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£11 - £23
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

We ate her as part of a flotilla sailing holiday. This was our 3 rd visit. The staff were friendly and the food was great. The restaurant is set back slightly from the harbour with its own seating area. Its nicely presented with flowers and...lights in the evening. Delicious shrimps in tomato sauce as a starter and mixed souvlaki as a main. I would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

This is our favorite restaurant in Meganisi. Very friendly service, excellent food. Efi with her husband, son and daughter serving at the table are all very nice and helpful. Efi's brother is in the kitchen and at the grill . Ask him for the fish...of the day. Sometimes he has excellent catch. From the menu I specially liked the meat ball wrapped in aubergines, but everything we ordered was of high quality and tasty. Highly recommended. We never eat anywhere else in Meganisi. The few times we tried none was comparable for the combination of friendly service and excellent food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

We have eaten at the Rose Garden many times on our visits to Meganissi. It is always our first and last stop. Effi and Hector serve lovely traditional local food.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

A family-run restaurant with fantastic food. This was a great find in the town square and was highly recommended from our guide. Now we highly recommend it to all. The beef and green bean special was top notch.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful experience. It's a bit of a walk past all the harbour front places but this is so worth the effort. A traditional family run taverna, but my oh my is the food so good. I had fresh squid, probably the best I've ever...had. A simple menu doesn't really do justice to the quality of the cuisine. An absolute recommend. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

This is my most favorite Taverna /Restaurant on Meganisi Island. Super delicious homemade dishes and really great for grilled Fish or Meat. Value for money difficult to beat!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Wonderful family dinner. We shared a Greek salad and taramasalata for starter, which was generous. The main courses were swordfish souvlaki, grilled king prawns, and oven baked lamb. All were delicious and came with generous side dishes. Carafes of local wine accompanied the meal, and...a complimentary cake was provided for pudding. Friendly, hard-working staff and a central location.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

This is a popular and traditional family run Greek restaurant on the village square. The owner is very helpful, but also overworked, and brought us 4 bottles of wine to view. All the usual Greek specialities feature but when we went there was no fresh...fish or prawns. This was because on Monday evenings the Sunsail sailors eat there before setting off the next day so avoid if you are a fish eater. The tuna was most unusual being a small fish cooked on a grill. Overall a friendly and fun place to eat where you can have a meal for 2 for around €50. No service is applied and so this is up to you. Bottles of Greek wine were quite expensive but you can have the local wine by the carafe very cheaply. Best to book but you will probably find a table if you just turn up.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

Efi and her family consistently deliver wonderfully home cooked food in the Rose Garden Restaurant. Freshly prepared produce, always a number of special dishes available and a great selection of freshly caught fish. The Rose Garden is a great example of Home cooked Greek cuisine.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

The Rose Garden Restaurant never disappoints and we have been numerous times over the past 12 years. The food is always delicious particularly the fish which is always fresh and beautifully cooked and my husband’s favourite is the Stifado! Effie and Hector are brilliant hosts...and are very welcoming. Really cannot recommend this restaurant enough!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

We had a week in this part of the Ionian and our meal hear was the absolute highlight. Just delicious food, a great location and a really nice group looking after us. We will definitely eat here again if we are ever lucky enough to...return to Vathy (on Maganisi).More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely vibe, friendly staff and good authentic food. We visited twice during our time on the island and it was great both times. I’d recommend booking. People seem to come back year after year.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. We visited Effi and the Rose Garden three times in the past week and each was wonderful. Served with love and lots of grace - the calamari, Greek salad, mixed & pork souvelki, wine and other dishes were the best we’ve had...in this area of the Ionian Sea.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

We chose to dine at The Rose Garden on the first night of a 14 day holiday in Vathi, Meganisi and were so impressed by the outstanding, friendly service and excellent food that we ate there on 9 more occasions. The highlight of our holiday...and to be thoroughly recommended for others to enjoy. Effiie and Hector run their restaurant with great skill and tireless energy, and treat each customer as a personal friend. We will miss them, their friendship and their locally sourced food but hope to return soon to this characterful taverna in its typical, unspoilt Greek island village setting. What was most memorable (from a holiday perspective) was the commitment to consistently high standards of food and hospitality, plus value for money. Just what you need on holiday.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

We had 4 meals at Rose Garden during our week stay in Meganisi. This lovely family run business serves excellent greek food and was packed every evening. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly and the octopus starter was so nice that we had it...more than one night. The stifado is also highly recommended. Effie and her family made us feel so welcome as if we were old friends. We even got a gift of lovely fig jam to take home.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Any small islands in Greece or neighbouring countries, I would advise taking cash. They are all safe place. More than our homes in the uk.
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Restaurants & bars starting to close down, end of season round middle of October.
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Rose Garden Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5