Today I am starting a new series, A Taste of ……. which will highlight some of the delicious food we have eaten on our travels. The focus could be on a particular dish or on a local cafe. As with today’s post, it could also be a fabulous restaurant we visited.
Join me each week as we explore a taste of travel.
“Be there at 12.00! You’ll have to wait for the restaurant to open at 12.30 but you’ll get a table.” These were the instructions given to us when our friends were telling us about Kiki’s Tavern on the island of Mykonos.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re not there at 12.00…. you just join the queue and chat to your fellow diners whilst drinking rosé. There’s even a small beach down the hill that you can disappear to one at a time…you don’t want to lose your spot now, do you!
Kiki’s Tavern is hidden under trees. There’s no sign to announce it’s presence. Park your car where you can and wander down the gravel road. Turn left at the white wall of the local church next door and walk towards the small bay at the bottom. Here you’ll find the best lunch spot on Mykonos.
The restaurant is very simple. Tables and chairs are dotted around under the trees. A grill by the entrance cooks the daily specials…fresh fish, octopus, stuffed chicken breasts and the well loved pork chop. Vegetarian options are available..the large field mushrooms looked delicious! The meats are served with a baked potato, the seafood with a small salad. An extensive salad bar awaits you in the tiny kitchen….Start with these as an appetiser and finish the plate with your grill.
Be warned…the serves here are huge. Next time we are going to share an order!
Relax under the trees
It was very relaxing sitting back under the shade of the trees, the glorious view yours to look out on, chilled rosé in hand and beautifully cooked fresh food for lunch. We were in no hurry to leave and Kiki’s was in no hurry for us to leave, despite the chatter outside the entrance from those in the queue.
This is definitely one place I will come back to!
As you leave, pop into the church yard next door…it’s very picturesque and the views are great.
Have you eaten at Kiki’s Tavern?
Information on Kiki’s Tavern
Head to Agios Sostis Beach. Turn right just past the entrance to the main beach. Follow this road a short distance to where the road turns right. Park the car where you can and walk to the restaurant.
The restaurant closes around 6pm
Kiki’s is not on the phone. On arrival, say hi to Vassilis and join the queue!