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Mike's Place

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Sissi, Crete, Greece
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited this restaurant twice on a recent visit to Sissi. this taverna differs from the others because all the food served is from Mikes own farm 15k from town, excepting the fish which he buys freshly caught locally. He is quite passionate and proud of what he does. Both times we visited the bill came to around 25 euros... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were really looking forward to going to Mikes after reading the reviews but we were so disappointed it started very well with starters which are complimentary this were very tasty but after that it went downhill fast. One of our party had the special of the day which was oven pork when it arrived it was a pork chop... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate at Mikes quite a few times as his food is very traditional and the family are so friendly. His wife and son do the cooking which is always very fresh and tasty, one night we had pork it was so tender and just melted in your mouth, the sea bream was excellent too. Although we visited on our... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Out of the way - off the main street but worth a visit as he prepares all his food and wine so well. I recommend his daily specials!

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Everytime I come to Crete, I come to Mikes. As one review states already, don't be fooled into thinking this is an ex-pat called Mike. Mike is a Greek. He has his own farm, fields of produce. He sources the fish locally caught that day and his specialties change every day. Mike is proud of his food and so he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Mike's place is the best restaurant we ate in - & they were all great! The name belies what you actually find inside...excellent, authentic Greek food of an exceptionally high standard, great service...Mike is a great host, attentive at all times We had the Lamb speciality of the night and, I can honestly say, we have never had lamb like... More 

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county durham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant was listed in The Rough Guide and there are not that many that make it into those books so we knew it would be good. We passed it on the first morning when we did a walk of Sisi to get our bearings and it is up a side alley from the road and round the corner from... More 

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Thank winonhols
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Can't fault the local food here, I asked where the wine was from. Mike's own grapes was the reply. Free starters, (plenty) 2 beef stifado and 1 litre if Mike's wine 30euros, bargain!

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

People tend to walk straight past Mike's place but I urge you not to as this little Taverna was one of the best meals we had, truly authentic with wonderful Greek dishes on offer that was one of the highlights of our holiday. Great food at low cost with a traditional Greek feel and atmosphere. My family loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

When we first walked past Mike's Place that's exactly what we did - passed it... I know in theory you should never judge a book by its cover and this is the truest thing with this taverna. I'm ashamed to say I initially judged Mike's Place by it's name to be an 'egg and chips' kind of venue. How wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sissi, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Sissi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?