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The Windmill Restaurant

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Chorio, Greece
+30 695 597 3695
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Kent
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We booked ahead for the Windmill restaurant as we were celebrating our tenth anniversary and we wanted to ensure we had a table for the big night. Rhianna was very accommodating, especially when my husband made a mistake about the date.... three times!!! We needn't have worried as it was the end of the season and so there was room... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had two excellent meals here. As we were at the tail end of the season not all dishes were available, but what was, was still very tasty. Atmosphere and setting is good and you are by a genuine old windmill. Service was also very good and friendly. The food is perhaps more Mediterranean than Greek, and I would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Wickerman41
Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Windmill is one of our favourite restaurants of all. It is always our first port of call on Symi. Last year we visited four times and so far this year it's been four visits. Last night we had the calamari and it was absolutely exquisite: tender and in a beautiful sauce that perfectly enhanced the dish. The service is... More 

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Thank Aelred4
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Best meal in Symi. Very rustic, very quaint, very quirky but so very very good. Unique dishes and a nice break from the standard Greek food in Symi ( which by the way are of an exceptionally high standard across most restaurants - Symi has had some the best food experiences we have had in Greece)

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Thank Jon H
Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had two dishes, the shrimps were good with a nice chilli bite but the squid was was in a thick over seasoned and gloopy sauce. Disappointingly both the shrimp and the squid were frozen rather than fresh, there were no accompaniments except the bread. The meal with house wine came to 60 euros. The poorest value for money we... More 

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Thank g00ders123
Rhiannon W, Owner at The Windmill Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly we are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. Opinions always vary. What you discribed as 'thick and gloopy' was previously discribed as 'too tender to be true and infused with a rich aroma.' We are a meze restaurant and as stated on our menu serve all our dishes individually. You choose your meal according to your apetite... More 

Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. We had the soft calamari and the hot octopus salad. Both were beyond our expectation. Calamari is very unforgiving. Not cooked enough and you get sick. Only 10 seconds too long and it turns to rubber. This slow cooked calamari was too tender to be true! And the way it was fried with herbs and spices... More 

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Thank PeterWoden
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Head up Kali Strata, take first street on left after olive tree cafe walk 5 mins OR take town bus figure it out from there, Great place with a really good Greek food, we had beef Cooked in lemon that melted in the mouth, a light mousakka, salad, and wine for just under euro 50. A tad pricey ? -... More 

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Thank kshaz
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here twice during our previous symi visit so were keen to do so again. The owner remains the same and some of their amazing signature dishes do too. We were immediately welcomed and enjoyed watching some kittens having a great time playing in the plant pots. Our starters were recommended by the waitress and were delicious. We shared... More 

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Thank JaneAnguish73
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was the best food I've eaten in Symi we had mushrooms that were exquisite, succulent octopus, tantalising chicken and tender meatballs it was absolutely fantastic and the staff were friendly and helpful I really enjoyed myself thank you to the staff for a brilliant evening 😍

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Thank Melissa E
Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a hidden gem in Symi and tricky to find but so worth the effort. Six of us ate there and there was not a single thing that we all wouldn't want agin, totally superb and quite a change from any other restaurant you will find on this beautiful little island. Can't wait to go back next time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chorio, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Symi
  • Phone Number: +30 695 597 3695

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?