We recently had the pleasure of dining at Lauda Restaurant on Santorini Island in Greece, and we were thoroughly impressed with the culinary experience we had. From the innovative dishes to the stunning atmosphere and the attentive service, this restaurant truly provided a dining experience that was both memorable and enjoyable.
The restaurant is located in the beautiful village of Oia, which is known for its stunning sunsets and breathtaking views of the caldera. The restaurant is situated on a cliffside, providing panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding landscape. The location is truly magical, providing the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable dining experience.
The ambiance of the restaurant is elegant and modern, with clean lines and contemporary furnishings creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. The lighting is soft and romantic, providing a cozy and intimate setting for a special meal.
The service at Lauda Restaurant is attentive and friendly, with the staff providing excellent recommendations for wine pairings and menu items. Our server, Katerina, was particularly wonderful, providing attentive service without being intrusive.
The food at Lauda Restaurant is truly exceptional, with a focus on modern twists on traditional Greek cuisine. The menu features a range of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, all made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
We started our meal with a selection of appetizers, including grilled octopus with fava beans and capers, baked feta cheese with honey and sesame, and a fresh tomato salad with basil and olive oil. Each dish was beautifully presented and bursting with flavor.
For our main course, we opted for the grilled seabass with roasted vegetables and lemon sauce, and the slow-cooked pork belly with sweet potato puree and red wine sauce. Both dishes were outstanding, with the seabass being perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the pork belly being rich and flavorful.
Dessert was a highlight of our meal, with the restaurant's signature dessert, the Lauda chocolate fondant, stealing the show. The dessert was a work of art, with a rich and decadent chocolate filling and a crispy exterior.
The wine selection at Lauda Restaurant is extensive, featuring a range of local and international wines. Our server, Katerina, provided excellent recommendations, and we opted for a local Assyrtiko white wine, which paired perfectly with our meal.
Overall, our dining experience at Lauda Restaurant was truly exceptional. From the innovative dishes to the stunning atmosphere and the attentive service, every aspect of our meal was perfect. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Santorini Island and looking for a modern twist on traditional Greek cuisine.
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Long before Santorini became known as one of the world’s most popular destinations, Oia was a small village with 306 inhabitants, located at the northern edge of the caldera. Lauda, built on this rock in 1971, was the village’s ﬁrst restaurant. It was the place where the locals gathered to talk and drink, the place with the village’s only telephone.
Today, Lauda Restaurant is commited to honouring the history and tradition of this unique place. Equipped with exceptional local ingredients and our devotion to the volcanic soil, the native grapes, the aromas and the colours of Santorini we strive to oﬀer you an authentic gastronomic experience.