After 17 years providing traditional greek cuisine and hospitality "The Olde Vineyard" has closed, but the legend continues. We would like to thank our customers old and new for their custom and friendship and invite them to visit us this summer at our new restaurant " The Squid & Octopus". We are now located at the junction of Tsiliv/Planos main road and the road to the Caravel Hotel opposite the Golden Paradise jewellery shop.
My Fiance Sue & I visited three weeks ago and found The Old Vineyard at the end of the beach past The Alexandra Hotel and Beach bar.
My nephew had his wedding reception here a couple of weeks ago and a lot of people thought the service was very poor, the restaurant should have been closed to the public that night but it wasn't, we were a party of 40+ plus other customers (who incidentally were getting served before the wedding party) and they're was only one waiter working, we weren't offered drinks, we waited over 40 minutes for starters, when the main meal came the tables hadn't been cleared so needless to say there was no room to put the main dishes, they were squeezed in wherever, when extra rice, potatoes were requested we were told there was no more, we had 1 plate of 4 potatoes between 8 people!. Before people had finished eating the minibus had turned up to take us back to the hotel, the 1st 16 were ushered out of the restaurant very quickly as we were told he wouldnt wait!! The lady who organised the wedding also owned the restaurant so it's not as though she didn't have enough notice to get extra staff or close the restaurant to the public as promised, if anyone is thinking of having their wedding meal there i would warn you to think again as very poor
A beautiful meal with a stunning view. The food was perfect and as a table of five we were all so happy with each of our dishes. The meatballs with four cheeses especially was amazing. The fresh fish was also a winner and the best we'd had all holiday. The couple who run the restaurant are absolutely amazing, with brilliant customer service and great conversation. An absolute must, if your in Zakynthos, its worth the find.
Amanda, Are you getting a Facebook page? I want to pass your lovey restaurant on to people and FB is the easiest way to get it to many. Will be back for your amazing fish platter next time I'm in Zakynthos.
I finally have found somewhere that you can get Octopus that is actually eatable. I always try it when I have a fish platter but this was something else. We had gone in for a drink during the day and said we would like to come in an evening and asked if he (George) would do us a fish plate, as it wasn't on the menu. His answer was typically (good) Greek, 'of course'. He said he cooked it on the charcoal and it would be delicious. He didn't exagerate. Was amazing. Would recommend this place to anyone. As for they look after you better if they know you. That's rubbish! This was the 1st time we had been and we were looked after very well. Not been to Zakynthos for 10 years but next time I'm there I WILL go again.
hi to Amanda, George and the kids, we have been going to your taverna for 6 years now and still love it. We will be coming back again in August and can't wait. Tell George that Rochdale Afc have now been promoted to the first division and no doubt that Neil and Jonathan will talk him through it when they see him. best wishes to all the family. Neil, Julie and Jonathan
Hi can anyone advise me how far it is from Cameo Island - where I have clients getting married to the Olde Vineyard Taverna, where they are having their reception.
is that a yes amanda?????????????
Just wanted to say a big hello and thank you to George, Amanda, Hayley and the rest of the crew at the Olde Vinyard for the most fantastic Wedding Reception on 26th August. We couldnt have been happier.
Went here for 1 time only staff seemed friendlier if they knew you or had been before. Food was excellent and service was good.We felt there was little atmosphere and dont know why? My husband and daughter agreed its even in a nice location. I know you go to a taverna to eat not make friends but it helps if you are treated in a nice manner.
Excellent restaurant, run by 2 lovely people - George and Amanda. Hope the season is going well. We were the first English there this year and hopefully brought them some luck. Be back soon.
I visited this resturant recently and believe despite its location it is well worth your visit if traditional greek quisine and a family run resturant is whai you are after.
Hi we are going to tsilivi in sept could someone tell me where the Olde Vineyard is? Thanks
been going here for a few years now and its still as good as ever.hello george and amanda
excellent food - the best restaurant in Zante!!!, lovely views of the sea,wonderful service by George and staff-very friendly!!! recommended by the most fussy person (my partner) and me!!!
Fantastic food, fun, friendly service. A more than welcome break from all inclusive meals. Situation excellent. Best meal of our holiday. Would recommend this to anyone.
Had our 25th wedding anniversary meal at the old vineyard in June all 17 of us. It was wonderful ,the food was excellent and there was way too much. Nothing was too much trouble we told Amanda and george our colour scheme and they did the rest, infact Amanda arranged our whole day transport/photos/flowers everything we had to worry about nothing except enjoying the day would recomend it to anyone.
My wife and visited Zante July this year, we ate at the Vineyard three time's. Without doubt the best restaurant we ate at, The service was fantastic nothing is too much trouble, the food is delightful and well cooked, reasonably priced even got a lift home from the owners wife after one or two too many. Would highly recommend if only we had restaurant's in england like this.