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The Oriental

Pebble Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
+30 2823 041076
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orange salad” (2 reviews)
“quiet area” (2 reviews)
“stony beach” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Pebble Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location and sea views out onto the stony beach and sea. This is a really quaint taverna in terms of location and decor. Food wise very typical Cretan dishes although the portion sizes seem to be bigger. There was a slight mix up serving...More

Thank Robbo456
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This taverna offers simple local food at very convenient price in a friendly atmosphere. You may enjoy typical Greek starters and grills as well traditional recipes, together with a rich choice of fresh salads. Everything is prepared with care and served with a smile. The...More

Thank Ecamox
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Oriental is at the far end of the stony beach with lovely sea views and very quiet location. We had two meals there and enjoyed them both - good service and moderate prices with a good selection to chose from. Perfect spot and very...More

1  Thank Supergranma
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We loved this restaurant tucked away at far end of Paleochora. The chicken souvlaki and the Mousaka were the best I have had. Delicious.

Thank samv67
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely location set above the stony beach. Food was excellent, probably the largest portions we were served the entire holiday, the service was good but not as welcoming as some of the other places in the town. Reasonably priced in line with other restauarants in...More

1  Thank Robbo456
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

the food was very good as the tastes! highly recommended! the prices were normal and the staff very friendly. there was a local band playing live music which made a very cozy environment. i would visit the oriental again with no hesitation if i was...More

Thank ssofianos
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, extensive menu, just a little more expensive than your average but good quality food and good sized portions. 38e for one course for 2 people including 1 litre of wine. The grilled pawns were just over cooked, the zukini just right.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Oriental Bay. The food is wonderful and the staff are friendly. We had the chicken special and it was really tasty - worth going down earlier in the day to check the specials and order one as they sometimes...More

Thank Sophie_Nes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Quite the best Greek restaurant in Paleochora, well worth the walk to the end of the seafront. The orange salad with yoghurt and lentils was surprisingly good, very fresh and the fish platter excellent, the whole meal extremely good value. Lovely atmosphere away from the...More

Thank IanDorking
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Enjoyed our visit to The Oriental, I had steak with mushrooms which was delicious and melt in the mouth, and my boyfriend had a mixed plate of fish including mini squids. The smell of this seemed to attract all the local cats to our table...More

Thank worldismyoyster779
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pebble Beach, Palaiochora, Crete 545 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Palaiochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041076
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