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“Amazing views, quiet and good value for money” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Iris

Restaurant Iris
Ranked #26 of 30 Restaurants in Imerovigli
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing views, quiet and good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

We visited twice - once for early dinner when we were the only diners, and once for a 7:30pm dinner when it was busier. As per review below, we also found that the service - whilst always friendly - was a little slow when there were many diners.
That said, the restaurant is in a lovely quiet area, on the cliff-top pedestrian path 10minutes out of imerovigli village centre towards Oia. It has perfect, uninterupted views of caldera and the sunset. Sit back, enjoy a local beer or wine and gaze away then the speed that food comes out doesn't matter so much!
The food was cheap and tasty. We enjoyed the saganaki, the saganaki with potatoes (kind of like a cheesy galette), dolades (vine leaves), greek salad. The grilled lamb included quite fatty cuts of meat which wasn't to our liking, though the waiter apologies when he saw our leftovers and said next time he would make sure we had leaner cuts. We had some small grilled fish (like anchovies?) one night which were tasty though a little dry/overcooked. All the serves were quite generous in size and overall good value for money.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Little-old-me
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Home owned”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We had a fantastic afternoon at Iris! Stopped by around 5pm for a late lunch... We were the only guests there, the owner brought us a bit of every greek dish to taste... Everything was delicious! Home made, fresh, light... The house wine was very good. Price also good. Incredible views!!
Not fancy at all, no attitude. Real Greece.
Give it a try for the famous sunset!

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Studley, Warks UK
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Called in one afternoon for a snack and were the only people there. Received prompt attention and the food was quite good.
Due to Iris's location above the Cadera, we decided to go back a few nights later.
The views of the setting sun were spectacular.
Unfortunately the food was very average and the service extremely slow.
There were about 20 covers, and the waiter seemed unable to cope with the quantity and struggled.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GeoffW391
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