Barbati is one of those places where the restaurant owners remember your face and welcome you back in every season. Most of the businesses around here are locally owned, many by families, and dish up food that is traditionally Greek, with unique Corfiot specialities served daily. If you're planning your holiday to Greece here, it wouldn't be complete without eating at a few of these top spots.
There's a reason that Dionysos is top of this list. There are stories of the owners going above and beyond, making trips to supermarkets for a customer's favourite beer, for example. You can choose to sit in the restaurant, or over the road with a sea view - it's up to you.
Located a step or two from the deep blue, Taverna Glyfa has a long menu of Greek mezes and mains – you'll find all your favourites on there. This family-friendly taverna even has its own jetty, so if you've hired a boat you can moor up and pop in for a light lunch or filling dinner.
The chefs at Bahia Mare pay careful attention to preparing their dishes so they look as good as they taste. Specialising in Greek food, as well as Mediterranean more generally, Bahia Mare even have seating on the beach if you want to be front row for the magnificent sunset.
As the name suggests, there's something very romantic about Starlight Restaurant. It sits high above the beach on one side, with easy access to the street on the other. The mood lighting makes the meal atmospheric, and the food makes it memorable.
The romantic poet Byron loved Greece, and when he wrote poems about the Hellenic isles it's just possible he was talking about his namesake taverna. Okay, probably not, but it is definitely something to write home about. The fish is freshly caught everyday, and perfectly complimented by great wines and juicy Greek salads.
One of the hippest bars in Barbati, Piedra Del Mar is the best place for a night out in Barbati during your Corfu holidays. The restaurant fills you up before a night out in their beach-bar. Enjoy stylishly prepared Mediterranean cuisine, before sipping down a cocktail or two.
The sprawling gardens of La Riviera Barbati make it an easy place to find a seat. Family-friendly and good value, many come again to this restaurant because of the relaxed atmosphere. The climbing vines make for the perfect accompaniment to a great meal of Greek salad, stifado and moussaka.
Caryatides is a great all rounder – reasonably priced and very friendly. The staff have a habit of decorating most things with squirty cream and serving it with a cheeky smile. The mussels come particularly recommended, but don't worry, they also come cream-free.
Meat grilled to perfection, mouthwatering carafes of house wine, and one impressive view, make La Piazza Taverna a must for any hungry traveller. The food is all traditional Greek, made with ingredients from local farms and fishermen. If you're there at the right time, you'll even get to join in with the traditional Greek dancing.
Located in the scenic Barbati bay, Stefanos Place has great views over the ocean and a menu mainly made up of Greek specialities, which exceeds the standards of taverna food in Corfu. Special care is taken to fill up their guests, so expect good portions and a full belly.