Garden Café in the lush green garden of Grande Albergo delle Rose-Casino Rodos Hotel is a culinary hot spot in Rhodes with very affordable prices and a long history. Over the years, it has been associated with high quality services and creative Mediterranean cuisine, attracting demanding old and new customers who come here for a quality meal accompanied by live music in a unique location, boasting a magnificent view to the sea and a vivid historical aura exude by the imposing building.
The lunch menu includes special suggestions such as the seafood tagliatelle (with shrimps, mussels, squid and scallops, flavoured with garlic, cherry tomatoes, finely chopped onion, and aromatized with ouzo. Sprinkled with dry spice peppers and chopped parsley), the Kypriaki Pita (pita filled with pan-fried chicken filet, tomato, onion, parsley, and your choice of tzatziki or tyrokafteri. Served with french-fried potatoes) and the sauteed perch filet served with citrus sauce and a fine salad of rocket and cherry tomatoes
Don’t miss the “Beer Τime”, daily between 16.00 and 19.00. During this period you will have the opportunity to enjoy a filling platter for two with a large variety of cold cuts and fine cheese, as well as two glasses of ice cold beer.
From the salads of the dinner menu, signed by the restaurant’s awarded chef, those that stand out are the crisp and colourful Albergo with cherry tomatoes, tricolor peppers, radish, Kalamon olives, green onion, red onion and cucumber julienne, with a dressing of virgin olive oil, oregano and Domokos Katiki and goat cheese sesame mousse, and the spicy η Garden salad with chicken breast, Chinese cabbage, sesame oil, mayonnaise, chili peppers and fried noodles, sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds.
The best-selling cold appetizer is definitely the Marco Polo marinated sea bass fillet, flavoured with coriander and served with wakame and tobiko citrus salad, while the platter that stands out is the Poseidon Seafood Platter for two that is served with a spicy cocktail sauce, and accompanied by a 20 cl karafaki of ouzo.
The wide variety of main course dishes will satisfy even the most demanding gourmants, since it includes suggestions like the Pork Τenderloin Provence crusted in mustard seeds, pepper and coriander, served with variety of vegetables, sauteed potatoes, apple puree flavoured with wine, and mustard sauce. A great choice among the fish and seafood dishes is the fresh sea bass fillet marinated in saffron, served with viola gnocchi, fresh green beans, fennel, cherry tomatoes, and Hollandaise sauce flavoured with saffron.
The fresh pasta menu is equally abundant including various combinations that will pique your interest, such as the South East Linguini with sautéed fresh vegetables, olive oil, garlic, soya, ginger, sesame oil and coriander, sprinkled with sesame and peanut crumbs, and the Pappardelle served with a ragout of fresh beef filet, vegetables and tomato sauce.
Inside the Garden Cafe restaurant, you will also find La Bella Italia pizzeria, where the professional pizzaiolo Giuseppe Russelo from Naples creatively combines the freshest ingredients and prepares in a traditional Italian oven delicious pizzas, like the spicy Diavola and the unique Norvegese with homemade smoked salmon.
The delicious desserts will conclude your meal in the sweetest way. Don’t miss the apple pie served with cinnamon ice cream.