Greek Islands - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Steve C  (June 14, 2005)         

We only visited this restaurant on one occasion, that was enough. The food was badly prepared and presented. It was obviously pre cooked, then warmed up.I had the Lamb Kleftiko which was a large portion and it was cold and not as high quality as some of the other restaurants. The waiters were not very friendly and they just seemed to sit about, chatting up the girl who operated the cash till.
I have had worse meals, but not in Lourdas. This restaurant is surrounded by good ones, so why take the risk.

La Mer Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Steve C           

The food here is very good, Lamb La Mer is excellent, My partner had the Calamari, which was also excellent. There is a good selection on the menu of traditional greek food along side more English style dishes. The service was prompt and polite, the only complaint I had with the waiters, was the fact they were not Greek. A little petty, maybe but I prefer to try to enjoy the local atmosphere and culture, which becomes a little difficult when you have a waiter from Eastern Europe and ond from England. The price of the food was typical for the resort, around 30 euros for two courses with house wine for two people.

Spiros Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Steve C           

Having read the other comments about this restaurant, I can agree with all of them apart from the one who said the staff are not friendly. They were the most delightful people we met on the island. Spiros the owner takes on too much himself and this is where the service is let down, this restaurant gets very busy and seats alot of people he only has two waitresses, whether this is the case all through the season I don't know, but they do get a bit swamped at times.  It is true that you have to queue up to pay at the till and more often than not the till doesn't work, but this is Greece!!! Lighten up you moaners.  We ate here more times than anywhere else at the resort and the service varied every night. Two hours for your meal was not uncommon, but what else are you going to do in Lourdas at 10 at night. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, relax and eat the best cooked food. Lots to choose from, starters, main courses and make sure you have plenty of room left for his massive desserts. We tried most of the Greek dishes on the menu and the only complaint is the that some of the dished are too large, and can be a bit daunting. His squid is wonderful the best I've ever had and so fresh it was difficult not to have it every night. Also his Mousaka is first class. Oh, and the Fried cheese and the Kleftiko and...........
We got a complimentary bottle of Ouzo on our last night.which just adds to the charm of the man. This is the most popular restaurant in Lourdas and as the saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time. But we met the same customers night after night, which must say something about the place.
 Thanks Spiros, I know he reads these comments because he has them pinned to the till. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone and if we go back, thats where I'll eat.