Staying at the MarBella Corfu was a luxury experience from start to finish and dining in their restaurant Platea was no exception. The hotel is home to six restaurants and Platea is their traditional Greek offering. They serve a range of refined local dishes, alongside an extensive wine list.
We started with a Greek salad and the spanakopita, the traditional Greek filo pie. The pie was delicious with layers of crisp filo pastry encasing the seasoned, spinach filling. The salad was a great accompaniment filled with ripe red tomatoes, big chunks of feta and plump olives. We choose a Greek red wine to go with our meal, which was a lovely, full-bodied red. Greece produces some stunning wines and Platea has a great selection to choose from.
The main was a traditional Moussaka cooked in a clay pot. This was a very fine moussaka, with layers of mincemeat, sliced potatoes, aubergine and cream. It’s one of my favourite Greek dishes and this one did not disappoint.
The service at the restaurant echoed the service of the rest of the hotel. Attentive and friendly but discreet. The staff were always there to offer another glass of wine or to see if you needed more bread, without being intrusive. They took us through the dessert options which all looked exceptional.
We enjoyed a local Greek dessert of a brioche cake, soaked in syrup and topped with cream. It was sweet, rich and indulgent. Not a light dessert, but it was extremely delicious and a favourite among locals. We lingered over another glass of red wine, enjoying the warm weather and the warm Greek hospitality.
It may be hard to choose from the many restaurants of the MarBella Corfu, but you should start at Platea. They serve local cuisine executed extremely well, in beautiful surroundings, with a range of modern refined Greek dishes that are not to be missed.
MARBELLA CORFU HOTEL
Agios Ioannis Peristeron
490 84 Corfu