When me and my friends were on the coach on the way to our hotel the rep recommended this place to us. As we didn't know anywere else we ate here on our first night. The menu was massive and the food was brilliant. The staff were really friendly. After this night we ate there practically every night after apart from a couple of nights where we tried somewhere else and found it didn't compare. Never ate the same thing twice as the menu wa so big. Not sure where the other people who wrote on here ate as we all thought it was fantastic. Definately recommend it.
Tried this restaraunt on the basis of the reviews on this site,
overated not a lot else to say, far better places to spend your hard earned cash
Food was sloppy and service without a smile. Tried it twice, but both times was the same. Give it a miss.
Although....did win a Breakfast at Mermaids in the Plus Bar Quiz (nextdoor) and I can honstly say that it was very nice.
We had several evening meals and a couple of breakfasts here during our stay. Each time staff very friendly and efficient. Food arrived hot and the meals are big. The breakfasts here are good to. It does get very busy we saw a queue form on a few occasions, but it soon went down.
we've been to kalamaki 4 times and are going back in 2 weeks we always have breakfast at mermaids as we think its the best in the resort we will certainly be going there this time as its fab, the guys get very busy but nothing is too much trouble for them, plus there a few hunks there
went to mermaids last week meal was ok but not the best we had during our two week stay in kalamaki
|had lovely food here and the service was very good and it was totaly packed out the night we visited was not slow by any meaning.
very well presented and one of the biggest meals i think i have every eatten good value for money and lovely red wine!!
hello Adelehow you doing ? Thought i would email you instead of using mums mobile.
Hello again Deanne! I hope you aint losing too much weight rushing around in that sweltering heat there aint alot of you in the first place. Ann is still off the ciggies and seems to be piling on the pounds as a consequence! Me I'm just a fat slob anyway. Weather here is quite pleasent at 25deg and no rain at the mo! Football season almost upon us again so things are looking up. Enjoy the rest of your summer, love to Debbie.
think you might have read my earlia comment wrong i have not bad reports about mermaids only good.... con and his staff are suppa no moans about them... i find it very annouying thou to read comments asking why things have bein removed... ITS NOT CON WHO REMOVES THEM i would suggest u go through the correct channels for questions like that in future. hey con i got my car sorted ive have a punto sport... i'll send a picture lol mom and dad have already had quotes for next yr so im sure you wil be seeing them lol
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When I first visited Zante 6 years ago Mermaids gave a brilliant meal, loads of food, you even had to queue to get in. Last year we visited and the food quality was really poor, and very little of it...but after trying Paolo's again and being pleased I though I'd give this a second try too. I wish I hadn't I must admit it is not busy all week seats were available, I should have taken that sign and not gone in. Food portions are small and I don't think it gives value for money especially with such good quality restaurants around such as Stani's, zepo's and Michaelos. (I've just read that comments are being removed, I hope they are not as I always read up on comments before I visit and would rather have everyones views good and bad before I make up my mind!).
To Geoff and Ann, thank you for leaving me a messege!Check me out, im famous!hehe!Twas very sad to see you both leave, you did make me giggle!!did you have your fish and chips friday night?hehe!debbie sends her love back, hope your had a good journey home, and didnt get too wet getting off the plane!remember to move your birthday party to the end of october so i can come!its been very very busy in mermaids since you left, ive lost a stone running around this week!hehe!take care both of you, love to you both xxx
Hi Dianne! I said that I would leave a message for yer. Thanks for your lovely smiling face every time we visited mermaids for a meal. Give our love to Debbie for us also. Don't work too hard!! Love Geoff and Ann
con, i recently emailed admin and asked them to remove a comment left by my son on this page, but having just looked to see if it had been removed i see others have been removed to. why is this??. the reason i asked for gavs commet to be removed was because he was judging you on 1 meal 5 years ago which is unfair but some of the other comments removed are from this year. i ever critise a place but will recomend 1 where i think it is due. but you have to take the rough with the smooth the same as everyone else. good luck for the rest of the season . next year we will try you again and then judge. must admit your always busy and that must be a good point for any buisness. this is not a critisism of the restaraunt please try it for yourselves everyone then judge it for yourselves!!!!!
HELLO LESLEY I UNDERSTAND YOUR COMMENTS BUT IF YOU LOOK THROUGH OTHER RESTAURANTS BARS ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE STICKING UP FOR THIER FAVOURITE BARS EATING PLACES AND SO ON.
Mermaids is not advertised as a "TYPICAL GREEK" if you took the time to read the menu it clearly explains its a wide varity of food for everyone to eat... if you wanted a typical greek meal then u arent that far away from the mountains where "typical greeks" live with resturants....if mermaids didnt serve english food u proble would have moaned about that too... NO PLEASING SOME PEOPLE... i have eaten there this summer and lots of time 2003/2004 and never found a problem and i can certainly assure u THEY ARE NOT MICRO WAVE MEALS... i dont no what kind of food your used to but certainly not good, honest food...... Con you do a brillant job and you have a good team and the CHEF is ace.... people like this who write things that are pointless have nothing better to do with there time.
Went back here again on our visit to Kalamaki this year and was just as impressed. The service was brilliant, the friendliness of the staff was equally as good, and the food in my humble oppinion was just as lush. My only complaint is that we ran out of time on our holiday to go back AGAIN. Excellent
If ur going to zante ......... go to kalamaki........ if ur in kalamaki........you've got to go to mermaids!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic food ..... the menu ......... u could't wish for more choice........ really good service and always with a smile....... we ate there several times during our hols and were never disapointed .......... a big shout out to all the staff who all worked so hard to make our night enjoyable especially stacey ........ she took us next door to plus........ and helped us end our night ............ with a bang !!!!!!!!x x x x x cheers love for showing us how to party .......... hope to be back again be for the end of the season x x x x
Just a quick msg to say that whilst in Zante I had a lovely meal here. I would say that it was the best meal that I had throughout my whole time away. The service was lovely and the people were very friendly!
i have recently visited kalamaki for about the 8th time and every time we go we have to visit this fantastic place, everyone who works there is friendly and polite, but the food is the best on the whole of zante. Even my gran parents that have been going for around twenty years cant get enough of mermaids ( you know who it is yet con(fish and chips) hahahahahaha hopefully will be there again soon so thanks for the good grub. And thanks for the birthday cake for my little sister it was very nice.
Just got back from kalamaki on sunday i was there for 14 nights and pretty much tried every restaurant and by far the Mermaids was the best, Fantastic food, As a Londoner i like my food helpings was plentyful always fresh veg, you didnt have to wait long, obviously depending on what youve ordered, you don't expect to wait 2 mins for some lamb, Service was brilliant and the service staff always had a smile and looked presentable, I MIGHT be back to the Island in September and if i am the 1st port of call would be mermaids a highly reccomended place by myself
WELL, IF YOU LIKE YOUR FOOD SUPER QUICK AND NOT COOKED PROPERLY, THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.
Well once again, we ate our breakfast here every morning and our
tea here every night. We cannot fault this place one bit. The portions
are massive, the choice is fantastic, the food is great and the staff
Breakfasts are great value for the amount you get and are fantastic. Evening meals are amazing - I recommend the steaks, chicken sizzler and cream and garlic lamb cops. My boyfriend likes the mushroom starters too.
Puddings are exactly the same as the mains and huge! We also had a platter for a starter and it would be enough to feed both of you for your main meal!
We would never eat anywhere else apart from Mermaids. Thanks to all the staff once again for such a great holiday!
must have bein a one off... i have worked out there and was lucky to eat there every night BY CHOICE never had a bad meal con and the gang are wicked and the chef is amazing... i will defo be eating there and drinking next door in two weeks cant wait to see you all miss you loads
Absolutely fantastic, such a massive menu, could be there for three months and eat something different every night. We ate there twice at night and had breakfast there every day.
hi con and the gang just to let u no i'll be out on the1st july for two weeks stopping in bitzaro grand cant wait to see u all missed u all so much... i got a picture of emma's baby in case you have not got to see the little man yet... say ello to sam for me con miss him loads... will see u the 1st july will come and have my daily intake of sambuca with u all.... cant wait 19sleeps lol
Fantastic restaurant, had dinner here several times and food and service was always top notch. The menu is huge so it's very easy to eat there several times. We went back time and again as there was always something else I wanted to try on the menu. Food is always piping hot and obviously freshly cooked. The service we received was excellent, very professional and friendly. We also enjoyed breakfasts and lunches there during the day.
Two evening meals here, first one was very good roast beef sunday dinner, second was ok both had fish.. salmon & sole. the service is good though. we had 3 breakfasts here on account that we got prizes from the quiz next door at plus soda, which were excellent value for money at 3.50euro each if you had to pay for them (!)... if your looking for good service and a huge choice from the menu then this place is worth a try, but if your looking for a "proper greek atmosphere" then try elsewhere
Only 6 more days to go till me and mum are in our fave restaurant in the whole of Zakynthos! Cant Wait! Con make sure you have plenty of spuds! hehe
Hey mori i sent you a email did you get it? If not send me one on email@example.com see you soon.
Hey luce great news you are coming over twice looking forward too seeing you all preparations have started for me already staff,new food ideas etc great stuff in line for 2007 so hopefully you can try alot of new stuff.Say hello too everyone for me see you soon.
Hey Con... Hope things are well... everyone coming over twice this year so hopefully see you soon.. Sent you a txt the other week hope you got it unless I have the wrong number for you! Keep up the good work and keep producing those jacket spuds! haha Luce
Hey no prob they are all the truth!! Good to here from you and hope everyone is well looking forward to seeing everyone again missing it Will keep in touch my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org talk to you soon.
Hey trace thanks for the great comments,I will send you a email so please remind me of your email my computer has gone nuts.Keep in contact and looking forward too seing you back at work for 2007 and offcourse voithie stacey.
Hi to everyone from last summer!! Looking forward to seeing you all again this year i hope. If you r visiting zante this year i tell you now you must visit mermaids the staff r so friendly and the food is gorgeous, they have such a wide selection of food on the menu i was working over there last summer and i still never got through it all. The portions are great and its cooked fresh all the time!! It is a must do!! I am a travel agent back home and i have sent loads of customers to it and they have all said it would prob be the best on the island!!! People tend to go back night after night so it can get a bit busy but sure that is a good thing and you never have to wait long the staff r great and accomodate u as soon as they can!! They also own the bar next door called plus soda which has loads of good entertainment on most nights would recommend it!! Just wanna say hi + thanx to con, adele. stace, gemma, luce, emma (aka kylie) dj rich + of course yannis!! Some of the best people ever!! P.s if i have left anyone out sorry wasnt done on purpose!!
wow this resturant was my fave we went to alot in kalamaki but this was top notch spot on everything was gorgous i loved everything we ate we went here about 3 times in two weeks and it was delisous big round of applouse for the chef!!! fantastic!!!!
We've been visiting Zante and Mermaids for years now and have always had a excellent meal. The restaurant can be busy and bustling at times, but I find this just adds a terrific atmosphere to the place.
Andrea try Con's.. email@example.com hope this helps..
Hi Guys, Just want to wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2007.. Roll on the summer!
Hey Chris mate tried texting but havent got your correct number and have benn up and down too athens since winter has started.How are you?merry christmas to you as well has your dad?I use this email alot firstname.lastname@example.org so we can stay in touch with that youhave a great 2007 and i really hope too see you this summer.
A very merry Xmas and prosperous and happy New Year to all at Mermaids and Plus, sorry I just couldn`t make it out this year with being unable to get DJ cover for my venue here, missed seeing everyone and those fantastic meals and barmy nights in Plus Soda so badly, but hope everyone is well and will get out next year I`m sure....and Con, check your emails from the last few months
hi to all the people that came to mermaids this year im sure i will be seeing you all next year. Hi to con adele and all the staff at mermaids hope you have a gr8 xmas and a fab new year. anyone going on holiday in zante this year must vist mermaids its the place to be with fantastic food friendly staff sum thing for every1 on the menu from monster steaks with all the trimmings to fresh seafood,with prices to suit any budget! value for money for large families! all food cooked fresh and presented stylishly on humungous plates! must see the most popular restaurant in Zante!
TOO ALL THE JUST ZANTE BOARD AND ADMIN HAVE A GREAT 2007 WITH LOVE AND HEALTH FOR ALL YOUR FAMILIES MAY YOU ALL ENJOY LIFE TOO THE MAX.LOOKING FORWARD TOO SEEING YOU ALL ON OUR ISLAND.
I have been going to Kalamki now for the last 5 years and I have to say without exception, Mermaids is continually the best restaurant in the resort! The menu is so comprehensive I am forever spoiled for choice at the different varieties of food available at fantastic prices. A lovely atmosphere along with excellent prompt service, comfortable seating and run by an adorable couple make Mermaids a 'must' to visit and I guarantee that you will go back time and again! Thank you Con & Adele for making yet another holiday a very enjoyable experience!!
Mermaids had a nice atmosphere and the staff were friendly. The plates were huge and it was a struggle to fit eveything on the table. The food was nice, I had spag bol one night and Gammon another and both were lovely. Would recommend it
this was my first time at greece but was my familys 3rd. they had said that mermaids was the best restuarant on the island. on my first night i ate in ther and dont get me wrong they were all lovely people in there especially adel. but i do not think that it was half as good as what people had made out on the site. as my mum had said she really enjoyed it in there before, i can only assume that mermaids did really well in the last couple of years and got good publicity so feel they do not need to do alot to make things better but i was not impressed at all and i think its a shame cos they are so nice in there as people.
I came back from Zante, last Wednesday, and as usual i loved it. But i have to say the most nicest place to eat, your meal, day and night is Mermaids. It's fabulous, the food is out of this world. Every year i have been there, i have to say the only place i eat is Mermaids, to me it is the only place you can get, a big, well cooked, tasty meal. And everything they serve is lovely. I took my husband there for the first time last week, as it was my 7th, and he loved it. We ate in Mermaids 6 out of 7 night's, he loves his food, and he said Mermaids was the best food he had ever eaten, and the beat place he had eaten in. And believe me, he's travelled all over the place. If you do go to Zante, go into Kalamaki and PLEASE try mermaids, i promise you wont be disappointed. There's something there for everyone, thanks to Con and the staff. For great food again, Ha! It was great to see you, and i look forward to bringing my two children to meet you. See you next year, oh before i forget my mum and dad say hi.Take care
If you had stayed when DJ Ginge was working you would see the amount of
people who were there. We went to Plus Soda every night and he was
there most nights. The terrace would be full every night, all night,
and most people would then move inside.
It might not be your taste but he was catering for the main customers around at that time (older couples), who enjoyed it and came back every night.
|was living in kalamaki for 2 months and mermaids was the only restaurant that was worth eating at! the meals are huge and the service is great...if you are thinkin of eating here i would strongly recommend the steak with the bbq sauce it is gorgeous, cant wait to go back next year ..just for that haha see you next year everyone xxxx|
mermaids was very good food service only downfall very busy and noisey if you want a relaxed meal stay away.
Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal at Mermaids,
Only managed to visit mermaids once this time, i had Chicken with Lemon sauce, it was lovely, my mum had some greek stuffed chicken, i also tried that and wished that i had that instead. as usual it was busy and the staff were always making sure that everything is ok.
We returned to Kalamaki on 21st September for two weeks and returned
back this morning. We had our first holiday here at the end of May and
liked it so much that we booked to go back again.
Mermaids has got to be the best restaurant in Kalamaki and we made it (and Plus Soda) our second home - we had our breakfast, tea and nights there - and spend more time there than at our hotel.
You will not be dissapointed with the food. The portions are HUGE so you never leave hungry. I would reccommend the steak and chicken sizzler! The desserts are also excellent - bannoffe pie, apple pie and strawberry cheesecake all great!
Not only is the food great, the staff are also very welcoming and will do anything to please you. Thanks to Con, Adele, Stacey and Gemma. Also, a mention to the breakfast guys who seem to get forgotten (!) they were always bright and cheery in the mornings (well, 12pm).
I think the amount of people who are waiting for tables some nights proves how popular Mermaids is and how many people love their food. We will be going back to Kalamaki next year and will be spending all our time in Mermaids and Plus Soda once again.
My sister and i have just got back from a week in zante. We would like to say a big thankyou to all the staff in Mermaids, we had some fantastic meals there and the staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful. Con you dont know how lucky you are, meals were great. see you all again next year i hope. sally xxx
Hi everyone at Mermaids, can't wait to come back and eat there again, that mixed grill was to die for. Hi to all the staff so hardworking and friendly, big hello to gemma and stacey. hope to see you all again next year Iona xx