A guide to the best restaurants in Svoronata

Svoronata village has no main square or centre, but it’s a joy to walk idly around and discover the local eating options. The ten listed here are some of the best and offer something for everyone, whether you want traditional cuisine typical of your Greek island holiday or comforting home favourites.

Fantastically fishy at Avithos Preview Taverna

Avithos Preview Taverna is a popular restaurant right on the coast so it’s no wonder seafood is top of the menu. Most dishes are caught that day so we recommend diving into the seafood platter. The wine and olive oil is lovingly made on site so if you want to take a tasty reminder of your holiday home, you can purchase a bottle.

Treated like an old friend at Porto Helis Restaurant

This family-run restaurant definitely goes the extra mile, ensuring everyone feels at home and leaves full of food. The portion sizes are huge, so a couple of dishes can serve a whole table and we think the staff are some of the friendliest in the region. Make sure you don’t miss out on ‘Greek night’ every Friday evening which could see you serenading the locals.

Dine by the ocean at To Enetiko

To Enetiko’s real selling point is its location. Right on the sands of Avithos Beach this lively bar is perfect for a frivolous night out during your holiday in Kefalonia. The food is very reasonably priced, and the fresh lobster and calamari are must tries. With the food and atmosphere spot on, it’s not hard to see why this restaurant is such a hit with the locals.

Picturesque scenery at Esperides

While dining at Esperides you will be surrounded by a glorious orange grove so it’s practically mandatory to try the tantalizingly fresh orange juice! All seating is outside and you can feed the fish as they swim in the pond. It’s also a good spot for picky eaters as they have many familiar, staple dishes catering for everyone.

Live music at O Milos

With the manager being a fisherman you expect the seafood at O Milos to be second to none, and it is. The sea bream and swordfish steak are particular highlights but the atmosphere and warmth is where the real heart of this restaurant lies. Live Greek music and entertainment is on throughout the week over the summer.

Family-friendly food at Fois

Although this one’s a bit out of the way, if you’re looking to keep the children happy Fois is the place to be. One of few restaurants in the area to have a children’s menu, this establishment also has an area for the little ones to play. Adult playtime however is Sunday nights, when live music and good wine fuel a relaxed night of entertainment.

Traditional and family run at Dum Spiros Spiro

Dum Spiros Spiro is all about hospitality. Staff are extremely welcoming, which is a draw for both locals and tourists. The food is authentically Greek and portion sizes are big but they’re all too happy to wrap up leftovers for you to take back to the hotel. Make sure you save enough room for dessert as they end your meal with a complimentary slice of cake.

Laid-back feel at Acropolis

Slightly away from the main town, Acropolis is perfect for a quiet evening to soak up the atmosphere and feel a part of the local culture. The owner will be more than happy to stop for a chat and recommend some of the most popular dishes like Kefalonian meat pie.

Fresh ingredients at Vento Cafe Snack Bar Pizzeria

As one of the closest eateries to the airport, this cafe is the perfect place to have a bite before or after the stress of a flight. The omelettes and baguettes offer a light bite for the hungry traveller but, as the name suggests, pizza is the star attraction. They come in big portions and are topped with fresh ingredients.

Location, location, location at Koutoupas Paradise

Koutoupas Paradise is situated right by the beach. With a perfect view of the sunset every evening you can enjoy your food while being bathed in a pink sky. The tzatziki is to-die-for and, with reasonable prices and attentive staff, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.