A guide to the best restaurants in Assos
With a handful of local tavernas all settled around the quaint harbourside, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to trying tasty local dishes and authentic Greek meals.
In the village’s brightly coloured, sweet-smelling centre, you’ll find Platanos Restaurant. It’s Assos’s oldest venue, and its traditions seep down into the menu, the service and the decor. The family who own and run the restaurant are always happy to talk visitors through their recommendations. Choose from the traditional Kefalonian meat pie, beef sofigido, and chicken sausage, and savour the rich flavours, local produce, and expert cooking.
This traditional Greek restaurant opened in 1989, and is still run by the same family. Delectable homemade dishes tempt in passers-by, and never disappoint. As you sit by the waterfront and let the soft lull of the waves wash over you, you’ll realise there’s no better place to try the traditional Kefalonian cuisine and wine on offer. Nefeli-Anait has an extensive cocktail list, too – and don’t forget to try the gorgeous desserts.
From the atmosphere to the live music to the food, Hellenic Bistro creates a dreamy, romantic setting for all its diners. The staff are welcoming and helpful, and give excellent recommendations – which you may need, due to the extensive menu. The mix of modern and traditional dishes cater for everyone, whether meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan. The breathtaking views over Assos are heightened at sunset, where visitors can watch the spectacular sunset from the best seats in the house. The delicious meals are served in generous portions, and the meat from the spit is well worth trying.
Take the time to try a traditional Kefalonian pie at this authentic, reasonably priced restaurant. The fresh, local produce bursts with flavour, and portion sizes are huge. You’ll find intense flavours, fresh fish and glorious desserts – try the milk tart with cinnamon. The Greek salad, cod pie and feta saganaki aren’t to be missed, either.