Best restaurants in Corfu Town

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    Venetian Well

    Corfu Town’s finest special-occasion restaurant has a beautifully faded square to itself, hidden away near the cathedral and complete with a genuine Venetian well. The exquisite contemporary approach to cuisine adorns local meats, fish and vegetables with all sorts of foams, mousses and gels; even if you can’t always tell what you’re eating, it’s invariably delicious.

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    Fishalida

    Right next to the market and a fishmongers, this is an easy-going, youthful place to eat inventive and truly superb seafood such as prawn tortellini with wild-mushroom sauce or the unexpectedly delightful octopus with hummus. There's a light-filled interior or you can eat outside at one of the couple of tables. Advance bookings almost essential.

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    To Tavernaki tis Marinas

    The stone walls, hardwood floors and cheerful staff lift the ambience of this taverna. Check the daily specials, or choose anything from mousakas (baked layers of aubergine or courgette, minced meat and potatoes topped with cheese sauce), sardines-in-the-oven or steak. Accompany it all with a dram of ouzo or tsipouro (a distilled spirit similar to raki).

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    La Cucina

    Chic and stylish, this romantic, dinner-only place is known for its creative cuisine and VIP clients. The name implies Italian food, though the owner insists that 'the Kitchen' brings on more global cuisine. There's everything from poke to lamb chops, hand-rolled pasta or gourmet pizzas, plus wonderful Asian-inspired dishes. Good wine for all budgets, too.

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    Chrisomalis

    Going strong since 1904, this traditional little taverna was a haunt of the Durrell family and actor Anthony Quinn, and there are old pictures on the wall of Gerald and Lawrence Durrell with the owner. Follow your nose to the traditional grill for souvlaki, pork chops and swordfish. Warm service and pavement tables make it ideal for people-watching.

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    Rouvas

    As Greek as it gets, this earthy, lunch-only spot is a Corfiot institution, although tourists seem to take over in summer. It serves up decent mayirefta (home cooking), and there's everything from beef stew with tomatoes to fried salt cod, as well as plenty of veggie options. A reliable bet, it'll blow neither your mind nor your budget.

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    Pane & Souvlaki

    Arguably the Old Town’s best-value budget option (the locals rave), with outdoor tables on the town-hall square, this quick-fire restaurant does exactly what its name suggests, serving up three skewers of chicken or pork with chunky chips, dipping sauce and warm pitta in individual metal trays. The salads and burgers are good, too.

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    Estiatorio Bellissimo

    The Old Town holds few nicer spots for an al-fresco evening than this casual but stylish restaurant that spreads across a peaceful pedestrian square. It's renowned for its pizzas but also excels in Corfiot specialities such as pastitsadha kokora – chicken in red sauce, 'with a lot of cheese' – plus crêpes and salads.

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    To Alato Pipero

    Welcoming all-day taverna– ouzerie (place that serves ouzo and light snacks) with outdoor tables in a pedestrian alley. Grilled specialities include local sausages and pork steaks, squid and anchovies, and vegetarian alternatives such as thinly sliced eggplant. You wouldn't go wrong with the octopus stew either.

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    En Plo

    Cream-toned cafe in a magnificent setting, down at sea level away from everything at the northeastern tip of the Old Town. You can enjoy a simple meal of mixed appetisers or grilled meats, or settle back with a sunset drink. It's located in what used to be the city baths and today people still cool off in the sea here.

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    Oinos kai Geuseis

    Sip a glass of wine and look forward to tucking into tasty treats such as shrimps with feta or fried fish marinated in sweet and sour sauce at this exciting new bar-restaurant serving what the owners describe as Greek 'tapas'. Ideal place for an apéro with friends.

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    Anthos

    Much-loved little back-alley restaurant with a handful of outdoor tables. Most diners are here for the seafood, savouring dishes such as squid carpaccio, octopus with fava -bean mousse, and grilled sea bass, but it also serves standard Greek meat favourites.

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    Salto Wine Bar

    This small, bright and modern wine bar and bistro down on the waterfront is causing waves among foodies in Corfu. With a menu strong on Italian influences and grilled meats, the place was a favourite for the cast and crew of hit UK TV series The Durrells.

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    Starenio

    A magical little bakery, dripping with bougainvillea, where in-the-know locals linger at tables on the sloping pedestrian street to savour cakes, coffee, pastries, and delicious fresh pies with vegetarian fillings such as mushrooms or nettles.

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    Abakas

    Let your inner carnivore loose at this excellent grill house, which has a keen local following and is set a little way off the noisy tourist strip. Sit outside in the cobbled street to eat or head inside and savour the smell of sizzling meats.

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    Rosy’s Bakery

    Ultra-friendly bakery-cafe that’s a real home from home. It serves luscious, creamy cakes, succulent pastries, local yogurt with kumquats, and good coffee. There’s another, takeaway-only branch further down the lane.

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    Rex

    A favourite local rendezvous, especially for leisurely lunches, this stately cafe-restaurant set a block back from the Liston serves a Mediterranean-leaning menu of pasta, salads, and specialities such as veal sofrito (cooked in wine and garlic) and Corfiot rooster (cooked in tomato sauce).

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    Il Vesuvio

    With outdoor tables on both sides of the pedestrian street, this classy place has won awards for its moreish homemade gnocchi, cannelloni and pizza. Leave room for the silky-smooth panna cotta, so fresh it'll make your taste buds sing. Sadly, the service from the owner doesn't always come with a smile and there have been some complaints.

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    Corfu Sailing Club Restaurant

    The effort it takes to reach this romantic and refined restaurant, on the waterfront within the Old Fort, is rewarded with a perfect location for a sundowner, plus a menu rich in everything from squid and sea bream to pork medallions or liver.

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    Aegli

    Claiming to be the oldest restaurant in town, the Aegli has a perfect location on the Liston and serves decent traditional meals, including a tasty wild-green stew, plus there's a full menu of Greek appetisers as well as meat and seafood. All dishes are meticulously prepared and served with a smile.