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EmeraldSnack Bar & Restaurant

Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
+30 2825 031978
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (9 reviews)
“boureki” (6 reviews)
“sea bream” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, Mediterranean, Greek, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely place. Great food and the most beautiful view. We were seven for lunch and althoug( we had to wait awhile the food was really tasty.

Thank LindaHScotland
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We came here for a special anniversary meal as we'd popped in before for a coffee and liked the look of the place. The setting is beautiful, perched high on a cliff overlooking the bay of Souda, Almyrida and the mountains. We sere seated at...More

Thank Northernblonde
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful meal here one evening of our holiday in Plaka. We cannot recommend this enough! We watched a beautiful sunset as the sea breeze kept us cool and we drank ice cold house white wine that would be difficult to beat....More

Thank JoannaBurr
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We came here on a recommendation for our last evening in Crete and I'm very glad we did. The view was spectacular and perfect for enjoying the sunset over the bay. The menu was mainly based on traditional Creten dishes but all with a little...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is called 'Element' now and I think it is under new management and maybe cook. You can order the same Greek food as anywehre in Crete but the preparation is far better and taste is wonderful. Take that with a beautifull view (would...More

Thank jan_vandenbosch
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Emerald used to be a very good restaurant. So we went back this year. Well, 1 (me) out of 4 had a nice meal. I had a hamburger which was good. It better be at 9,50 euro. My partner had fish and chips which was...More

Thank WestCreteLover
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Element at the Emerald replaces the fancier restaurant that used to be there at this resort in Plaka and has been in operation for a few months only. Some friends of ours recommended the old restaurant but once we got there, we quickly realized it...More

1  Thank GoalieMarty
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We live in Plaka. Over the last couple of years the restaurant has been run by outsiders - pretentious and expensive. Now it is run by the hotel. The food, service and prices are all very very much better. It is now a restaurant to,match...More

Thank CretanEagle
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I work on the principle that if you can't say anything nice, then say nothing. But I'm willing to make an exception here. The food was nothing special and vastly overpriced. But what really got my goat was the cynical way the staff kept filling...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We ate there last night thinking this was TA #1 rated restaurant. The sign says Elements at Emeralds...the staff was friendly and the restaurant looked like the pictures but menu didn't reflect previous reviews. The chicken was over cooked, bland at best. Last posted review...More

1  Thank Frekanretired475
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Hotel, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 031978
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Emerald
Surrounded by trees and plants, the shady snack-bar & restaurant area at Emerald Hotel, with panoramic sea view is a peaceful and magical place to enjoy your snack or dinner. Breakfast and all other meals, are served on an a la carte basis. Our restaurant serves Fusion Cretan Coastal Cuisine with local fresh ingredients. The chef Christos Saridakis is creating unique recipes such as sushi rolls with wine leafs and many more … We are serving refreshing cocktails, funky beers & our wine list is an indicative presentation of the Cretan vineyard in all its glory.
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