With a relaxed approach to meal times, you can happily soak up each tastebud-tingling course and enjoy a traditional glass of ouzu whilst taking in Corfu’s outstanding scenery.
A worthy place of visit for any foodies out there, a cruise to Corfu provides many dining options to get your taste buds tingling! With so much to choose from, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Corfu restaurants, bars and cafes just for you!
Sumptuous street food
Street food is all part of the experience whilst in Corfu, and its the perfect option if you’d like to spend most of your time exploring the island.
Greek Pita Gyros are the ultimate grab and go offering! You’ll find them freshly made by many sellers all across the island. Made of juicy meat – traditionally pork, chicken or lamb – that’s cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served together in a pitta with tomatoes, onion and of course, tzatziki sauce!
They’re also the perfect hangover food if you’ve had one too many cocktails in the ship bar (we’re just saying!) A meal of complete indulgence, they start from as little as two euros – so you can taste the delights of this Greek favourite without breaking the bank.
The best restaurants in Corfu
Located in the north of the island along the shores of the blue flagged Saint Spiridon beach, you’ll find one of the best restaurants in Corfu. Awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor, Pyramid restaurant is loved for its warm friendly service, great food and unhurried atmosphere.
Offering a selection of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, the chef here has 30 years experience and creates mouth watering dishes with home grown ingredients from their very own garden. Amazing stuff!
With a menu full to the brim of local delicacies, hearty meat dishes and even your go-to burgers and pizza, Pyramid certainly caters for most pallets. Not only will you be wowed by its food, but the restaurant overlooks the ocean too, providing idyllic views which just put the cherry right on top of the cake!
Ladokolla – Temploni
Slightly off the beaten track, this authentic find is located in the small village of Temploni, only a 20 minute drive from Corfu port. Due to its generous portions, charming ambiance and impeccable service, Ladokolla makes one of our top spots!
A selection of Mediterranean, barbecue, traditional Greek, steakhouse and vegetarian options are listed on their favourable menu. All served on greaseproof paper in a quirky fashion! Meals arrive to your table in the appearance of what is essentially a paper bag until it is elegantly unrolled by your waiter for you to tuck in..- Yummy!!
With meal prices only averaging anywhere between £3-£14, this popular location usually requires a reservation in high season, so be sure to book ahead to avoid any disappointment.
The best bars in Corfu
7th Heaven Café – Peroulades
Don’t miss a second of Corfu’s sumptuous sunsets with 7th heavens panoramic views! Known as the best place to witness the sun go down on the entire island, 7th Heaven boasts beautiful aesthetics with its serene beach backdrop, amazing cocktails and good music all night long!
La Grotta Bar – Paleokastritsa
One of the most enchanting spots on the island, La Grotta bar is certainly unique. Inside a little cove near Paleokastritsa, the bar can be found between the rocks from which brave divers jump into the bay below!
A Corfu holiday must, this quirky bar is open right through the day for drinks and snacks and even a swim in the crystal clear blue lagoon which it overlooks. In the evening, this popular Corfu bar comes highly recommended for cocktails, lots and lots of cocktails! Chilled out music plays all night long so you can relax with a succession of drinks whilst being surrounded by some of the most stunning natural scenery.
Still hungry? Here are our tempting top picks for coffee and dessert!
It’s not uncommon in Greek restaurants to only have a few dessert options available, Greek yogurt with honey can usually be enjoyed in most locations but if you prefer something a little sweeter, it’s not unusual to move on to a separate location for a sumptuous dessert and your final coffee.
Sugar – Ipsos
If you’re after a real sweet treat, a visit to Sugar; based just off Ipsos Beach, is the place to head to! Offering a massive selection of cakes, pastries and complimentary coffees, Sugar is popular with both Greeks and tourists.
Perfect for your morning breakfast, a midday snack or evening dessert, the cafes freshly baked croissants, tiramisu and cheesecakes always go down well and with the option to takeout, you can head straight onto the beach to enjoy in the sun!
Stazei Meli – Corfu Town
Fresh, airy and wonderfully delicious Greek loukoumades can be found at Stazei Meli in Corfu Town. Sitting somewhere between a doughnut and a Yorkshire pudding, these enticing treats are offered in an array of flavours, both sweet and savoury!
Loukoumades are definitely the restaurants speciality but don’t worry if they doesn’t appease you! There’s much more on offer, including Belgian waffles, ice cream and even omelettes. Not only good for satisfying your taste buds, Stazei Meli and many Corfu town restaurants are surrounded by culture, picturesque Venetian architecture and cobbled streets, so your eyes will certainly get a bit of a treat too! Its the perfect base to spend some chilled hours whilst in destination.
Things to do in Corfu
Now that we’ve hopefully whet your appetite and got the food and drink covered, you may be wondering what else Corfu has to offer. Well we’ve got you covered with our guides on what to do with your day in this picturesque port!
Let’s get you onboard
Ready to set sail? If you’re looking to book your next cruise holiday, Corfu is truly an amazing destination, rich in history and ultimately relaxing! Take a look at our favouite itineraries heading to Corfu here!