A guide to the best restaurants in Tsilivi

A hard day’s work sunning yourself is guaranteed to work up an appetite. Your main challenge on Tsilivi holidays will be trying to decide which of the lovely restaurants to try next. There’s so much choice, from beachside eateries with views over the waves to buzzing theme restaurants and Greek tavernas. Whether you’re looking for that authentic Greek salad or a British roast dinner, you’ll find a place that fits the bill. Treat your rumbling tum to something delicious at our top spots in Tsilivi.

A scenic meal at The Olive Tree Taverna

A really inviting spot with tables scattered under – you guessed it – an olive tree, making for a pretty, atmospheric place to dine. The menu is stuffed full of Greek specialities such as grilled marinated beef and stifado stew.

Homemade bites at Freddie's Beach Bar

A great location right on the beach makes this a tempting choice. Savour the views across to mainland Greece while you tuck in to light bites and nibbles during the day and homemade Greek specialities in the evening.

Traditionally Greek at Micriacropoli

If you’re looking for a classic menu of Greek delicacies such as grilled halloumi salad and lamb kleftiko – lamb marinated and slow-cooked – you’ll find it in classy surroundings at Micriacropoli. The owners are welcoming brothers who always make a real effort to ensure your meal is memorable.

Cocktails at Halfway House Restaurant

It’s all about the food at this local taverna tucked away on a side street. Grab a table on the terrace and get stuck in to fresh fish, prawns in ouzo sauce, souvlaki and burgers. The Greek specials have such a good reputation, you’ll probably come across some locals in here. The team are hardworking and friendly, and mix a mean cocktail.

Spoil yourself at Calypso Restaurant

One of the best options in town for veggies, as they have quite a few meat-free options. Everybody will be spoilt for choice though, as the menu is really varied. The belly pork is a speciality and the cheesecake is a legend in its own lifetime. Kostas the chef often pops out of the kitchen to make sure all is well with his customers.

Treat yourself at The Balcony Hotel and Restaurant

Welcome to Tsilivi’s showstopper dining venue. The 10-minute stroll uphill is well worth it for the amazing views, perfect surroundings and attention to detail. Book a table for sunset where on a clear day you can see as far as Kefalonia, not to mention Tsilivi bay. Oh, and the food’s top notch, too. A real treat.

Courser Chinese Restaurant

You’ve been on your Greek island holiday for nearly a fortnight and you’re getting a bit bored with the restaurant staples – poor old you, such a hard life – so you’re looking for something a bit different. We’ve heard this place serves the best Chinese food on the island.

Try a laid-back lunch at Boomerang Beach Bar Restaurant

If you feel the need to escape the heat of the midday sun, settle in under one of the sunshades at Boomerang, right on the beach. Chilled Greek beers, local wines and a good selection of international food all tastes even better with such great views over the Ionian Sea.

Take a load off at Trenta Nove

Just a short stroll from the Main Street but a world away in ambience, you’ll love the calm, romantic setting of this taverna. Tables are dotted across the lawns and on shady terraces, where smiley staff serve up all the classics.

Family time at Popeye's Restaurant

A vast and varied menu awaits at Popeye’s, but don’t expect spinach. The breakfast menu is great – try our favourite full English while you admire the Popeye memorabilia. All the buzz of a bar yet the variety of a restaurant – plus big portions, prices that suit a cheap Zante holiday and fun for all the family.