Best restaurants in Zakynthos

First things first: I didn’t try all the restaurants of Zakynthos, but we found quite some lovely places and had amazing food almost every day of our stay there. From romantic restaurants tucked in flower gardens to places with amazing sea view and delicious seafood. In this article, I’ll show you all these places, our best restaurants in Zakynthos.

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

This is my absolute favourite restaurant and a little insider tip as well. El sueño restaurant is located in the North-East and offers very delicious, high-quality food. Seafood, but also steak and typical Greek dishes. The restaurant has a huge round terrace and no matter where you sit you have an amazing view, look yourself:

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Another plus of this restaurant: Not only the view is lovely, but also the owners. On our first day, we were looking for a restaurant for breakfast, but it seemed like none of the restaurants close-by were even open. Nor was El sueño. But the owners were there already and offered us coffee and greek yoghurt for breakfast, which was the best yoghurt we had during our stay in Greece.

But this was not even it. The highlight of this restaurant is still to come: the little sun terrace. When you eat at this restaurant you can use their little sun terrace for free. How amazing is that?! And we were all alone there (that’s why I think this place is still an insider tip):

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

The owners built these wonderful stairs in order to be able to access the water. And look at this turquoise water <3. It is not photoshopped but exactly this turquoise and this clear. There is even a little cave which makes snorkelling very fun there.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: El sueño

How to get there:
Επαρχιακή Οδός Ζακύνθου -Βολίμων, zakinthos 290 91, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Keri lighthouse restaurant

This one is a bit off-the-path but it is so worth it to come here. I’m not trying to convince you with words, I’ll just show you the view:

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Keri lighthouse restaurant

Amazing, isn’t it?

Keri lighthouse restaurant offers a lot of seafood and it was delicious. Also this place was not really crowded and I don’t understand why. But just to be sure you will have a table, you should call ahead for a reservation.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Keri lighthouse restaurant

How to get there:
Φάρος κεριού, Κεριον 290 92, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Kosta’s brothers tavern

This one is the most lovely one. The restaurant is tucked in a very beautiful flower garden which was created with a lot of love and talent. See yourself:

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Kosta's brothers tavern

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Kosta's brothers tavern

Here I ate fish and my boyfriend steak. And also here the food (and the wine) was very delicious and the owners, two brothers, very nice and caring.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Kosta's brothers tavern

Tip: go there for dinner. As soon as it is a bit dark, candles will be lighted in the whole garden and it is even more romantic and feels very private there. Tables are not too close next to each other and the atmosphere is just lovely.

How to get there:
Vasilikos 29100, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

This restaurant just has an amazing view, look yourself:

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

It is overlooking Porto Vromi, the bay from where all the boats to famous Navagio beach (shipwreck beach) depart. It is located just at the street which leads you down to Porto Vromit.

The food, nor the service were really outstanding, but the view just beats everything.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

How to get there:
Elation 290 91, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Niko’s by the sea

This restaurant has a lovely location and interior. It is located high in the cliffs and offers a pretty view of the surrounding, the turquoise water and of Makris Gialos beach. It is also great for a coffee.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Aeras taverna

How to get there:
Elation 290 91, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Klontikari

This place is located close to Niko’s and is a traditional Greek restaurant with a great view (like all restaurants in the cliffs of the North-East coast).

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Klontikari

The reason why I mention it in my list of the best restaurants in Zakynthos is, that we had amazing Pita gyros there. Pita gyros is special bread, a bit like kebap bread, stuffed with gyros, fries, salad, tomato and tzatziki. So delicious – I promise!  This restaurant is open till late and makes a midnight snack (such as pita gyros) possible. Yummy!

How to get there:
Elation 290 91, Greece

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Porto Azorro Beach Bar

Porto Zorro is a picturesque beach which some cliffs tucked in the water. It hosts a beach bar which feels more like a little beach club to me. They offer sun loungers but is also a restaurant / bar / café with good chill out music and a very relaxed atmosphere. Everything is really stylish and kept in white, still, it feels not posh. For me, this place offers the perfect balance between comfort, style and posh.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: Porto Azorro Beach Bar

 

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: To Nisi

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: To Nisi

This is a very cosy, relaxed one with a variety of delicious Greek and seafood. And amazing chocolate crepe – yummi! It is located at the promenade of Agios Nicolaos and invites for a stroll along the beach after dinner.

Best restaurants in Zakynthos: To Nisi

How to get there:
Agios Nikolaos 290 91, Greece

This was my list of the best restaurants in Zakynthos. It covers various tastes and directions of the islands. I hope it inspires you to try one or the other. As I said, I was in all of them, and the food was delicious every single time – that is one of the great advantages in Greece. And you know what: we didn’t even research most of these restaurants, but found them by accident. Either we were just lucky and always found the good spots. Or the quality of restaurants and food on this island is just amazing and of great value for money.

So when in Zakynthos, just jump in your car and start to drive. Discovering places like this is the best. #neverstopexploring

Don’t miss my insider tips of Zakynthos in this article – click here.
And the best beaches of Zakynthos with some real hidden gems.

#Maria

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