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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

Visited this restaurant. The service was appalling. Very rude indeed. Was asked to move tables twice to make room for a larger group of diners. In the end they squeezed me in very tightly between some very loud Germans to the point I could hardly...move my elbows to eat my mean properly. It was so bad an experience I stormed out after throwing my money down on the table and had my dessert at another taverna close by. Never ever again will I visit this establishment - a truly awful experience. One of the worst dining experiences ever. Had better service at a truck tuck shop off the A30 in the UK.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020

amazing food, great atmosphere with a beautiful view, and courteous staff makes for a very enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

We really enjoyed eating here. We had a lot of different small dishes and they were all so tasty. They got nice vegetarian, meat and fish dishes. Also, the ouzo and white housewine are delicious.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

I usually want to eat the whole menu in Greece. Luckily the Greek invented a thing for it, mezes! They are small dishes comparable to tapas. Try the anchovies octopus but defenitly also some of the vegitarian or meat dishes. Everything is fantastic and tastes...great. Sadly there are not that many people on the island at the moment and tourism isnt really booming. So not all tables were full. But we were treated like guest should be completely conform the greek Xenia(hospitality). Zeus would be proud!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

This is one of the best places I have ever been to. The view is to the city on one side and the sea on the other side is mesmerising. The fishers park their small boats next to you. The food is an amazing and...very wide variety. The service is great, very friendly people and they are nice with kids. We have been to this place almost half of the time we were in Lesbos. The owner uses some of her profit to help refugees in Lesbos.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

This will be short & sweet! The restaurant was highly recommended. Food - wonderful. Service - exceptional. Will we return - yes. Need I say more? No!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant due to reading positive reviews from others. Glad we did as well the menu was interesting and tasty. Some of the dishes could be stand alone, but most like tapas were sharing and brought out when cooked. Not the cheapest place...to eat but in our experience worthwhile.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2019

based on the reviews we went to the captains table. maybe we had too high expectations but we were not blown away. Not by the food and not by the entourage. It wasn't bad but we had better restaurants in Molyvos.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Chose to eat here on my first night on the island...what a mistake. Had the pesto pasta dish, was tinned spaghetti with whatever they swept off of the floor, utterly disgusting, crunch inedible. Mushrooms in wine was not bad. Baklava, which I have had on...many, many occasions was Luke warm. Neither hot or cold. What an awful way to end my first evening on Lesvos.More

Date of visit: September 2019
MelindaMcRostie, Owner at The Captain's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

I am so sorry to hear this. Our different homemade pesto sauce is with walnuts ( mentioned on the menu ) and deliberately made crunchy. Freshly made spaghetti. Baklava is always served at room temperature as any Greek knows and is the normal. I am...More

Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

This place is very famous for its meze (kind of appetizer),we been once,the food was nice and very fresh!Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2019
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14 February 2020|
Response from Melinda M |
greetings and thank you for the lovely review. Our menu has changed and we now serve mezedes that are little dishes so this way you can choose a few fish dishes, therefore, making your own seafood platter. see you again one... More
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Response from Vicki R | Reviewed this property |
Ha ha don’t think so - it is owned by a Greek local family - one of the younger daughters served us who had lived a few years in Australia but she was lovely :)
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  • The Captain's Table is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5