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“Perfect setting for this hidden gem of a restuarant”
Review of The Borzoi

The Borzoi
Ranked #19 of 160 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We came across this place by accident when walking down the maim street and noticed the A board advertising a happy hour. It was 6:15 so decided to make my way down the side alley to find the place which is hidden right at the bottom of the alley. It wasn't open until 7pm, but the owner invited us in and showed us the menu. The place is best described as an open courtyard with seating around the edges that are covered by a rattan roof that us also waterproofed. It is typically Greek with whitewashed walls and colourful decorations throughout. We booked to go back the next evening.

On getting there we ordered a cocktail, both Mojitos but one with Raspberry and the other Watermelon and they were fabulous. The staff were really friendly and helpful and helped us choose a meal. The set menu was very good value for money at 16 euros for two courses of 22 euros for three.

We went for a Spinach salad starter (we are both pescatarian) and was blown away at how good spinach with dressing and some pine nuts can be, it was so much better than I was expecting and the most pleasantly surprised with a starter I have ever been. The mains were also great and we finished off with another cocktail. We liked it so much we told everybody we met about it and went back again later in the week. That time, we ordered the Sea Bass from the al la carte and it was superb, Crispy skin, soft insides and a brilliant sauce. My wife said it was the best meal out she had ever eaten and we both ate everything on the plate. We had 3 courses, a wine each and 2 large cocktails for 104 euros.

Its well worth the trip. You can find it off the main shopping street just opposite Ergons (the artisan bakery that also does cooking lessons), look for the A-Board.

Cons, portions a bit too big for us, and if it buckets down, you might have a problem. It did get quite busy also around 9pm.

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Thank Cloudrob
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Scouser was hanging around in Main Street and we were pondering so discussed the Borzoi club, looked ok so ventured in. Courtyard was nicely decorated and the staff all friendly. Indoor area was just a nice beautifully decorated and cosy. Cocktails were good pretty car and superb then food was exceptional with Thai fillet steak, lobster pasta, all great and ended in superb night.

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Third time here, second meal. Fabulous every time. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, especially Jo. The food is different to the usual Greek fare, which can be a welcome change.
The setting is chilled, and beautifully lit with candles. Great music playing too.
The first time we ate there we had the set menu. Excellent value, two courses and a glass of wine. The second time we chose from the full menu.
Whether you want a cocktail or a glass of Prosecco during Happy Hour, or a three course dinner, this is a great spot.

Thank Michele M
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This is by far the most elevated and one exceptionally charismatic Venue in all of Skiathos. The dining - lounging area sits in a beautifully and cosily decorated inner garden. The dishes are a creative fusion of refined tastes and mouthwatering blends from around the world. Treat yourself to a gourmet level dinner while gazing at the open sky to the tunes of the DJ. This is a humble yet cosmopolitan venue with a chic crowd and a very friendly, welcoming ambience. The cocktails are enchanting and the overall selection of alcohol is of the highest kind. The Borzoi doesn't end there because there is also the inside part which is a superb cosy nightclub, perfect to dance your summer nights away, mingling with both locals and visitors. Resident DJs are great and numerous parties are organised throughout the season. This venue is a true gem of Skiathos dining and clubbing scene. I have been coming here for a few years and there is just never enough of The Borzoi. The staff is lovely and full of heart and the owner is a charming and welcoming man. The Borzoi is easy to find as it is located in the heart of Skiathos Town. Just follow the signs from the central street and you will not miss it. The Borzoi became quite Synonymous with Skiathos itself, so treat yourself to a real celebration of summer!

Thank 1world1luv
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants on the island. Very very good food, good wine list, fantastic atmosphere and surroundings and helpful staff. We were joined by some lovely and thoughtful friends Christos and Anne-Marie who shared our evening.
This is one of those hidden gems that is fantastic and everybody should go - but let’s keep it a little bit hidden and special for a bit longer - see you again in a few weeks time!!

Thank Simon H
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