In Kalami Bay you will find 3 traditional tavernas, Kalami Beach Taverna, Thomas' Place & The Whitehouse Taverna. Up on the main road at the top of the hill you will find Dimitris Restaurant. There are 2 bars in Kalami, the Cocktails & Dreams Bar (also serves food) at the Adonis & Asonitis Apartments and the Kalami Bar at the far end of Kalami above the supermarket.
KALAMI BEACH TAVERNA
Beautiful traditional little taverna with personal and friendly service and delicious food. Great place to eat breakfast and lunch as they do beautiful cheese & spinach pies, greek salads, omlettes etc. Plus it is right on the beach, get a table near the front and it is the perfect place to relax with a Mythos/glass of wine (if you like) and watch the world go by.
In the evenings you can enjoy a romantic and peaceful dinner at this taverna. Try to reserve a table right up at the front so you can see and listen to the waves lapping at the shore. The local wine, fish and traditional Greek dishes are excellent, I have never had a bad meal at Kalami Beach Taverna. If you have children who are not that keen on the traditional Greek food there are plenty of other options available i.e. Pizza, chips, burgers, etc etc to keep them happy.
I am very fond of Kalami Beach Taverna, great food and friendly service - 'You are welcome!'.
THOMAS' PLACE TAVERNA
Thomas's Place is situated right in the middle of Kalami Bay on the beach. In the last few years the taverna has been refurbished and has lovely decor and atmosphere. The staff are welcoming and friendly and Thomas himself is a lovely man.
We have only ever eaten in Thomas' in the evening but will try it out this year for lunch. The onion rings with garlic mayo are simply devine and you cannot leave Kalami Bay without trying them - its an unwritten rule! The seafood and stifado and local wines are excellent.
Also serves burgers, chips pizzas etc for children/non-Greek food eaters.
THE WHITE HOUSE TAVERNA
A visit to the Whitehouse is a must on your holiday in Kalami, as it is a piece of history. This is the house where the Durrell family lived for a short while and is where Lawrence Durrell got the inspiration to write the book 'Prospero's Cell'.
The location is perfect for an evening meal, as you are around the corner at the far end of Kalami bay you get a view of Kalami bay and the hills. Try to get a table at the front - you will be right on the waters edge.
The service is excellent and the food devine. Our favourite is the meze of dolmades, cheese & spinach pies, village sausage, meatballs etc. Lovely as a starter shared between you. Main courses are pretty much similar to the other tavernas in the bay, traditional Greek cuisine, fresh seafood and the usual burgers, chips and pizzas etc. The local wine is lovely and the Swordfish is well worth a try. Great pizza too!
Perched right up on the main road above Kalami Bay this restaurant is quite a climb, but not to worry when you book your table Dimitris will organised for the Benny to pick you up in the minibus if required. He will also drop you back into the bay once you are ready.
The views from this restaurant are out of this world. You are perched so high up on a hill you have an excellent view down to Kalami Bay, Corfu Town and Albania. Try to get a table on the balcony - you can enjoy a nice open air meal and get a birdseye view of the surrounding area. The service is fantastic - Dimitris himself will be around to take your order and ensure you are enjoying your meal. On special nights or a Saturday night Dimitris and his friend get the guitar and accordian out and serenade you with traditional Greek songs - great entertainment.
The food is interesting and it is a great place to go for some variation on the traditional Greek food you have been eating all week. The food is still Greek but with a modern twist. There are also some international dishes and great seafood. While we were there last year we had the assortment of dips with pitta bread, and cold corriander chicken salad for starters and the fillet steak for main course. The fillet steak is devine, cooked perfectly to suit you and very tender.
I had a great time at Dimitris last year as it was my birthday on the evening we went, Dimitris & his friend sang happy birthday to me and I got some cake. Excellent!
COCKTAILS & DREAMS
Cocktails & Dreams is the most lively place you will find in Kalami. It is part of the Adonis & Asonitis Apartments and holds some type of entertainment every evening, i.e. Greek night, karoke, pub quiz etc etc. They also have a widescreen TV where they show up to the minute films around 5-6pm which is good for kids and show big football matches which the men will no doubt enjoy. There is always music playing although its kept low during the day and late at night. A DJ will be there most nights for you to request a song or two while you enjoy your drinks. Music is turned down or switched off altogether around 12am.
The bar staff are very friendly and will become your friend for your entire stay.
Snacks are available from the bar at anytime of the day or evening. There is a good selection of snacks and are very reasonably priced. They do a great omlette and special pizza!
Cocktails & Dreams seems to be the meeting place where everyone congregates after their romantic and relaxing meal, for a nightcap and a bit of fun.
The Kalami Bar is a quiet cocktail bar situated at the far end of Kalami bay above the supermarket. It is set upon a rooftop and is mainly open air with nice tables with parasols. Here you can enjoy a quiet and relaxing cocktail before heading down to Cocktails & Dreams for a livlier atmosphere. The cocktails are gorgeous and you have quite a selection to choose from. The barman is very friendly and is always pleased to see you. There is a widescreen TV which shows big football matches when they are on.
Low music is played allowing you and your companion(s) to enjoy a relaxing conversation.