Total Spent: Food + Drinks = €15-€25 per head
Cool Peppers has established itself as Laganas’ most popular restaurant over years of hard work, great food, and cocktails that match. This is all before I even mention their stunning location in the heart of the Laganas Bay, with unrestricted views of Turtle Island and the Ionian Sea stretching for miles in front of you.
Be prepared to book here in peak season, and if you want one of the ocean side tables, you’ll have to book from May to October in most cases.
Expect a warm welcome on arrival from Yiannis, Yiannis or Babis as the cousins who own the place, are very much front of house too, along with a multitude of smart, well presented staff.
The Menu in Cool Peppers is fairly extensive, but not so large that you can’t decide what to have, a couple of outstanding dishes I’ve experienced are the sea food platter, the enormous ribs (that come served on a tray they are that big) and the Broccoli Chicken Pasta… But in all honesty, you will be more than satisfied with anything you order. There is also a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and Gluten free dishes so no matter what your preference, this place won’t disappoint.
The only thing that slightly lets down Cool Peppers is the wait time for food and drinks, in peak season when the restaurant is full most nights, the service suffers slightly so make sure you’re in no major rush to attend an event and leave plenty of time.
The cocktails are another reason to head down to the beach, wether you fancy sitting at their small but perfectly formed cocktail bar or just having a few with your meal, you won’t be disappointed, they will serve you up real cocktails using real spirits and put you in the party mood straight from lunch/dinner.
“ULTIMATELY, IF YOU’RE STAYING IN, OR CLOSE TO, LAGANAS… YOU’RE TRIP WILL NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT AT LEAST ONE VISIT TO COOL PEPPERS”