Restaurants & Bars
at Blue Palace Resort & Spa
Our chefs have sourced local producers to select the best products in the region and combine them to create only the finest dishes in our five restaurants, staying true to our mission to provide our guests with an authentic experience. Respecting the foundation of Cretan cuisine, one that focuses on the freshness of ingredients, the purity of taste and the use of wild local herbs, we are constantly seeking to accentuate our connection to the surrounding environment.
Incorporating the resort's signature color, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman's stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze.
Cuisine: Greek Mediterranean
Atmosphere: Open Air, Beach Front location
Cretan Feast: Discover a unique cultural and gastronomical ritual with authentic local delicacies prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan.
Menu Highlights: Delight in Greek Meze of tzatztiki, fava and dolmadakia for appetizers. Don't miss the catch of the day over the open grill.
Leading the culinary team at Blue Palace, Executive Chef Alexandros Lefkaditis is always committed in delivering great food & service to guests and continues to create distinct flavor combinations. Learn more about the Chef and the story behind Blue Door at spgcravings.com
Flame specializes in expertly cooked steak dishes prepared from finest quality, locally sourced meat with a distinct flavor and fragrance. Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale producers in the surrounding area.
Cuisine: Steak House
Entertainment: Live Greek Cretan music
CRETAN WINE TASTING
Many of the specialty herbs and vegetables are handpicked by our chefs shortly before preparation, direct from the restaurant’s purpose-built gardens.
Flame features Cretan handcrafted traditional knives instead of the traditional steak knives. Here, you can find the ''Koka'', the ''Moka'' and the ''Queen'' Dagger.
We invite our guests to get acquainted with some of the best wine labels of the island with our Cretan Wine Tasting Experience. Enjoy the most distinguished wines along with an array of delightful bites.
Asia Blue, our captivating Asian restaurant, is an enticing dining option offering inventive dishes that range from Japanese to Thai and beyond. Take your seat and enjoy Asian cuisine at its very best from the lavishly decorated terrace. Watch through an open display kitchen our chef expertly preparing sushi and enjoy dishes ranging from Japanese to Thai and beyond.
The resort's principal restaurant is named Olea after the olive trees found in enormous Cretan pots that adorn the impressive veranda. Every table features a stunning view to the sea and the isle of Spinalonga making breakfasts there a treasured moment serving a rich American buffet breakfast with French Champagne daily.
Cuisine: Greek, Cretan & International
American Breakfast Buffet: 7:15 - 10:30 am
Guests staying at Island Suite or any Villa, have access to the VIP Breakfast section.
The private breakfast section at Olea Restaurant is exclusively reserved for guests of the Island Luxury Suites and the Villas. On a prime spot overlooking the bay and Spinalonga island, guests will enjoy, aside from the expansive buffet offered to all, an additional inspired breakfast menu. A selection of signature dishes, such as poached eggs on whole wheat bread with avocado spread and local “apaki” smoked ham or delicious healthy options celebrating artisanal Greek Yoghurt with Greek pistachio and Cretan honey, will be available each day.
Cretan table features produce and recipes of the island’s different regions. Traditional kalitsounia, sweet pastries and pies lay on the table next to tahini, a sesame seed paste rich in vitamin E and with unique antioxidants, enhanced with different flavors, such as honey and orange; while an exceptional choice of Greek yogurt, the famous Cretan honey, Cretan cheeses and the freshest fruits are on display.
Themed buffet dinner available daily from 19:00 pm - 21:30 pm.
Fresh Italian dishes created by our chef combined with the restaurant's charming location by the main pool and beach, ensures a delicious meal. Enjoy the breeze of the sea on the expanded veranda with a great selection of pasta, risotto, hearty salads and other Italian delicacies.
Location: Overlooking sea and Spinalonga
Cuisine: Mediterranean and Italian
bars & lounges
Enjoy breathtaking views
Unwind with exquisite cocktails at the prime location of the resort. Furnished with sofas and Moroccan lounges and facing the alluring Aegean Sea, this is a perfect spot for serene relaxation anytime of the day. Don't miss the delicious Tears of Chios created by Greg Seider exclusively for the Luxury Collection.
On selected evenings, nightly entertainment of live jazz, piano and saxophone accompany your evening under the Greek stars.
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is provided at the Arsenali Lounge Bar.
Cuisine: Light Snacks
Daily: 09:30 - 01:30, Snacks Served: 11:00 - 21:00
Expert tips: Tea in a pot, scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes. Nothing could be more enticing than the afternoon tea at Arsenali Lounge.
Isola Beach Club
Isola Beach Club offers an enticing array of snacks & drinks along with atmospheric music and pool or beachside service. During the day, enjoy by the beach a unique selection of juices and smoothies of the freshest summer fruits and top it up with Greek yoghurt, Cretan honey or power food ingredients such as chia seeds, wheatgrass powder or hemp seeds and feel the energy!
Cuisine: Light Snacks
Daily: 09:30 - 18:00
Snacks Served: 11:00 - 17:00
Overlooking one of the pools with beautiful views of the Resort, Votsalo Bar is a relaxing and contemporary lounge. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is provided.
Daily: 19:00 – 23:30
Closed every Thursday and Sunday
Dining under the stars at Blue Palace is the most romantic experiences. Personalized to your tastes and served in the privacy of your bungalow or suite, a five course gourmet menu of your choice is served in a luminous setting of candles and flowers to ensure a romantic experience.
Private Dining at a Villa
Escape to one of our ultimately romantic and luxurious private residences, a portal to the property’s indigenous charms and treasures. Our top-rated chef will immerse you in the flavors and aromas of local food traditions for your five course private dinner.
Private Lounging on the Beach
The absolute barefoot luxury experience! For the most romantic evening on the beach, leave it to us to set-up the beach bed with fluffy large pillows, by the beachfront fire. French champagne and an assortment of delicious canapés are on offer while you hear the magical sea sounds and enjoy the luminous starry sky.