Total Spent: €25 – €35 per head.
Zakanthi has been a stalwart of the Kalamaki restaurant scene for many years, and as far back as I can remember, it’s location, on the crossroads in the centre of Kalamaki main road makes it very easy to find, and although this location doesn’t sound too glamorous, as soon as you step foot inside, you will start your own private dining experience.
It’s a large restaurant set in beautiful gardens, that creates the perfect atmosphere for dinner, whether you’re travelling in a couple, a group of friends or as a family, Zakanthi will meet and exceed your expectations from the word go.
With a completely diverse and exciting menu, I wouldn’t be doing you justice if I didn’t recommend the potato skins as a starter, not your traditional cheese and bacon filled, but sliced paper thin skins served with a garlic and herb dip. I’ve tried a range of starters including bruschetta, shrimp saganaki and crab cakes, all delightful!
When it comes to the main course, there is plenty to choose from, the only downside is that the menu doesn’t do the food justice. The steak in Zakanthi is as good as I’ve had anywhere on the island and ranges from perfectly cooked fillet to Black Angus imported especially from Ireland. There are also some great vegetarian dishes and even a children’s menu if you’re with the young ones.
Onto desert, with fresh homemade cheesecake daily, an eton mess you’d do well to finish and a hearty serving of banoffee pie, it really doesn’t matter what you order, if you have room. The kids even get sparklers so you can see their faces light up as their ice cream is served.
The staff in Zakanthi are always polite and it has a real family feel to it, as i mentioned the atmosphere is sublime, and matches pretty much everything else in the restaurant.
“SO FAR IN 2016, ZAKANTHI IS STANDING OUT TO ME AS ZANTE’S NUMBER 1 RESTAURANT”