You only get to truly know a place when you taste its cuisine. Lefkada, with its rich culinary tradition that follows the authentic Ionian cuisine, has to present some great dishes that will make you swear that they are one of the most delicious you ever had. There are countless food options in the island of Lefkada ranging from traditional taverns, cozy ouzeri and grills for yummy greek mezedes, to alternative restaurants serving ethnic cuisine and gourmet dishes. We will present you 8 restaurants where you can enjoy the culinary creations of locals with the most amazing views.
1. Avra beach, Nydri
The restaurant Avra beach with authentic greek kitchen is waiting for you for lunch or dinner by the sea and the trees, at a quiet and family atmosphere. You will enjoy homemade food.
Do not miss to taste the special pot roast or lemon sauce roast!
2. Monato, Kathisma
Monato restaurant is located at the Kathisma beach famous for its unique sunset. This is a sophisticated and modern decorated restaurant in complete harmony with its surroundings environment. It proposes dishes from the New Greek Cuisine building on the tradition and inspired by contemporary creative trends.
3. Breath of Zorbas, Nikiana
Zorbas’ breath is one of the oldest and the most picturesque restaurants by the sea. Their long presence and experience (since 1978) together with the peaceful and relaxing environment, which is totally harmonized with nature, will make your meal or dinner into an unforgettable experience. Stare at the sea in our traditionally developed place on the beach and let yourselves travel back in time. Taste delicious dishes with fresh fish, seafood and local meat, all cooked according to traditional, greek recipes, accompanied by the famous wine or drinks of Lefkas. In the meanwhile, you may also enjoy the small, clear beach just in front of the restaurant.
4. Tom’s Sea Side Restaurant, Nydri
Tom’s Sea Side Restaurant is located right on the beach in Nidri,with spectacular views of Scorpios, Meganissi, Madouri. Its location is one of the best in all of Lefkada. They are open from 9:30 till midnight serving breakfasts, coffee, drinks, Greek specialties and much more, and of course fresh fish. It is one of the older restaurants in Nidri and was started in 1976 by Tom’s uncle Lefkadios who named it Kavos and then was leased out for a few years. Tom returned from America and changed the name to Tom’s SeaSide Restaurant in 1993.
5. En Lefko, Ponti
Αt the restaurant of Ponti Beach Hotel you can enjoy a large variety of culinary options. Τhe traditional menu and the relax atmosphere will give you an exquisite Greek food experience.
6. Maistros, Agios Nikitas
In the picturesque village of Agios Nikitas you will find the tavern «Maistros» which is just ten meters from the sea. In a beautiful and clean environment you will enjoy fresh fish and seafood, cooked and selected meats. Also you can taste traditional sweets of Lefkada.
7. Yiannis-Delfinia, Syvota
The Taverna Delfinia is an excellent fish restaurant like no other! The owner of the tavern has its own boat, which goes fishing daily in the crystal waters of southern Lefkada, exclusively for the restaurant and as a result provide (daily), fresh fish for their customers. Their love for the sea and their desire to keep intact the taste of seafood, has resulted in the creation of exceptional dishes, two of which are the famous lobster pasta, and their delicious fish soup. So you can enjoy seafood cuisine and other popular dishes, by the sea, in a calm environment and enjoy relaxing moments with the people you love.
8. Tilegrafos, Agios Ioannis
In Tilegrafos restaurant you will enjoy high standard Greek cuisine with the use of fresh fish, meats and products which will make you fall in love with the Greek culture. The wind-mills, the evergreen cliffs and the endless view of the sea, the tranquility and harmony around Tilegrafos, create the perfect environment for having a drink or coffee ocean side. The award winning Blue Flag Beach at Agios Ioannis accommodates all individual loving crystal clear waters.
9. Rachi & Fly me, Exantheia
High up on the mountain top the restaurant “Rachi” makes its presence in absolute harmony with the surroundings, built and decorated in a tasteful manner reflecting its simplistic style. The pleasantly cool balcony welcoming the visitor is an unquestionable asset. The blue horizon offering an exquisite view of the Ionian Sea is really enticing to those who actually wish to drink their coffee, savour their homemade delicacies from the traditional wood-fired oven, their freshly gathered vegetables from their garden, taste their local meat and enjoy their wine.
Next to the mountainous paragliding site of the slope which fly you to the wonderful West coasts, the All Day café-bar “FLY ME” opens its wings and welcomes you with a big hug.