Where to Eat in Corfu Town

Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to eat in Corfu Town, including the best restaurants for a treat, traditional tavernas, and cheap and cheerful good eats.

Aegli

The Aegli Restaurant in Corfu Town

One of the most respected and respectable restaurants in the town centre, the Aegli has been in business since 1812. It appeals (along with its near-neighbour the Rex) to locals who want a little treat without breaking the bank.

Seating spreads out on both sides of the Liston, so you can look out at the Esplanade or watch the passing parade on Kapodistriou. The food is traditional and exemplary, with rooster pastitsada and lobster with spaghetti being two of its specialities.

Bougainvillea

On a terrace overlooking the Town Hall Square and, as the name implies, surrounded by colourful bougainvillea, this family-run place makes a shady lunchtime stop or a romantic evening venue, when the candles are lit and the fountain is turned on. The menu at the Bougainvillea is wide-ranging and includes Greek specialities such as stuffed lamb Zagori-style, as well as daily specials and Corfiot dishes too.

La Cucina

La Cucina Restaurant in Corfu Town

When asked to recommend a good Italian place, some locals raved to us about La Cucina's home-made pasta and especially the fish dishes made with it. A starter of house-cured anchovies in oil with parsley, celery and parmesan was mouthwatering, and their own pizzas are tasty and filling. There are some tables outside and more room inside, and you'd be advised to arrive early as it fills up quickly.

Taverna Ninos

Taverna Ninos in Corfu Town

One of the cheapest and yet best eating options in town is Taverna Ninos, if you like your food simple and tasty and your atmosphere Greek and lively. There are a few sidewalk tables in this narrow Old Town street, but the action is inside where a TV is often blaring, and the house wine is poured from a water cooler in the corner. Locals love the gyros and souvlaki, which are also both available as takeaways.

Don't miss our page all about Corfu Food and Drink.

Chrisomalis

In the heart of the old town, Chrisomalis (or Babis as it’s also known) has been pleasing diners for decades: the Durrell family were regulars here back in the 1930s. Go early to grab a table on the pedestrianised side-street, though there's more seating indoors which is where you'll also find the old ovens. This is one of the last few places to still cook in this traditional way, producing wonderfully tasty slow-cooked stews. There’s no website but the address is Nikiforou Theotoki 6, which runs back from The Liston.

Mouragia

In business since 1991, this small ouzeri gets packed with locals at weekends and there is a limited number of outdoor tables. Although it has a full menu of main courses including Corfiot specialities like sofrito, many opt for the superb selection of mezes such as fried courgettes, fried aubergines, skordalia, stuffed potatoes, stuffed squid, whitebait and other wonderful seafood snacks. Pile the plates high and linger, like the Greeks. No website. You’ll find it at Arseniou 15, just west of the Byzantine Museum.

Rex

Rex Restaurant in Corfu Town

The Rex first opened its doors in 1932 and shows no signs of ever closing them, as it continues to maintain high standards of service despite increased competition. It's the place the locals choose when they want something a little bit special, whether it be lobster spaghetti or its own local creation of chicken in a kumquat sauce. Take a table outside on Kapodistriou to watch the passing parade, or inside for a slightly more formal feel.

Venetsianiko Pigadi (Venetian Well)

Sample Dish at the Venetian Well restaurant in Corfu TownSample Dish at the Venetian Well

Some regard the Venetian Well as the best eating place in town, others say it is over-priced, but there is no denying the wonderful romantic setting on a quiet square in the Campiello nor the innovative nature of the cuisine. Dishes such as wild boar with three paprikas and chestnuts sit on the menu alongside Corfiot classic including sofrito and pastitsada.

Where to Stay on Corfu



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  • Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to stay in Corfu Town including hotels near the port, near the airport and in the town centre, with budget and luxury options.

    Where to Stay in Corfu Town

    Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to stay in Corfu Town including hotels near the port, near the airport and in the town centre, with budget and luxury options.

  • Kanoni is one of two tiny islands off Corfu, about an hour’s walk south of Corfu Town, and one of the most photographed spots on Corfu.

    Kanoni

    Kanoni is one of two tiny islands off Corfu, about an hour’s walk south of Corfu Town, and one of the most photographed spots on Corfu.

  • Rising on a steep hill behind the old harbour, the Campiéllo is the oldest district of Corfu’s Old Town.

    Old Corfu Town

    Rising on a steep hill behind the old harbour, the Campiéllo is the oldest district of Corfu’s Old Town.

  • The church of Saint Spyrídon (Ayios Spyridon) in Corfu Town is a must-see site and contains the silver casket of the island’s patron saint.

    Church of Saint Spyrídon

    The church of Saint Spyrídon (Ayios Spyridon) in Corfu Town is a must-see site and contains the silver casket of the island’s patron saint.

  • This walk in Old Corfu Town, or Campiello, takes you from the Liston through the narrow back streets and alleyways and should take about one to two hours.

    A Walk in Old Corfu Town

    This walk in Old Corfu Town, or Campiello, takes you from the Liston through the narrow back streets and alleyways and should take about one to two hours.

  • The villa of Mon Repos to the south of Corfu Town was once the summer home of the Greek royal family but now houses the Museum of Palaiopolis.

    Mon Repos

    The villa of Mon Repos to the south of Corfu Town was once the summer home of the Greek royal family but now houses the Museum of Palaiopolis.

  • The Palace of St Michael and St George in Corfu Town contains the Museum of Asiatic Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, and the Modern Art Museum.

    Palace of St Michael and St George

    The Palace of St Michael and St George in Corfu Town contains the Museum of Asiatic Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, and the Modern Art Museum.

  • Corfu’s small archaeological museum holds two of the finest treasures of ancient Greece, the Gorgon pediment and the Lion of Menekrates

    Corfu Town Archaeological Museum

    Corfu’s small archaeological museum holds two of the finest treasures of ancient Greece, the Gorgon pediment and the Lion of Menekrates

  • The main sites to see in Corfu Town are listed on our main Corfu Town page, and some also have their own pages, but here are some of the other things to see.

    Sites to See in Corfu Town

    The main sites to see in Corfu Town are listed on our main Corfu Town page, and some also have their own pages, but here are some of the other things to see.

  • Corfu Town’s Byzantine Museum is a little gem, one of the town’s top museums with an excellent collection of Byzantine art in a 15th-century church.

    Corfu Town’s Byzantine Museum

    Corfu Town’s Byzantine Museum is a little gem, one of the town’s top museums with an excellent collection of Byzantine art in a 15th-century church.

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