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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

A really nice location in the square but it just missed the mark. Food was nothing spectacular other than very cheap and service was very hit and miss. Wouldn’t bother with all else that is on offer just yards away.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

Having been to Vathi many times, for some reason the Rose Garden had escaped us. Possibly because it’s tucked away at the back of the port. Enjoying a quieter visit this month by boat we were a bit disappointed that even though it was only...mid October, so many shops and restaurants were closed - no doubt the owners having made a mint had left to go back to Athens!! Thankfully the Rose Garden was one of a few restaurants open. What a lovely visit! Friendly family, great service and excellent meal. We shared spicy sausage starter (with tanziki ) - I had mixed souvlaki main with vegetables (great portion, taste and tender) - my wife had calamari which was lovely snd fresh. At the end we had a complimentary slice of orange pie. The house wine was good and the whole cost was very reasonable. All in all a lovely visit and next time we shall head for here first!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

Rose Garden is 3 dimensional - it consist of a welcoming traditional Taverna, serving consistently good Greek food brought to your table usually by Effie or Hector themselves who, no matter how busy they are, are always ready to listen and give you time (that's...so nice); next door there is their really good well stocked super market - their kalamarta olives are something very special, way above anything you will get in Waitrose! and Hector provides a speedy delivery service during the day; and then they have 5 or 6 apartments just a short walk behind, including 3 small and very well appointed studios with lovely views (we have already booked ours for next year!). Whatever use you make of Rose Garden, we can honestly say we are sure you will be very pleased you did.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021

Having eaten here before we were determined to return on this visit to the Ionian. Once again it was the best meal of the Holiday.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Efi and her family run a fantastic wholesome and traditional Greek restaurant. The menu always offers specials which you know were cooked that day. We will definitely go 2 times or 3 times a week. It’s s must

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

Delicious food, such a hard working team. Our favourites...zucchini balls and the swordfish souvlaki 😊. Absolutely delicious. We have visited this taverna in 2015, 2016 and again this year 2021 and would highly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

One of our very favourite restaurants in Ionian islands. The food is always delicious and the staff is absolutely lovely! They are so welcoming and friendly. Their fava beans and gigantes are second to none! Thank you for the lovely food!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

We (a party of four) spent a week recently on Meganisi Island, very near Vathy. We tried several restaurants before trying the Rose Garden. We ended up eating here three different times for dinner because of the wonderful Greek food and the atmosphere. The owner,...Effie, also does a lot of the cooking along with her mother. Absolutely every dish that we tried was outstanding. We had the chicken souvlaki, swordfish souvlaki, shrimp saganaki, pasta with mussels, beef stew, calamari, and sea bream for entrees. The appetizers and sides were also amazing, especially the fish roe dip with fresh warm bread, marinated anchovies, stuffed tomatoes and green beans with carrots. Effie also serves a delicious orange cake that should not be missed! In addition to being a wonderful cook, Effie was a very warm and kind human being. Thanks to her, her mother and husband for the great service and food!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Excellent food very pleasant restaurant. Very good service beautiful view of the port - go go go. מסעדה מצוינת אוכל נהדר שירות מצוין . נוף צרהיב ליד המעגן.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021 via mobile

Wonderful meal in a lovely setting. We’ve been coming here for years and never been disappointed. We had the cheese stuffed aubergines which were so good they melted on the tongue, wonderfully crispy calamari, the lamb souvlaki. All brilliant. Just a bit disappointed by the...gemista which could have been cooked longer and had a tastier fillingMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Zzz K | Reviewed this property |
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.
6 August 2015|
Response from stephenpW3651MG | Reviewed this property |
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