Mermaid Taverna

Restaurants in Sami

Dee D          10/10

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous!

The food quality was outstanding and is very good value for money!
Every single member of staff were very friendly, helpful and always had a smile on their faces - unlike some of the staff at other restaurants!

This was definitely my favourite place to eat out - there is always something different and it never ever got boring! loved it!

David B          10/10

In my personal opinion, I think this was by far the best place to eat in Sami and was also the cheapest and absolute best value for money!! The portions were very big and worth every last cent!

The quality of the food was outstanding!

The service was excellent and on entering the restaurant, we were welcomed by almost every member of staff with a friendly attitude. I would definitely reccommend this restaurant 100%! 

Ryan E          10/10

The Mermaid is a lovely restaurant to go and eat in Sami because Theo and Eifee look after you really well I do feel for them having to work from 10am until 3am but as for Eifee she is such a sweetheart and has a very good sense of humour and helps you with problems. Theo is also a nice guy even though he does not say much and he looks after his mamma and his sister really well. The first time I eat there one of their brothers Alex dropped my burger down my new shorts but he gave me another one which was very good of him but you don't see much of the other brother George but he is alright as well infact Theo and Eifee are very nice. The food is always nice and everyone is most welcome. Ryan Ensor

Patricia D          10/10

  We have been to Sami several times and it is a special place for us with special people.  The Mermaid taverna is our favourate taverna.  We love the family who are very friendly and make you feel like their special friend.  Effie is lovely, theo has a dry sence of humour and George is just soooo nice, mam and papa are great and work very hard.  This year they had two new recruits their names I forget, they were being trained up very well and were both lovely.  The food and service is great.  The whole place is friendly and great, we love it.

June G          9/10

Just had to comment on The Mermaid Taverna. Mama's cooking is just wonderful, her fish pie is really special and all other meals we had there were very good and made special by the lovely Effie, she is such a sweetie and very interesteing to talk to.
We also enjoyed sharing water melon & feta with Mama after eating there one evening. nothing was ever too much trouble, a lovely family run restaurant.

Suzie N           

We visited the Mermaid on a Evening Trip to Sami.We choose there as it was fairly busy so we thought it must be good....Wrong.
There was 8 of us and we all had different meals.The Tomato soup was just like a tin of tomatoes put in a bowl ,the Kleftiko had burnt onions on the top and ive never tasted Lamb so tough.I have travelled to many Greek Islands and this was the worst ever.The meat pie with chips (10 to be procise)was so small and came with no veg.The Chicken was as tough as old boots as was the pork chop and also came with no veg.
In all this was the worse meal we ALL experinced on the Island.

Peter & lilu            

 One of the best meals we had. My partner had the Briam and I had stuffed aubergine. The aubergine salad was lovely to as was the house wine.

Gina D           

We couldn't wait to return to Sami on our second visit to Kefalonia, and the 'Mermaid Taverna' was a must for our lunch! It is ideally situated on the harbour-front, with tables in the sun or shade. We found the food excellent - the Chicken Souvlaki was the best that I have tasted in Greece, and I have visited at least eight different islands! The Greek Salad is a meal in itself and makes a great accompaniment to the freshly cooked Kalamaris (no frozen squid rings in this Taverna!!) It is a family run concern - Mama does all the cooking herself , and the rest of the family give courteous, friendly service - Effi even remembered us from our visits last year! Do try the local red wine - sold by the kilo! - and spend a relaxing hour or two over an excellent lunch! We hope that everyone at the Mermaid has a good rest over the winter, and we look forward to seeing you all again on our return to Kefalonia soon! We also send our regards to Theodore, who has come to England to complete his studies at UCL!
Gina and Chris Davis

Paul S           

We enjoyed the feel of this place, very friendly, we where always greeted with a smile and the waiter helped us with our Greek. On top of this great home cooked food (Try the lamb kleftiko)& no rushing you out if you wanted to savour the odd bottle of wine or too.