A guide to the best restaurants in Messonghi

Separated from the rest of the island by olive groves and farmland, Messonghi is an old fishing village which for years now has been a much-loved destination for thousands of tourists worldwide. Corfu benefits from a unique climate which never quite settles over the rest of Greece. The humidty and breezes cool down the crops, and Messonghi – which sits on the south coast of the island – is no exception. Expect fresh ingredients every day and mouthwatering dishes at every restaurant.

Less is more at Taverna Dionysos

Taverna Dionysos is simple and understated, but beneath its modesty lies a menu full of Corfiot food with extravagant tastes. The fish, which is freshly caught each day, is the star of the show with locals and visitors alike coming to eat here.

Don't skip on pudding at Zak's Taverna

Decorated by deep greenery and vases brimming with flowers, Zak’s Taverna strikes a mood as soon as you step through the door. From start to finish, the meal is a joy, especially when they bring you one of the prettiest desserts you’ve ever seen.

By the sea at Bacchus Restaurant

Another taverna that takes advantage of Messonghi’s long-standing fishing heritage, Bacchus is located right on the beach making it the perfect place to eat on your holidays to Corfu. Eat fresh seafood while listening to the waves lap against the shore – you’ll never want to leave.

A friendly get together at Family Taverna Minori

The clue’s in the name, Minori is a charming family-owned restaurant which welcomes others to dine on its home-cooked passed-down recipes. Kids are more than welcome, with smiling staff always willing to find them a dish they will love.

Plates piled high at Korali Snack Bar and Grill Room

Korali makes a good hearty meal their top priority, second only to a fantastic location on the beach. If you’re dining at this bar and grill you can trust that you won’t leave hungry – you might not even need breakfast the next day.

Strike a mood at Vine Garden Hotel Roulis

As the name suggests, the garden at this Hotel Roulis restaurant is outstanding. The floral surroundings and low-hanging vines cast a gentle ambiance over the diners. This is a great romantic spot if you’re out on date night.

Taste the catch of the day at The Fisherman's Haunt

Surrounded on almost all sides by deep blue sea, this restaurant lives up to its name by being one of the most incredible seafood tavernas in Messonghi. For the freshest fish and most amazing views out across the bay, look no further than The Firsherman’s Haunt.

A little place by the sea - To Meraki

To Meraki is a petite seafront bar and grill which specialises in serving authentic Greek cuisine to customers on the beach and in the restaurant.This is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat whilst being able to keep your spot on the sand.

There's everything you could ask for at Mermaid

The Mermaid is a great all-rounder. It has beautiful scenic views over the horizon, great beer, frothing coffee and a small list of Greek delicacies that make for a filling lunch or dinner – perfect for hungry wanderers on Corfu holidays.

Fun-filled dining at Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

A great one for the kids, Popeye’s serves up all the local classics in a family-friendly environment that will fast become one of your favourite places to eat. On top of the Greek dishes, there are a selection of American-style burgers so you’ve got the choice of whether to go local or international whilst on your.