Peskesi

Peskesi

Cretan Restaurant€€€€
Πλατεία Λιονταριών, Heraklion
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    Ugis V.
    "Really trendy and cool, delicious food, authentic Crete."(17 Tips)
    Montserrat L.
    "This place has a cozy environment, delicious Cretan cuisine."(14 Tips)
    Shawn H.
    "Zucchini flowers, farm salad, syglino, and bread were all excellent."(10 Tips)
    Ioannis P.
    "Zucchini flowers with cheese where unexpectedly delicious...."(16 Tips)
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  • Tash C.heart icon on user image
    Tash ConcepcionJuly 14, 2015
    The best meal I had in Greece. The salad was the best salad I've ever had in my life, and the chicken was slow cooked to perfection. Amazing food cooked with such simple ingredients.
  • Márcio R.heart icon on user image
    Márcio ReisJune 16, 2017
    Amazing place & food for a special dinner, very well organized! Preferably make a reservation, we didn't made so we need to wait 30min for a table. Fair prices. Crete salad & Smoked pork were amazing.
  • Georgina J.heart icon on user image
    Georgina JenkinsAugust 13, 2016
    The smoked pork was excellent!! The other pork dishes and the goat were also really good. The restaurant itself is beautiful with a lovely garden to eat in. Best food I've had in Greece so far!
    Upvoted Apr 26
  • Montserrat L.heart icon on user image
    Montserrat LMarch 30, 2019
    This place has a cozy environment, delicious Cretan cuisine. The staff is really nice A great experience for your senses . This place is a must in your list to do in Heraklion! Kreokakavos, Kandavlos
  • Maria K.heart icon on user image
    Maria K.March 11, 2016
    Fantastic creating cuisine, great ambience. Try EVERYTHING! Not to miss: their homemade fizzy drinks(karteraki is the best), the "syglino prin to kioupi" dish, apaki, and sfakianipitta dessert.
  • Carina v.heart icon on user image
    Carina van der LindeOctober 8, 2018
    We had the most delicious meal of our entire holiday at Peskesi. The service was great, the wine recommendation spot on and the food delicious.
  • Nico C.
    Nico CinefraAugust 12, 2014
    Incredible and enjoyable dinner. Syglino was superb: Pork ribs are hooked into a small grill and you have to smoke them by yourself adding thyme and sage leaves to the fire. Very typical location.
  • Nguyen V.
    Nguyen VuAugust 11, 2015
    the best authentic in heraklion, we tried the fried snails for appetizer, house wine, goat and rabbit for main foods. All foods were fresh and absolutely amazing #creta#heraklion#peskesi
  • Emil Å.heart icon on user image
    Emil ÅlanderJune 27, 2017
    Really nice and well cooked authentic Cretan cuisine. I had goat that was slow cooked in yoghurt. Delicious! The restaurant has a really cozy ambience to it as well. 🙂
  • Elli B.heart icon on user image
    Elli BkNovember 12, 2018
    Been here 4th time in 4 years. Every time is better than the last. Food, raki , desserts, ambience, service: everything is amazing in this place
  • Hristina A.
    Hristina AndonoskaOctober 2, 2018
    Delicious & autentic cretan cuisine. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Try the stuffed zucchini flowers, along with grandma's chicken, and don't miss the home-grown organic refreshments! ❤️
  • Ilseheart icon on user image
    IlseOctober 13, 2014
    This place is a hidden gem. Great ambiance, perfect service and fantastic food beautifully presented. The zucchini flowers are amazing as are the croquettes of greens and smoked pork ribs.
  • Mirto G.heart icon on user image
    Mirto GlytsiAugust 19, 2017
    The best Cretan restaurant! Amazing food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere, tasting Cretan wines! Make a reservation before you go. Try the best seller "suglino prin to kioupi", "stake me auga"
  • Natalia B.heart icon on user image
    Natalia BarbosaMay 7, 2018
    Awesome food, a must try in Heraklion! The Greek salad, the fried shrimps and the squid, the zucchini flowers and the Cretan cheese pies, can’t really say what was the best, try a bit of everything!
  • Goran A.heart icon on user image
    Goran AntonijevicDecember 30, 2016
    Simply the best restaurant and meat in the city. They make an art out of cretan cuisine. Recommend pork kandanou and goat in yogurt!
  • Kristiana D.heart icon on user image
    Kristiana DimitriouSeptember 13, 2017
    This beautiful restaurant combines the authentic Cretan cuisine and the traditional Cretan deco. Moreover, it has a wide variety of Vegan-vegetarian dishes. Extra tip: try the Cretan cheesecake.
  • Martin W.heart icon on user image
    Martin WišoSeptember 10, 2018
    Great location, delicious food and friendly service. The best foodie experience I had while in Crete. Make sure you have your reservation!
  • Georgios G.heart icon on user image
    Georgios GatosAugust 30, 2015
    Try the smoked pork (singlino). This place is great. A must if you are visiting Heraklion
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DengApril 11, 2019
    Best restaurant in Crete! Olive oil tasting is fun. There’s a bit of a historical element to the food here, which is very cool
  • Marta S.heart icon on user image
    Marta SzymańskaNovember 15, 2016
    By my opinion the best food in Crete.The service here is really good, and there is always intriduction to your meal: how it was cooked and what is the history. Only local ingredients, try the souvlaki
  • Aysen Ç.heart icon on user image
    Aysen ÇağlıAugust 27, 2018
    Staff is friendly, we prefer goat meat in yogurt and Crete salad both of then is quite good! Definitely recommend it! Price are a little bit higher than the average but it is worth it!
  • Evi E.heart icon on user image
    Evi EfthalitsidouDecember 1, 2018
    Everything is perfect and delicious. Amazing service, environment, more than friendly staff.Unique experience of food and service! Thank you!!!
  • Kornél S.heart icon on user image
    Kornél SzéchenyiAugust 18, 2020
    We have chosen this restaurant because of a lot of positive feedback we red.The waiter was very kind and the food was so delicious. Don’t miss this typical Cretan restaurant when you are here.
  • Michelle D.heart icon on user image
    Michelle DekkersSeptember 30, 2017
    The wine and cocktails wine are delicious and affordable. We ordered the zucchini flowers and the prom dish with honey and legumes. The service and the ambiance were excellent!
  • Jakub K.heart icon on user image
    Jakub KlímekMay 30, 2016
    Everything. Had home made refreshments, local sausage and cheese, young goat and cheesecake. Beware, the desserts are double portions :-D
  • Zara S.heart icon on user image
    Zara SerobyanSeptember 18, 2023
    Outstanding experience! Impressive wine list and a first time for me ‘olive oil menu’ and that was a W.O.W. Food wise Cretan experience! What variety, taste, structure, flavours!
  • Sarah H.heart icon on user image
    Sarah HillJuly 22, 2022
    Traditional setting, great cocktail and wine list, and excellent quality food with lots of local and traditional ingredients. Favourites were the chickpea dish and the stuffed zucchini flowers
  • Bardia K.heart icon on user image
    Bardia K.June 25, 2017
    Stop browsing and go. Impeccable service, lovely setting/ambiance, and reasonable prices. Emphasis on authenticity. The goat with yogurt was tender and carried immense flavor. Fries light but crispy.
  • Keri-Lee B.heart icon on user image
    Keri-Lee BeasleyJuly 8, 2016
    Magnificent, authentic food & extremely attentive & helpful service. Goat with yoghurt, pork smoked with thyme & sage, & pork chops were all stunning. You must try this place!
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PaulinceAugust 16, 2017
    A must go. Try the apaki and the stuffed wine leaves. We had the pork as main dish and creatan salad was perfect. To avoid to wait make a reservation by phone. Staff is extremely kind and helpful
  • Igor H.heart icon on user image
    Igor HrcekJuly 25, 2021
    Wine is just crazy good. Main courses are something from another world - try pork chops you are not going to regret it. It is really really that good. Desserts are must.
  • Elizabethheart icon on user image
    ElizabethAugust 6, 2016
    Incredible place, the traditional mixed with the modern, delicious food, homemade liquers and local products. Service was very good too. Must visit when in town!
  • RoNeheart icon on user image
    RoNeOctober 9, 2020
    Dreamy location, delicious food, good service! We had dinner there twice 🥰don‘t forget to order a slice of cheesecake with honey & walnuts or gastrin with icecream!!
  • Kris C.heart icon on user image
    Kris ConcepcionJuly 2, 2015
    One of the best meals I've had in Greece. If you are in Heraklios, do yourself a favor and eat a meal here. Get the cheese plate and the Peskesi sausage.
  • Katya S.heart icon on user image
    Katya StulovaAugust 16, 2019
    Best of the best! My #1 Cretan restaurant! Tried smoked pork, grilled cheese, Greek salad. All delicious!
  • Olga K.heart icon on user image
    Olga KourmpelaMarch 15, 2016
    The best Cretan food is here ! Excellent service and polite staff. Beautiful and warm place. Only negative thing is no different place for smoking and no smoking people.
  • Gergőheart icon on user image
    GergőAugust 16, 2015
    You can't go wrong in this restaurant. Every meal is tasty, fresh and cleverly composed. A perfect choice for those who are looking for an authentic fine-dining place in Heraklion. 11/10
  • Daniella G.heart icon on user image
    Daniella GeorgievaAugust 30, 2017
    Truly the best restaurant in Heraklion! We went there twice in a row as it's that good. The food was incredibly tasty and fresh. The service was absolutely amazing, would be back again for sure!
  • Anastasia C.heart icon on user image
    If you don't want to wait for a table,make a reservation.Food,wine list(only with cretan winery),decoration,cretan music,everything was perfect!nice prices,if you want to taste excellent quality!
  • Katerina M.heart icon on user image
    Katerina MourtzaNovember 16, 2021
    We loved the place! Delicious Cretan food and good portions. Excellent service and treats (Raki with arbaroriza and rose liquor) were offered at the end of the meal. You definitely have to try it!
  • Eni P.heart icon on user image
    Eni PalokaOctober 7, 2017
    A must go place in heraklio!delicious food,excellent service,their homemade rose raki is superb.modern &authentic cretan design.absolutely my fav place in crete.
  • Nikos V.heart icon on user image
    Nikos VelissariouNovember 4, 2018
    Great place. Staff very friendly. Beautiful old building in the center of town. Zucchini flowers a must.
  • Rania K.heart icon on user image
    Rania KokkinouApril 28, 2014
    Try Syglino & any kind of pie! Wait for the surprise at the end with the Cretan fortune cookies! Don't leave without tasting the famous Cretan Cocktails! Great place, great food, great music! Enjoy!
  • Sifis S.heart icon on user image
    Sifis SymianakisAugust 3, 2016
    Delicious dishes close to the traditional cuisine with a semi gourmet style. The most cozy and beautiful place of Heraklion. Dishes are overprised, could be cheaper. Has also variety of cretan wines.
  • Pepi M.heart icon on user image
    Pepi MaziMay 16, 2016
    Great Cretan cuisine! Very friendly service, beautiful decoration! Probably the best restaurant in Heraklion!
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BakerOctober 11, 2017
    Great restaurant with a great range of dishes. The Dolmades, olives and groats with aubergine were great went there for a quick meal and wished we could eat more, a must for a stay in Heraklion.
  • Sara R.
    Sara RadakovicSeptember 13, 2018
    Slowly cooked duck in yogurt is absolutely out of this world- must try! Very big portions, prices are below average. Very nice interior and kind staff!
  • Spiros M.heart icon on user image
    Spiros M.January 23, 2023
    Amazing restaurant that tries to infuse Cretan Cuisine with a modern and original twist. Service was very professional and the friendly staff made you feel at home.
  • Elenh P.heart icon on user image
    Elenh PapadopoulouFebruary 9, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite restaurant in Heraklion.Cozy environment for the winter days but definetely the best choice for a perfect summer lunch.Excellent food,value for money and higly recommended!!!
  • Kaisa H.heart icon on user image
    Kaisa HernbergJuly 29, 2016
    Beautiful restaurant and lovely food - Cretan with a modern twist. No kids' menu, but we found suitable dishes on the appetizers list. The waiter surprised us with a gorgeous complimentary dessert.
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