Ha Ha, Teambunny, yep I'm probably a little biased  :)
But to be fair thats because Linda was one of the first people we met when we moved here, and ever since then her and Nick have become great friends.
It's also because Nick's pork chops are (in our opinion) the biggest and best we've ever had anywhere!

As mentioned, it's just outside Afionas, in the groves, and is really traditional....small menu, but wonderfully cooked.

In fact, we've got friends visiting at the mo, and we're closing a little early tomorrow to take them there...not had a pork chop since my parents visited in May, and getting withdrawl symptoms!!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: teambunny on July 21, 2014, 10:04:28 AM
We call those Brontosaurus chops, they're huge  ;D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Woodman on July 21, 2014, 02:18:56 PM
We're heading out there next week :) just looking for any latest recommendations from those who are out there or recently returned. Are there any not to be missed dishes, new venues or  pleasant surprises from this years menus? Cheers.

Sellsy, we were early this year (late May school hols). With our 5 year old we went to the tried and tested Little Prince and Zorbas the most.  As Gavlah says, Zorbas dancing was brilliant this year, and I have to say their food was very good too on the 4 times that we went. We preferred it to the Little Prince this year, although the welcome there was very good as always.  We had a very disappointing meze and greasy chips at 2 Stars. Summer Dreams sardines and chips were very nice too. We really must try a few more places when we come back! Quattro opened on our last day but we had already booked for the evening (Zorba's unsurprisingly!).  If you venture out of the resort, we had a brilliant meze in the old harbout at Paleocastritsa when we went there on a boat trip.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Georgia on July 23, 2014, 03:27:39 PM
Just back from SS, and we really liked Summer Dreams, Manthos, and Yiannis. We ate in Little Prince once and two or three breakfasts at Two Stars (if that's the one with the canaries). Havana was great for lunch.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on July 23, 2014, 11:30:07 PM
We nipped into Havana for a beer one day. Greek family next to us having a meal meze style. Food looked lovely. Prompted us to get some pitta and Tzatziki...... twas gorgeous
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on July 24, 2014, 09:39:10 AM
Hi all,settled in to the resort now, all good with quite a few people out and about, many restaurants busy without being mobbed.highlights food wise up to now - brilliant fish in coconut at Nafsika,(great to meet Jimbo and Gilly there also ) lemon and thyme chicken at Ozzie oil was fantastic, lucky to be squeezed in last night! while the food at the Romanza remains second to none, wherever you may wander when you get here it's all good folks , and as relaxed and welcoming as ever.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Rod on July 24, 2014, 11:48:16 AM
Just back from SS, and we really liked Summer Dreams, Manthos, and Yiannis. We ate in Little Prince once and two or three breakfasts at Two Stars (if that's the one with the canaries). Havana was great for lunch.

We used Yiannis Grill quite a few times this year.  He has really "upped his game".  If you like lamb, you will not be disapointed.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on July 26, 2014, 12:19:10 AM
Hi all,settled in to the resort now, all good with quite a few people out and about, many restaurants busy without being mobbed.highlights food wise up to now - brilliant fish in coconut at Nafsika,(great to meet Jimbo and Gilly there also ) lemon and thyme chicken at Ozzie oil was fantastic, lucky to be squeezed in last night! while the food at the Romanza remains second to none, wherever you may wander when you get here it's all good folks , and as relaxed and welcoming as ever.
Wow, sounds yummy
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on February 25, 2017, 11:00:59 PM
Well folks how about this for a bump of a thread!
In this chain are a few recommendations and top ten lists for eateries in recent years...Are the big names still as popular...?? Would the newer restaurants from the last couple of seasons figure in a 2017 top ten? Would anyone like to set the ball rolling with a favourite three?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: spikeyb on February 26, 2017, 12:16:30 AM
My top 3 from 2016 were Beachcomber, Zorbas and Yiannis
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: ybroc1 on February 26, 2017, 01:00:25 PM
Romanza,  zorbas, nafsica.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: WINKIE on February 26, 2017, 01:44:24 PM
Yiannis, Olympia, Little Prince.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Dupnica on February 26, 2017, 02:44:02 PM
Manthos, Fantasea,Waves.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on February 26, 2017, 07:21:45 PM
Beachcomber, Olympia & Manthos though on any given day you could substitute Zorbas or Yainnis or Little Prince for Manthos.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Natman+Sparksdad on February 26, 2017, 10:45:29 PM
Little Prince
Manthos
2 Star
(Really hard to narrow down - caused long debate in this family!)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on February 27, 2017, 11:40:50 AM
Waves, Yiannis, Beachcomber
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: swedebasher on February 27, 2017, 12:40:09 PM
Mistral, Olympia, Gravia.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on February 27, 2017, 08:23:39 PM
Early days in the reboot but no shouts for the newbies as yet? Could be mistaken but Brusko, Beer - O'clock, Chilli Chilli ( spelling? ) are all recent additions. Would these guys be up there with the traditional big hitters? I often wonder how location effects popularity .
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jules on February 28, 2017, 11:44:28 PM
Olympia , Brusko and Ozzy Oils but do really like many more as well
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on March 01, 2017, 12:26:05 AM
Based on 2016 with 6 newbies  in the group , and on a late return as a couple we had the best food and atmosphere in Brusko, Beachcomber and Yiannis. Quite a change for us from previous years.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: BAJ on March 01, 2017, 03:24:33 AM
Would definitely agree with Brusko being up there, it took our favourite eatery award in 2015 and 2016. Romanza and Fantasea being the other two if I have to stick to three.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on March 01, 2017, 11:25:04 AM
Brusko is on our list to try this year. Agree Beer O'Clock is really good
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on March 01, 2017, 03:48:50 PM
Nafsika, Nafsika and Nafsika :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on March 03, 2017, 01:54:03 AM
Nafsika. Karen's often there. I like good food surrounded by beautiful women...
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on March 03, 2017, 01:58:34 PM
Where's Brusko
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on March 03, 2017, 04:13:31 PM
Next to Acabar, opposite Thomas Bay. Was a Chinese a couple of years ago
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on March 03, 2017, 05:24:58 PM
Gotcha, thanks Teamnickos
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: tenbeech on March 03, 2017, 05:46:23 PM

 Don't think you will be disappointed Tredegar Bay , Wonderful food, staff and menu, we went there three times in three nights ,it was that good.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on March 08, 2017, 07:34:59 PM
Nafsika. Karen's often there. I like good food surrounded by beautiful women...
And we love good food surrounded by our lovely friends :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on March 09, 2017, 01:55:30 AM
I think I'm going to ask Spiros to make the rabbit stifado a menu regular. Totally yummy.

Just starting to get into training for July. Last year I got dragged onto the dance floor on Tuesday nights by a variety of lovely ladies eager to join me in what my daughters disparagingly call "Daddy dancing" but which I would describe as a kind of of energetic free-form balletic disco.

Great food - great fun. That's Nafsika.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: gillie on March 09, 2017, 02:54:08 PM
Yes, you were in great demand!! Where do you get the energy?? :D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on March 09, 2017, 03:00:27 PM
Probably the vino!!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: rilo57 on March 09, 2017, 06:20:25 PM
Rabbit stifado will also be requested at Nafsica...Rabbit very popular here..
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on March 10, 2017, 12:59:48 AM
I think I'm going to ask Spiros to make the rabbit stifado a menu regular. Totally yummy.

Just starting to get into training for July. Last year I got dragged onto the dance floor on Tuesday nights by a variety of lovely ladies eager to join me in what my daughters disparagingly call "Daddy dancing" but which I would describe as a kind of of energetic free-form balletic disco.

Great food - great fun. That's Nafsika.

Now thats my kind of dancing. What do sons and daughters know anyway. I suspect Jimbo we're from the disco generation.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on March 10, 2017, 02:32:13 AM
I think they don't like to see their parents as physical beings who can jump around a bit. Parents should be knitware and old socks. It also needs a kind of music with a proper pulsation to get into the mood, and frankly, I don't get that off most contemporary stuff anyway.

I predate the disco generation quite a bit, I'm sad to say. But I am half-Welsh and, given a good pulsing track, strange Druidic energies flow into me. I just love dancing. Most of what I do is brain-work; when the music plays there's no brain - just a desire to move and jump and be an animal.

Anybody else suffer from offspring embarrassment?   
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on March 10, 2017, 05:38:38 PM
I think they don't like to see their parents as physical beings who can jump around a bit. Parents should be knitware and old socks. It also needs a kind of music with a proper pulsation to get into the mood, and frankly, I don't get that off most contemporary stuff anyway.

I predate the disco generation quite a bit, I'm sad to say. But I am half-Welsh and, given a good pulsing track, strange Druidic energies flow into me. I just love dancing. Most of what I do is brain-work; when the music plays there's no brain - just a desire to move and jump and be an animal.

Anybody else suffer from offspring embarrassment?   
Jim, how have we managed to miss this Tuesday night performance from you? Is it advertised on the specials board?! :D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on March 10, 2017, 06:07:05 PM
If you young people will rush off to bed...
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on March 11, 2017, 05:30:19 PM
If you young people will rush off to bed...
Hehe! No we just wander back to Stamatis, stopping along the way for a few drinks , finishing at Athens bar, so we just have to stagger over the road! ;D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on May 15, 2017, 01:31:51 AM
New taverna for you Sellsy..... Captain Octopus!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 05, 2017, 10:59:27 PM
We have just had the most enjoyable evening at The Little Prince. I had the sizzling steak which was as tasty as it was dramatic. My wife had the stifado which was well cooked and very tasty, if a little dry. The entertainment resurrected memories of San Stefanos in the mid eighties, and very pleasant ones they were too. A great evening and we will most certainly be going back,
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 07, 2017, 09:41:06 AM
Last night we chose the Nafsica. It has certainly smartened up since we were last there, the outdoor area is very pleasant. We even renewed an aquaintance from over 30 years ago which was a real bonus. Lyn had Sofrito ani i the steak royale. Both were well presented, well cooked, and very enjoyable. The service was cheerful and attentive. Diners were entertained with some dancing but you had to be sat to the right hand side of the out door seating area for the best view . Lyh is determined to book a table on that side for the next time. She does enjoy being fully immersed in the experience.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 07, 2017, 03:06:16 PM
Food at Nafsika is usually excellent. Front table facing the bar is a good choice!

If rabbit stifado is on the menu, that's outstanding. Veal sofrito is also one of my favourites. Spiros really does understand food. For example, if you fancy lamb chops but don't want them burnt to charcoal (which is the usual Greek mode) ask for them a bit pink.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Sellsy on June 07, 2017, 08:07:07 PM
We're enjoying an unexpected last minute break on a budget this week, many restaurants looked to be doing a roaring trade at around 9pm last night. Fellow travellers are reporting fabulous specials and bargains all around the village. For us the three course special at Yiannis restaurant, near tasty corner, was outstanding at 9 euros ! House white was also more than acceptable. Romanza food and hospitality remains top notch. Even though 1.12 is painful compared to previous trips, the village remains outstanding value. Enjoy it when you get here folks.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 08, 2017, 10:24:58 AM
Last evening's dinner adventure was to Zorbas and it was an excellent selection. Their menu includes some atypical choices, including pork fillet with prunes in a mavrodaphne sauce and Krassato. We both agreed they were poli nostimo and we would choose them again. Some traditional entertainment   added to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on June 09, 2017, 12:33:00 PM
Food at Nafsika is usually excellent. Front table facing the bar is a good choice!

If rabbit stifado is on the menu, that's outstanding. Veal sofrito is also one of my favourites. Spiros really does understand food. For example, if you fancy lamb chops but don't want them burnt to charcoal (which is the usual Greek mode) ask for them a bit pink.
Jim, will John and I be witness to this dancing, you speak of, this year! :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 09, 2017, 12:38:41 PM
I don't know if Spiros is doing music this year. If he is, I will attempt to shake it about a bit :-)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 09, 2017, 04:02:11 PM
Last night we paid a visit to Beer o Clock. We were made very welcome by Spiro and Costas. We both selected something off the grill and the food was really first rate. Perhaps a more subdued atmosphere than a couple of the other restaurants but there is nothing wrong with a quiet evening if the food and service are good, which they most certainly were.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 09, 2017, 11:28:41 PM
We did a lot of walking today so, because it was handy to our accommodation and looks so inviting, we chose to eat at the Summer Dream. Not an inspired choice. With the greatest of respect to those that manage this web site i think the "where to eat in San Stefanos" could benefit from an update.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 11, 2017, 04:49:36 PM
Last night we gave the Brusko a try. Very friendly and helpful staff and the meal was very enjoyable. My wife particularly liked her Moussaka. If time permits we will return.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 12, 2017, 04:26:28 PM
Sunday night we returned to the "Little Prince". Lynda prefers to be immersed in the local culture, traditional music and dancing, than karaoke - and i have to agree with her on that. We had a wonderful evening. The food was really well cooked and poli nostimo and we could not have been better received or looked after by the team there. We had to cut the evening a bit short as the wind got up a tad and Lyn had not taken a jacket with her but it was very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 12, 2017, 04:49:53 PM
I don't usually bother reporting on our lunches, though we have enjoyed some excellent repasts, but today after a very long walk we arrived at Taverna O Manthos. This was where we had our first ever meal in San Stafanos, and indeed in Greece, back in 1986. Our first impression was of a character larger than life who looked as though he could throw his arms around the world. He has not really changed very much, if a little greyer, but then who isn't? He genuinely recognised us and made us welcome as only Greeks can. Lyn had feta baked in the oven, which was "to die for" and i had kalamari in garlic with a tomato and cucumber salad, plus a few cold ones. And that view. Bliss. We will be back for dinner one of these evenings.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on June 12, 2017, 11:09:39 PM
Great to read your reviews Grounded
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 13, 2017, 09:02:53 AM
Thanks. It is a real pleasure to have somewhere to share our experiences with others visiting, or revisiting, this little piece of paradise.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 14, 2017, 04:50:22 PM
Tuesday evening was our trip to the 7th Heaven restaurant at Logas Beach. Our table had been booked by San Stefano Travel and it was ideally situated. The food was really very good, and well presented. The meals were about 20% more expensive than in Agios Stefanos but you expect to pay something of a premium for the location and Lyn's pork fillet in orange sauce with kumquats was superb. The sunset was pretty spectacular though, with true objectivity, i think the Kariotahi Beach sunset has the edge.
If you do go there and intend to stay for the sunset, wear or take plenty of insect repellant, the mozzies attack in packs.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: alineb on June 14, 2017, 07:56:37 PM
Hello to all of our Forum users,
its great to see that you are wining & dining in San Stefano and loving it!

Please be reminded that this website is created with the idea in mind to let guests who are travelling to San Stefano get to know what our beautiful part of the world has to offer; be it anything from food, to accommodation, to walks. This is neither an advertisement for specific establishments, nor a "recommended" to eat/drink etc list.

Thank you for your understanding!
 
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 15, 2017, 03:54:06 PM
This is always a delicate issue. The general rule in the past has been to praise, but not condemn.

Personally, I think the idea is not to overdo it. There are some people on Facebook who post pictures of every meal they have, every sunset they've seen, and ever cat they stroked. Call me a miserable old fart (join the club) but I don't like looking at other peoples' dinners that much.

The Yammas Bar exists for a slightly freer exchange. Before Facebook there were long and heated arguments on here about whether the Romanza breakfast only gave Kumquat jam to a favoured few. There were stories, true and imagined - and the spectre of Vlad the Black Dog figured highly. Alas, those days have gone, buried under a pile of cats and dinners. But I would like the forum to remain a source of information and fun - not a review section.   
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 15, 2017, 08:40:58 PM
This is always a delicate issue. The general rule in the past has been to praise, but not condemn.

Personally, I think the idea is not to overdo it. There are some people on Facebook who post pictures of every meal they have, every sunset they've seen, and ever cat they stroked. Call me a miserable old fart (join the club) but I don't like looking at other peoples' dinners that much.

The Yammas Bar exists for a slightly freer exchange. Before Facebook there were long and heated arguments on here about whether the Romanza breakfast only gave Kumquat jam to a favoured few. There were stories, true and imagined - and the spectre of Vlad the Black Dog figured highly. Alas, those days have gone, buried under a pile of cats and dinners. But I would like the forum to remain a source of information and fun - not a review section.   

I still get my Kumquat jam, and yes, you are a miserable old fart Jim.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Tredegar Boy on June 15, 2017, 10:36:22 PM
I disagree Aline.

Part of the enjoyment of this forum is members can voice their opinions without fear of abuse or vitroil e.g. when we list out top 3 taverna's, top 3 meals, or bar's or trips or whatever. Its also used to discuss issues that have arisen e.g. Karen's Delfino Blu problem on Tripadvisor a couple of years ago and the cutlery tax at Olympia last year (I think). Members get involved supporting or defending and again without fear of abuse.

We don't want to sanitise all comment.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on June 15, 2017, 11:02:23 PM
Oh god..... not Vlad the Dog and #kumquatgate
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on June 15, 2017, 11:11:34 PM
Or smokinggate ;D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 15, 2017, 11:26:03 PM
Agreed Tredegar Boy
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 16, 2017, 12:01:02 AM
Aline, on every single one of your "San Stefanos Online North West Corfu" pages it shows at the bottom of each page -- "Where to eat" and "Cafes and bars" surely this is advertising, something you're telling forum members not to do.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 16, 2017, 02:09:42 AM
The owners are not allowed to register on the forum, so they have no right of reply. But they can just read, and if we slag them off they will no doubt be on the phone to Noula complaining. Consequently, it's better to keep quiet. But there have been exceptions, including Sophia's. These may be best voiced in the Yammas Bar, which is restaurateur-free.

Personally, I'd like the forum to be lively again; it was in the doldrums after the rise of the rise of the smart-phone toting "here's my supper" brigade on Facebook. Surely there are other things to talks about apart from food?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on June 16, 2017, 03:58:40 AM
I don't know if Spiros is doing music this year. If he is, I will attempt to shake it about a bit :-)
We will look forward to that! :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 16, 2017, 10:01:54 AM
I may have misunderstood the purpose of the "where to eat in San Stefanos" section of the forum but when we were planning our trip here back in nz, most of the reviews were yonks old. So i just thought i should bring a few of them up to date on the basis of our personal experience. I have tried to be reasonably careful (not alw ays with success) but informative.
Last night we booked (ourselves) into the Greek night at the 2 Stars. It was, in our opinion, a terrific evening with a skilled display of ethnic dances. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, with perhaps the one exception of being persuaded to join in. Thirty years ago, even with four left feet between us, we may have got away with it but i think we left one or two casualties behind! The hospitality was first rate and the prices were very reasonable.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: eildan on June 16, 2017, 10:09:59 AM
Okay to mention tavernas,best not to criticize, as this is your opinion, one mans meat etc
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Post by: Gavlah1973 on June 16, 2017, 11:24:16 AM
Ive loved your posts Grounded. Brilliant
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 16, 2017, 12:37:07 PM
Ive loved your posts Grounded. Brilliant

It's OK Gav, I'm posting photos of my breakasts and dinners on the FB forums, don't look Jimbo
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: alineb on June 16, 2017, 01:17:39 PM
I think you all misunderstood me.

I'm not trying to clean up the comments, you can post about your dinners all you please :) And it's fantastic! Neither am I asking you to not post negative about somewhere where you perhaps had a bad experience - the point of the topic after all is to share experiences, who am I to ask you to post one thing and not the other!

I was just trying to explain that our "where to eat list" has literally everyone is San Stefano that serves food(except Captain Octopus which I am adding in the next couple of days!) so it would be wrong for me to take away a restaurant off the list becase it's less busy, or some people haven't had great experiences. That was literally it.

Please continue as you were, I am very happy to see you are posting so much Grounded, please don't stop! Keep the reviews going.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: benson on June 16, 2017, 04:41:37 PM
Our favorite is the Nafsika - why isn't this on the 'Where to Eat' list ?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 16, 2017, 06:11:31 PM
I'm sure Aline will be along to correct me, but I believe this may stem back to Spiros' campaign to get the village name returned from San Stefanos to Agios Stefanos. This could be construed as an attack on San Stefano Travel's well-established brand name. Could just be a myth - as we all know, the Greeks are very good at them.

As you suggest, the food at Nafsika is amongst the best in the village and richly deserves to be listed. Best time to turn up is 8:45 onward, when the inhabitants have been fed and retired to the bar to get pissed talk about philosophical matters.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: alineb on June 16, 2017, 07:00:56 PM
Our favorite is the Nafsika - why isn't this on the 'Where to Eat' list ?

I shall be adding this too!!! You are very right, Nafsika is a lovely place to have dinner, lovely food & atmosphere and one of the veterans! Don't know why we have missed out on putting Nafsika on the list, this shall be rectified asap.

Oh Jimbo, nothing to do with arguements or preferences, or anything to do with other owners or any San Stefano establishments. I simply wanted to ask to not hold the admins responsible if you go to a restaurant and not like it as with those lists we merely want to make people aware of whats here! That's all :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on June 16, 2017, 07:32:54 PM
I'm sure Aline will be along to correct me, but I believe this may stem back to Spiros' campaign to get the village name returned from San Stefanos to Agios Stefanos. This could be construed as an attack on San Stefano Travel's well-established brand name. Could just be a myth - as we all know, the Greeks are very good at them.

As you suggest, the food at Nafsika is amongst the best in the village and richly deserves to be listed. Best time to turn up is 8:45 onward, when the inhabitants have been fed and retired to the bar to get pissed talk about philosophical matters.
As you know Jim, we don't eat until quite late, by which time the non inhabitants have often retired to the bar, or indeed are strutting their stuff on the dance floor! ;D  Hopefully see you and Gillie in a couple of weeks! xx
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 17, 2017, 12:30:01 AM
Aline, why have eateries outside of Agios Stefanos been included on "where to eat"? for example Brouklis in Arillas and Dyionasis in Afionas. If you are to include these then how about The Night Owl/ Panorama/Porto Timoni in Afionas, not to mention the numerous other restaurants/tavernas in Arillas.

Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Waspman on June 17, 2017, 12:47:27 AM
Also Mon Amour in Kavadadas and Illias in Avliotes, why are these not included also?
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on June 17, 2017, 01:12:26 AM
Agree with Gav, have loved reading Grounded 's (like to know your name?) posts. Great to see the forum lively again  :).                                                                                     Frankie
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jimbo on June 17, 2017, 01:46:59 AM
Give Aline a break, guys. She's inherited a system and can't really be expected to include all the eateries within five miles!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 18, 2017, 08:56:44 AM
Last night we chose the Nafsica for our evening meal partly, at least on the part of my wife, in the hope of watching Spiro tripping the light elliniko fantastic. The meal did not disappoint in any way, though Lyn struggled manfully through a pastitsio the size of a breeze block. We got into conversation with a couple of resident ramblers at the next table and spent a very pleasant evening awaiting a Spiro  Syrtaki or residents stuff strutting. In the end, neither appeared but we had a good meal and a pleasant time, concluding with Spiro showing us some photographs of the Nafsica as we remember it.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 18, 2017, 04:09:07 PM
We went for another walk to Logas Beach today. The wind helped keep the air temperature down but it is still a good walk and upon return we were ravenous. We decided to try the Fantasea for lunch. And a spectacular choice it was. Crispy feta with honey, saganaki mushrooms, and mamas patatoes. Just scrummy. No other way to describe it. Lyn wants the crispy feta with honey every day now and they are going to have to beat her off with a stick.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Gavlah1973 on June 18, 2017, 11:40:45 PM
Those Mamas potatoes are spectacular!
An upmarket version of the humble cheesy bacon chips!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: gillie on June 20, 2017, 02:15:30 PM
"As you know Jim, we don't eat until quite late, by which time the non inhabitants have often retired to the bar, or indeed are strutting their stuff on the dance floor! ;D  Hopefully see you and Gillie in a couple of weeks! xx


Looking forward to seeing you both!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Jaxbubbles on June 21, 2017, 06:04:23 PM
Grounded your reviews have been great.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 21, 2017, 08:02:02 PM
Grounded your reviews have been great.
I do thank you for that most sincerely. It has been a pleasure to join in these forums (fora?) And to share some of our experiences in this lovely place.
This has been something of a sentimental journey for the memsahib and I, being 20 years since we were last here. Sadly we leave on Friday and head for the Norfolk Broads to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, prior to visiting friends and rellies for the first time in 15 years. Then back to our home in Aotearoa (or New Zealand as she is more widely known). I would love to say, like Arnie "I'll be back", but that is not very likely. We will carry some very happy memories with us.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on June 21, 2017, 09:23:55 PM
"As you know Jim, we don't eat until quite late, by which time the non inhabitants have often retired to the bar, or indeed are strutting their stuff on the dance floor! ;D  Hopefully see you and Gillie in a couple of weeks! xx


Looking forward to seeing you both!!
You too Gillie! X :)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on June 21, 2017, 11:22:20 PM
Well , as Norfolkites we hope you enjoy the Norfolk Broads ( would recommend the Waters Edge in Bramerton)
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 22, 2017, 08:54:24 AM
We have had many of our best holidays on the Broads and will be heading for Brundall for our anniversary, so we may even get to the Waters Edge, thanks for the recommendation  ;D
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: swedebasher on June 22, 2017, 05:30:14 PM
Filby broad restaurant is worth a mention if dining by the water is your thing. Had the best NZ wine it has been my pleasure to drink there.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Grounded on June 22, 2017, 06:49:29 PM
Is that accessed via Muck Fleet? I am not sure our craft can navigate that. We may have to hoof it.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Teamnickos on June 22, 2017, 11:07:47 PM
Good ol norfolk expression - huuf  ut 😀

Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: swedebasher on June 23, 2017, 12:27:27 PM
You cannot get to it by water Grounded, a car job on the Acle to Caister road. They have a website you can peruse.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: tenbeech on June 24, 2017, 12:01:04 AM

 Welcome to the Norfolk Forum,   Gods County   Sheringham is the place to be.
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on June 27, 2017, 03:57:19 PM
Welcome to the Norfolk Forum,   Gods County   Sheringham is the place to be.
We love Norfolk, we were at Felbrigg Hall last week for lunch and a walk around the walled garden. Beautiful!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on July 04, 2017, 05:12:13 PM
Nafsika excels as always. Lamb kleftico, spit roast lamb and fresh tuna salad, my favourites so far! Had to eat inside last night, it was blowing a hoolie!!
Title: Re: Spoilt for choice 2014
Post by: Karen on July 11, 2017, 02:20:36 PM
Just to say, all restaurants are almost to capacity every night, so take your pick, they must all be good, but we all have our favourites! :)