Armira Fish Tavern

What happens when you sit at a fish tavern where the owner is a bona fide chef AND has his own fishing boat??

You get one extremely fresh & incredibly creative seafood dish after another. THAT’S what you get.

You are able to choose from fresh, off the boat, Sea Bream, Red Snapper, Shrimp, Calamari, Lobster, and depending on the day, many more ‘fishy little numbers.’

There’s the cuttlefish that has been simmering in wine, honey and fresh thyme. The whole fresh calamari served with an exquisite caper sauce is definitely an excellent choice. The couple next to us (yes, we have ‘culinary nosiness syndrome’) ordered the bruschetta with anchovy, herb pesto, and tomato tartar. We’ll need two pages to list what everyone else around us was eating, so you’ll just have to be satisfied with what WE ate.

We tried the pita bread filled with shrimp ragout, served with a yoghurt & tahini sauce, the beetroot with garlic and Greek yoghurt, and the linguini with the catch of the day (sea bream). We also devoured the gorgeously grilled calamari served with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing. Finally, we were served our complimentary dessert (lime panna cotta), but since our ‘neighbours’ ordered “Chocolate Mosaic” (a traditional Greek no-bake dessert) we couldn’t help ourselves, we ordered one two as well.

Armira Fish Tavern was a delight. It’s just one of those places where everything is in perfect harmony. Impeccably kept with an unpretentious Cycladic aura. Genuinely hospitable service, creative menu with a surprising twist on traditional dishes (most dishes have been inspired by Grandma Antonia’s cooking. The actual restaurant was Grandpa Leleris’s home). Just make sure your table is in ‘spying distance’ from your neighbours’ table. ‘Eating with your eyes’ is real!

 

Armira Fish Tavern is located in the picturesque fishing village of Pollonia on the island of Milos.