5 reasons why Ombra restaurant is the ultimate place to dine in Santorini
Esperas Hotel provides a superlative dining experience in terms of taste, location and atmosphere. Ombra Restaurant provides a luxurious yet comfortable environment where you can enjoy traditional recipes with a modern twist, all while experiencing the picturesque colors of Santorini’s sunset. Let’s explore the reasons behind Ombra restaurant’s excellence.
The Menu: Classic Greek cuisine with a modern twist
Tradition and Elegance strongly characterize the aesthetic of Esperas Hotel Santorini. These qualities are also fit to describe the menu of Ombra restaurant. Our recently renewed menu is an innovative, modern take on Greek traditional cuisine. The recipes are developed by the award winning chef Gikas Xenakis. The renounced chef, created an exquisite menu categorized as ‘Greek Modern Comfort’. In Ombra, you can find the perfect combination of pure traditional taste with a modern presentation. You can find Ombra’s Menu here.
Quality local ingredients
Apart from being traditionally Greek, the menu is also a reflection of Santorini’s local recipes and makes use of the local ingredients. The volcanic soil of the land, give a distinctive taste to the island’s products. Their quality and taste, have made Santorini one of the country’s top gastronomic destinations. Ombra offers dishes based on the island’s delicious fruits and vegetables like zucchini, white eggplant, capers, grapes and the famous tomatoes of Santorini. Have you ever tried split peas pure (fava) with raisins, capers and ginger? Have you ever had meat marinated with tomato jam? You can choose from rich variety of meat, fresh fish and vegetable dishes.
Location: dinner with extraordinary views
Finding the perfect spot to watch the sunset is a must when visiting Santorini. When in Ombra you can sip fine wine and enjoy delicious meals while overlooking the Caldera. The restaurant’s view is spectacular any time of day. In case you chose to dine early, you will be able to look down on island’s distinctive deep sea color and absorbs the unique texture of the land. During later hours, you can witness the dream-like, iconic Santorini sunset. The vivid colors of the island’s sky create a breathtaking scene which will remain forever in your memory. After the sun goes down you will become captivated by the bright reflection of the moon on the Aegean Sea.
Private and intimate space
Santorini’s natural beauty, its unique architecture and its delicious food attract thousands of tourists each year . The island is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations worldwide. This means that it can get quite crowded, especially during the peak times of summer. Having space and feeling at ease, are crucial ingredients for a truly rejuvenating vacation. We understand the necessity for space and privacy. Ombra is an intimate environment with only 10 tables.
Perfect environment to absorb your experience.
The private character of our restaurant will allow you to completely focus on the view, the food and the company of your loved ones. The fast paced nature of our everyday lives, as well as our growing dependence on our phones, make it difficult to be present. Even during our vacation, it can become difficult to truly absorb each moment. Ombra restaurant creates the perfect environment to be present and to take in the beauty of your experience. It is also the ideal setting to relax and reflect on your day. The only reason you may be tempted to use your phone, will be to take a picture of your food, in an attempt to remember its exquisite taste.