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“Modern & Tasteful”
Review of Symposium

Symposium
Ranked #4 of 151 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Symposium Restaurant Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and best quality products for those who care about what they eat. Indoor and outdoor options. A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails. Bookings essential.
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant Symposium
Is Located on the main Road in Platanias. By the time you arrive to the restaurant you figure Out how popular the place is as people are waiting outside to get a table. Book a table in advance! The restaurant is Very well designed and have a modern look to it.

The Food
For starters we had the mussels and beef carpaccio. Both Really good dishes, well balanced and with good taste. For main course we had "Chicken filet with safran sauce" and "Pork filet".
The Pork filet was served with mashed potatoes, crispy bacon, crispy cheese, mushrooms, onion and spinach (see attached picture). All groceries were fresh and each contributed with its own unique taste, what a lovely dish! Personally i would replace the spinach with something that would give the dish a little sweetness.
The Chicken was Also presented with a Very inviting look but the dish was lacking the same passion and care as the Pork has gotten. Its a shame as Everything Else had been delicious!

The Service
Was good and Nice to see a smiling and Very friendly owner, Even in Bussy hours! The male servant however seemed very stressed and could definetly use an extra pair of hands. I believe hiring an extra servant would relieve that guy and Also bring down the "serving time" which was at its Maximum!

Last Words
Restaurant Symposium is a restaurant that deserves a slot in your calandar and i recommend eating here to experience the tastefull dishes and good atmosphere!
4 stars!

1  Thank Stefan K
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice now. Ive had a T-Bone steak and a rack of lamb. Both have been perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The service is excellent and friendly. They have an upstairs which had climate control and a choice to sit downstairs by the street. It may be slightly more expensive than other places but it's definitely worth the money if you want high quality food.

Thank JonMWatson
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Wanted to go as the reviews on tripadvisor were so good. There can be a wait to get seating in this restaurant unless you have pre-booked, especially for the outside eating area. We ate inside and told it was air-conditioned, i think they had it on the lowest setting it was not comfortable, we asked but they kind of shrugged it off. The food was good, not a massive menu, but compared to some other restaurants we had visited it was not outstanding, i have to say we never had a bad meal while in crete, they do no how to cook, so as for this restaurant being amazing, no it wasnt it was just nice.

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Thank familymumwith3
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Platanius.
Charming service from the staff , gorgeous food and very good value for money

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Well were shall I start, the service was excellent,a good combination of professional and a good sense of humor, the food.. it was like the italians say "aldente " very good,cooked to perfection and despite a small "misshap " regarding the very good wine we enjoyed everything very much!

Thank DayTrip539212
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