Moussaka, olives, ouzo – Greece is known for its delicious delicacies and Zante is no different. This beautiful island offers an abundance of restaurants with sea views, live music, and the most important part, incredible food. Check out one of Zante’s top restaurants for a night of fine dining you won’t forget.
Ammos Taverna, Zakynthos Town
This traditional, family-run Greek taverna is situated on the seafront with breath-taking views. Offering delicious, fresh Greek cuisine, the moussaka or fried calamari come highly recommended. A meal here won’t break the bank either, as prices are just €3-14.
Votsalo Taverna, Marathias
For a romantic setting, this tavern is tucked away with stunning views over the Mediterranean. On the menu is Greek and barbeque dishes such as grilled fish, all served in locally made clay plates for a rustic feel. Try Zante’s speciality dessert, Frigania, a traditional sweet syrup cake.
Aeolos Grill House, Kalamaki
With romantic outdoor seating and live Greek music and dancing, this grill house is perfect for a night out. The fresh and locally sourced meat and seafood is great value and comes in huge portions, so you’ll certainly get your fill.
This delightful diner has prize place of Zante’s restaurants at number one on Tripadvisor. Serving Italian, Greek and English foods such as homemade burgers and pizzas and delicious chicken gyros, the menu is cheap and cheerful with mains costing approximately €6.
Kohili Fish Taverna , Laganas
Set in a quiet area of Laganas, this tavern serves Greek speciality dishes like octopus stifado and fried feta cheese in honey and sesame seeds, all freshly prepared alongside a selection of meat or vegetarian dishes ranging from €6-10, plus a side of entertaining Greek music.
Essence Restaurant, Kalamaki
Essence has a relaxed and romantic atmosphere with outdoor covered seating, surrounded by lush greenery. The wide range of sophisticated dishes and fine wines come a little more expensive than a standard Greek taverna, but still much cheaper than one of the top London restaurants it has been compared to.
George’s Place, Zakynthos Town
Lovely little outdoor tables nestled amongst the trees make this family-run taverna a must visit. Friendly service and fresh seafood dishes to die for give a perfect atmosphere for a night out. Try the stuffed calamari for a taste of the Greek seaside.
Varkarola, Zakynthos Town
A bustling traditional Greek restaurant with live music, dancing and spectacular views, Varkarola is a family-run and friendly venue. The homemade food is hearty and portions are large. Try the souvlaki chicken with bacon or cheese pie for a meal you won’t forget. Prices are ranged at an affordable €5-10.
24/7 The Chill Out Place, Argassi
This laid back beachside café offers cocktails, music and indulgent fast food including fantastic crepes. Try the waffles with chocolate and fresh strawberries for just €4.50 for an indulgent treat. The Chill Out Place even does a mean full English if you’re craving some home comforts.
Porto Mela, Vasilikos
This hidden oasis has romantic, al fresco dining, surrounded by nature on Dafni beach, the nesting place for Caretta Caretta Turtles. Porto Mela’s dishes are homemade and you can try some exquisite Greek specialities like tzatziki, grilled squid, and pork souvlaki, priced from just €2 – 12.