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“A pleasure from start to finish.......”

The River Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Agia Fotia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$18
Cuisines: Diner, Greek, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Authentic Cretan Cuisine - Authentic Cretan Diet & Daily Fresh Fishes & Seafood Discover the other side of Cretan gastronomy at the southernmost town in Europe...Ierapetra ! Social Media Hashtag: #The_River_Restaurant
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Simply stunning - food was amazing, locally sourced produce, much fresh from their own gardens. A family run business - five five and five star five all day and everyday five...brilliant.

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Thank lisalisa1975
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The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear lisalisa1975,
we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also.

We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services, our traditional homemade dishes and our Cretan hospitality generally.

We try to keep our standards as high as we can daily, by focusing on Cretan hospitality and the high quality of ingredients that we use in our dishes (the most of them are sourced from our garden area as you saw). It would be our pleasure to meet you soon again in our restaurant and serve you better than your last time.

For anything you will need in future do not hesitate to contact us via email @ theriver[@]hotmail.gr or visit our NEW web page and connect with us on social media!

Thank you very much once again for visiting us. Keep in mind...your desires (and your reviews) make us better.

Kind Regards,
The River Restaurant
Seafood & Traditional Cuisine

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Well anyone who's heard of Mr Creosote will know how you feel after a meat at the River Restaurant, "Stuffed"! Hard to explain how wonderful this quiet family run place is with their own home grown veg and local meats, just superb. Only if your a fan of chips which we atrn't you could be a tad dissapointed. Don't forget the Raki.

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Thank Nick M
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The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Nick M,
we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also.

We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services, our traditional homemade dishes and our Cretan hospitality generally.

We try to keep our standards as high as we can daily, by focusing on Cretan hospitality and the high quality of ingredients that we use in our dishes (the most of them are sourced from our garden area as you saw). It would be our pleasure to meet you soon again in our restaurant and serve you better than your last time.

For anything you will need in future do not hesitate to contact us via email @ theriver[@]hotmail.gr or visit our NEW web page and connect with us on social media!

Thank you very much once again for visiting us. Keep in mind...your desires (and your reviews) make us better.

Kind Regards,
The River Restaurant
Seafood & Traditional Cuisine

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The River was a 10 minute walk from out hotel the Eden Rock. You walk down the stairs to enter the restaurant.We ordered Mussels and a Fish Platter with Greek Salad and a jar of local wine (€3) My daughter said it was the best Mussels she's ever had. The local wine was superb and the portions are amazing. A must go.
Its open till late night as well

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Thank Joshglw
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The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Joshglw,
we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also.

We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services, our traditional homemade dishes and our Cretan hospitality generally.

We try to keep our standards as high as we can daily, by focusing on Cretan hospitality and the high quality of ingredients that we use in our dishes (the most of them are sourced from our garden area as you saw). It would be our pleasure to meet you soon again in our restaurant and serve you better than your last time.

For anything you will need in future do not hesitate to contact us via email @ theriver[@]hotmail.gr or visit our NEW web page and connect with us on social media!

Thank you very much once again for visiting us. Keep in mind...your desires (and your reviews) make us better.

Kind Regards,
The River Restaurant
Seafood & Traditional Cuisine

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I cannot fault the food here. It was superb and served in very 'healthy' portion sizes. In case of misinterpretation.. that means you will not come away hungry. We had one main (chicken souvlaki) two starters (stuffed vine leaves with zuccini flowers and liver with rosemary) and a salad. I'll reiterate...amazing.

Of course there was the complimentary raki...(a medium sized bottle !!) and the wine was excellent.

It's a family run restaurant, three generations working there.... and predominantly home grown produce where possible. We spoke to several of the family, they were polite, welcoming.... and most of all, happy.

I very much doubt anyone will be dissapointed. Worth making a day of this restaurant and the nearby beach which is amazing for snorkelling (I wish I'd had an underwater camera) at the far end... and was quiet when we were there.

We are planning to return to the restaurant before the end of our holiday. Recommendation enough I think.... we're going back.........

Thank G6740QKandrewe
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The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Andrew E,
we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also.

We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services, our traditional homemade dishes and our Cretan hospitality generally.

We try to keep our standards as high as we can daily, by focusing on Cretan hospitality and the high quality of ingredients that we use in our dishes (the most of them are sourced from our garden area as you saw). It would be our pleasure to meet you soon again in our restaurant and serve you better than your last time.

For anything you will need in future do not hesitate to contact us via email @ theriver[@]hotmail.gr or visit our NEW web page and connect with us on social media!

Thank you very much once again for visiting us. Keep in mind...your desires (and your reviews) make us better.

Kind Regards,
The River Restaurant
Seafood & Traditional Cuisine

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Don't miss this place. A little bit hard to find as Agios Fotia is not well indicated. When you drive from Ferma to Gallini, Agios Fotia is on your right at the top of the road, in a curb. then follow the street which drives down and you will find the River on the right. Walk down the stairs and watch the garden, filled with fruits and vegetables which will soon be in your plate !! Then take a seat on the simple and quiet terrace and just enjoy !!!! The food is the best and the service is kind and generous. Thank you to the whole family, it is unforgettable.

Thank tafu123
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The_River_Restaurant, Owner at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear tafu123,
we would like to thank you for your kindly review and for taking the time to share your experience in our restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations in Crete (especially in our charming Agia Fotia) and the dishes in our restaurant also.

We are very happy to hear your positive comments regarding our restaurant's services, our traditional homemade dishes and our Cretan hospitality generally.

We try to keep our standards as high as we can daily, by focusing on Cretan hospitality and the high quality of ingredients that we use in our dishes (the most of them are sourced from our garden area as you saw). It would be our pleasure to meet you soon again in our restaurant and serve you better than your last time.

For anything you will need in future do not hesitate to contact us via email @ theriver[@]hotmail.gr or visit our NEW web page and connect with us on social media!

Thank you very much once again for visiting us. Keep in mind...your desires (and your reviews) make us better.

Kind Regards,
The River Restaurant
Seafood & Traditional Cuisine

Report response as inappropriate
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