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“Great Fillet Steak”

Platanias Venue Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 29 - USD 53
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A local family owned restaurant and cocktail bar situated in Agia Paraskevi, opposite bus stop 16. Al fresco dining under vine leaves. Traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. Adjoining bar open til late serving ice cold draught beer and cocktails!
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have visited here many times of the years and it has grown to be one of my favourite eating places. The menu is vast, the service outstanding and the food is excellent. It has a slight feel of an Italian Restaurant with the staff constantly buzzing around and checking on the tables, filling your wine glass for you if they notice it is empty, little things..We will definitely be going back next year.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place, more upscale then the local tavernas. Excellent food and service. we had the Cheese saganaki, grilled squid, Greek sallad and grilled lamb chops. Everything was perfect.

1  Thank Jonathan Y
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the second time we have visited skiathos and this restaurant - not disappointed
The food was lovely - the lamb chops and steak was delicious
We were surprised to find that the staff remembered is from our first visit even though it was in 2014 which was lovely
I think you would have to go a long way to find such friendly staff
Would definitely recommend people to give this restaurant a go

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Thank Colin P
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Platanias is a little bigger than most other tavernas in and around the Agia Paraskevi area. It hasn't got the 'family affair' feel that some of its neighbours are blessed with as it is owned by the Magic hotel just up the road. So, on the face of it, maybe this shouldn't have been the place for us as we love the family run tavernas. However, we ended up eating here on a number of occasions and had a '10 out of 10' experience every time.

The food is fabulous but that isn't rare on this island; Skiathos is blessed with tavernas that serve lovely authentic greek food. The service was top notch. Although always busy, the team looked after us in exemplary fashion, organsied brilliantly by the head waiter. They were attentive, courteous and made time to share a laugh and a joke.

The final piece of the jigsaw was the restaurant itself. Really, really nice with an incredible feel to it. We won't forget this place.

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1  Thank Steve K
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Not to be confused with "Platanos" restaurant which is up in the hills (and worth a visit but I will review separately) PLATANIAS taverna is situated in Agia Paraskevi, directly opposite the Skiathos Princess hotel. Several of the guests at our hotel (Atrium) were saying good things so we went on the Wednesday night before the pub quiz at the Iguana bar.

Appetisers were absolutely divine. We shared three between two. Lots of amazing things with cheese. We had deep fried courgette balls, fried saganaki and aubergine rolls. Dellicious and also beautiful presentation. For mains we had meat. I had a lamb shank simply cooked with rosemary and garlic, partner had a "spicy" fillet steak which wasn't really spicy (I don't think the Greeks are into chilli the way we are) but the meat was melt-in-the-mouth tender and the sauce was still really tasty despite being only about 1 on the spiciness Richter scale.

Service was really good, the maître d' reminded me a bit of the bloke from Shirley valentine he was a lovely character.

Definitely come here if you are staying nearby, or hop on a bus if you're looking for a change of scene for one evening (remember Iguana bar pub quiz Wednesdays in aid of the dog shelter)

2  Thank Claire_Summers
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