Belvedere Restaurant, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
School of Fine Arts District
Mykonos Town , Mykonos
Tel: 30 22890 25122
Concierge.com's insider take:
You know a hotel takes its food seriously when both of its restaurants feature celebrity chefs, as they do at Mykonos's most fashionable roost, the Belvedere. A few summers ago, Nobu Matsuhisa's eponymous eatery, Matsuhisa Mykonos, which many consider to be the island's top restaurant, was joined by the revamped Belvedere Restaurant; it is under the creative direction of George Calombaris, a Greek-Australian culinary star whose Melbourne restaurant, the Press Club, is among the most lauded in a city with one of the largest Greek populations outside of Greece. In a lantern-lit, poolside setting, Calombaris takes traditional Greek cuisine and makes it seem like something new—which means you'd better enjoy eating your vegetables, because local produce (tomatoes, caper leaves, lentils) is at the heart of all he does. That and pairing everything with the right Greek wine and ouzo.