Symposium Restaurant

Restaurants in Skala

Kim M          10/10

We went to symposium most nights and never had a bad meal. How anyone could say that the staff are anything less than fantastic is beyond me! They were all lovely and could not be more friendly and helpful. The food was always good and I knew the menu off by heart by the time we left. Everyone obviously works extremely hard. Nobody seemed to have a night off the whole time we were there. The singers are great. The lady who owns the little boutique around the corner told us that the fella who plays the piano and sings was a very well known musician in Greece and had been big in his time. All in just a fab place that we could not recommend highly enough. Great food and fantastic people!

Mike P          9/10

The best setting for an evening meal! What a fabulous place to eat in by the seafront, It looks very posh with its pink and white table settings.

We ate here twice, the small blonde waitress who serves the tables top left area as you look in was very good, great service and the food was excellent, we had mixed meze starter and then lemon sole and chicken souvlaki. I have to say it is pricey - 80 Euros first night and 100 Euros second visit for 2 courses and wine. (You can get very good food in the other local places for 30 Euros for 2 courses with wine! )
If its a special night I would go here, the piano playing/singing was good fun which goes on all night too. 

Julian F          4/10

Nice setting,nice view,nice piano player,but that was about it,went the once never again,service was ok,food not so good,

Jane S          9/10

On our third night in the lovely town of Skala we went to Symposium restaurant and were greeted by the joint owner Kerry with a big friendly smile. We were shown to our well presented table and given the menus. The attentive waiter offered to explain any dishes that we didn't understand. After ordering, our food was brought to the table within about 10 minutes. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed despite the slightly dodgy singing from the piano player. The food was tasty except for one dish of Tuna which was thin and dry, the prices were reasonable. There was a lovely view of the sea and Ithika to accompany our meal. The waiters were efficient and happy to help if needed. We went to Symposium on a number of occasions for breakfast and evening meal. I would recommend this restaurant to any visitor to Skala.   

Sarah M          3/10

We were recommended to Symposium by our rep and were disappointed. The setting is perfect and we were impressed to begin with. Starters were ok but nothing special, mains were very bland. Throughout the whole meal we felt very rushed, we had no sooner put our knives and forks down adn the next course was there, then when we had finished eating and were just finishing our drinks the staff stared at us as if they couldn't wait for us to leave. Very pricey for the standard of food, will not be going here again

David H

. we loved the look of this restaurant & booked thinking this would be the highlight meal of our week in skala, & it was for all the wrong reasons! it was the most expensive & unfriendly place we went to & the food very mediocre, it is a shame because previous posts claim it as delicious food, perhaps the chef has moved on?

Robin S          1/10


Symposium looks absolutely fantastic from the outside and the ideal setting for a romantic dinner overlooking the sea. However the service was unfriendly and the food was relatively inedible.
We ordered a mixed Mezze to start and it was passable. We had hardly finished our starters when they arrived with our Main Course, which was a Mixed Fish Platter. The fish was either undercooked or overcooked and was cold with unappetizing vegetables.
The Wine was expensive and the waitstaff refused to accept our constructive criticism.
All in all a very bad experience - Avoid this place - there is no traditional Greek atmosphere.

Melanie D          1/10

Terrible! I don't think I have ever been so disappointed in a restaurant in my life. The restaurant looked very nice from the outside, spacious, clean, relaxed. The food was TERRIBLE, my partner and I ordered Meze as a starter. Yes it had taiziki and dolmides, followed by deep fried cheese and ham spring rolls, deep fried feta cheese samosa, and a piece of deep fried cheese?!?!?!?!!?!!?!? The starter and main both arrived within minutes of each other so they were not cooked to order.  And why was there a man playing piano?? Out of context, out of place, bad experience. 

Belinda R          1/10

Not very impressed. Look's nice with lovely white table cloths a man playing the piano but the food came too quick like less than 5 mins so you know it wasn't cooked fresh. Chicken dried up & calves liver also dry.


Janet C          10/10

Very modern and sophisticated but comfortable too. Had lunch here a gorgeous fresh Italian salad. Excellent service and fantastic view of the beach.

Matthew B          10/10

Went here for our daughters 17th birthday meal and it was excellent, very quick and friendly service

Lisa L          10/10

What a fantastic place to eat.  The food is gorgeous and the service is second to none.  It's very reasonably priced and the setting is lovely - there's nothing like looking out onto a moonlit beach whilst you eat your dinner.  Definitely my favourite place to eat in Skala.

Karen M          6/10

Very special place to eat food a very high standard but not enough of it ! Felt starving afterwards had to have a huge pudding (no I am not overweight or a greedy guts) 
Great wine list.
Still a lovely place to eat though nice and Romantic.

Jed W          10/10

We ate here three times this year and to be honest they were the best meals we has all holiday.  The surroundings have been described as 'goldfish bowl like' but this is quite frankly untrue.

The service and standards of the waiting staff are above anything else on offer.  Immediate glass of ice water on seating, clean cutlery with every course and polite, smiling attentive service.
The food is absolutely knockout.  My only gripe is that Christos the piano player/singer sounds a bit like he's lost his goat on the hillside and is in mourning!
A definate 10/10.

Vicky F          10/10

 Loved this restaurant.  Best setting ie over-looking the beach.  You can book - it gets soo busy especially after 9.  we got a table at 8 and there was only one other couple in there!  Very good service and not hugely expensive bearing in mind setting and overall ambience of restaurant ie music/candles/table settings etc.  Starters fairly expensive but worth it.  Steak was cooked to perfection (with prawns) about 18 euros.  pasta with 4 cheeses only about 9 euros.  Would have def gone back if there longer and probably booked a table for after 9 to get more ambience ie with candles and piano playing.  Simply a restaurant you must visit.   

Ian D           

I could go on forever about how great this restaurant is but I will keep it short and say 'Its a must to eat there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially with the pianist and live singer after 9pm.

Howard M           

Symposium - what a terrific night at this place. food, drinks and staff were excellent. If you read this best wishes to Sam and Thanassi (sorry about the spelling!) keep up the good stuff from your aeroplane buddies.


Jed W           

The new restaurant is called 'SYMPOSIUM'.

It is probably the best reaturant in Skala at this moment.  The service is excellent as is the food.
It's a shame Lucky House has gone but this is a more than worthy replacement.

Sheila B           

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This is the Restaurant that has replaced Luckys not sure of the name they were just putting it up the name on the day we left.

I think it has connection with Pines and Pines Too

Neil L           

Top notch for lunch, right on the beach, ice cold beer, and the best calamari in town.

Neil L           

Generally had lunch here, the best calamari we found anywhere, pretty much faultless and ideally located on the beach.

Sarah A           

excellent location right on the beach. We ate there 5 nights out of 7 and they also do take aways. Once they get to know your face you also get discounts!! The food is gorgeous and well worth the money, with a variety of greek, english and italian dishes (also quite cheap compared with other restaurants). They are also very accommodating for small children and dont mind them running around! Very highly recommended!

Ray C           

Lunch time eating place. Do a great omelette & cooling glass of beer right next to the Tara Beach Hotel just across from the beach.

Anne A           

We had several lunches in Luckys,mainly salads and pizzas. The pizzas are excellent we enjoyed sitting eating lunch with a ice cold beer and enjoying the fantastic view of the beach.