Best New Restaurants in Mykonos 2024

There was a time when heading to Mykonos was all about the party scene (hello 90s!) but nowadays making sure you’ve booked a table at one of the hottest restaurants in town is just as impressive!

So, if you’re heading to this glamorous Cycladic isle and looking for inspiration, we’ve rounded up the best new restaurants in Mykonos to have on your radar! 


Explore a world of flavours with renowned chefs Jerome Serres and Yannis Baxevanis at this new fine dining restaurant located at the designer hotel Theoxenia, which offers both an inviting degustation menu (including a vegan haute cuisine option) and signature dishes (all made using locally sourced ingredients) such as crispy cockerel breast with walnuts, or blue crab in a vinaigrette of citrus fruit. Tip: be here in time for sunset to enjoy the stunning views! 

A: Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel, Kato Mili


This new farm-to-table eatery handpicks the freshest ingredients, grown locally and sustainably. From dry-aged fish to delicate salads, Phoebus’ chefs have created a minimal but impressive menu that includes yellowfin tuna tartare with an egg-lemon sauce, and a pumpkin risotto with grilled shrimp, zucchini tartare, fresh herbs and orange fillet. Tip: pair your fish with one of the locally produced white wines on the menu!  

A: Goumenio Square, Mykonos Town 

Nolan Mykonos

Award-winning Greek-Asian fusion restaurant Nolan (from the centre of Athens) sailed over to the Greek islands in 2023, with the team promising to set up shop once again this season at a beautiful courtyard in Mykonos’s Chora. Featuring a unique menu of gourmet-style comfort food, guests can enjoy dishes such as steamed buns with pork shoulder, or noodles with smoked salmon and tahini. Tip: try the signature Nolan Espresso Martini, featuring tsipouro infused with espresso beans and caramelized yogurt! 

A: Kalogera 25, Chora

Cantine du Faubourg 

Overlooking stunning Ornos Beach, Cantine du Faubourg, a well-known Parisian restaurant has added Mykonos to its list of locations! Guests are invited to kick back and enjoy the spectacular sunset, dining and DJ sets. From grilled langoustine, lobster pasta and yellowfin tuna ceviche to classic cocktails including the Paloma, Luxury Spritz and Pêche et Poire Iced Tea- just take a seat at the bar from late afternoon and spend the entire night on the open-terrace soaking in the elegant atmosphere. Tip: leave room for their luscious profiteroles!  

A: Ornos Bay, Mykonos 

Bagatelle Mykonos

Located in the main town, Bagatelle offers guests a French-Mediterranean dining experience reminiscent of the French Riviera, thanks to its chic decor and glamorous vibe. From drinks to dinner and dancing (after the sun goes down) – here you can indulge in blue lobster pasta, crispy codfish fritters with arrabbiata sauce, or a red Mediterranean gamberoni battuta. Tip: ask to try the special strawberry pizzetta! 

A:  Windmills Area, Mykonos Town 

La Maison de Katrin

French flavours are having a moment in Mykonos! And French-Greek restaurant Katrin, having first opened its doors in 1971 (and becoming a favourite amongst celebrities) decided it was time to relocate to the classic Carbonaki Hotel (renamed 23 Hotel) in Mykonos town. With a revamped menu to go with its new location, guests can either sit inside or choose the lovely garden to enjoy dishes including beef fillet in langoustine sauce or chateaubriand with French fries. Tip: the dessert menu includes Tarte Tatin and Chocolate Mousse with Grand Marnier (we’re just saying!) 

A: 23 Hotel, Panachrantou 23, Mykonos Town

Featured Image Courtesy of Cantine du Faubourg

10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss When in Mykonos

The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, sitting under perfect blue skies and the enjoyable Greek sun, always manages to impress and attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. Stunning beaches, award-winning services, delicious food and picturesque landscapes make the island a wonderful place to be.

Lists of things to do in Mykonos are endless as there is always something new to discover and try. I visited the “island of the winds” this May- one of the best months to be in Mykonos, as it’s not crowded. I returned home with new insider tips and suggestions- and here they are!

1. Enjoy a dip in Paraga beach

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One of Greece’s most popular islands (image by Maria Petropoulou)

One of my favourite beaches in Mykonos, with crystal-clear waters, beautiful views and a cosy atmosphere. Soak up the sun and relax at one of the beach bars.

2. Try fresh fish at Tassos tavern

After your dip, walk barefoot to Tassos tavern and enjoy a wide range of traditional Greek food. Don’t miss ordering fresh fish; make sure to ask Kostas about the fish of the day and how you want it cooked. Accompany your fish with a Greek salad, octopus and other seafood delicacies that will satisfy your taste buds. Make sure to keep some space for the lovely desserts they offer; Halvas, Samali or Chocolate Pie.

3. Have your breakfast at Kazarma, in Mykonos Chora

I suggest you wake up early and take a slow stroll through Chora. Find Kazarma- one of the all-day seaside restaurants- and have an excellent breakfast along with a Freddo Espresso, of course, or a fresh juice. 

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Stroll through Chora (image by Maria Petropoulou)

4. Alternatively, go to Gerasimos bakery and grab one of their delicious freshly-made pies and walk around the alleys. Try “Tyropita” (cheese-pie), “Spanakopita” (spinach pie) or a slice of the super nice pizza.

5. Enjoy fresh fish with a view at Nikolas tavern

This place is heaven. Located in Agia Anna, in a beautiful spot, the tavern offers delicious local fresh fish and other Greek flavours, while it also offers fantastic sea views. Extra bonus is the homemade cheesecake created by the owner’s wife.

6. Unwind under the wild beauty of Panormos beach

Windy but so unbelievably beautiful, the wild landscape of Panormos will take your breath away. Located on the north coast, Panormos is known for its dramatic scenery and amazingly clear water. You can find tranquillity in the relaxed section as well as more intense vibes at the boho-style beach club Principote

7. Visit Scorpios Mykonos

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Lunch at Principote

A place that holds a reputation for a good reason. Its boho and stylish vibes make Scorpios Mykonos one of the most unique spots on the island; definitely worth visiting. Make sure you dine at the restaurant or have a drink on the sunset deck.

8. Don’t miss out on Alemagou

Located at Ftelia beach, this is also a great beach bar featuring a bohemian setting- perfect for spending a relaxed and refreshing day at one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.  

9. Enjoy Greek traditional food at Limnios tavern

Limnios is located at Agios Stefanos- approximately 15 minutes from Mykonos town- and offers delicious Greek cuisine. My personal favourite is “Dolmadakia” (grape leaves stuffed with rice, meat and shaped into rolls). Not many people get these right, so thumbs up for Limnios. What is also worth trying is their meat dishes; especially the burger. 

10. Have a drink at Galleraki

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Boho-chic Scorpios

The old-time classic Galleraki is always a good choice for great cocktails near the sea. Visit it in the evening and enjoy perfect sunset views. 

Where to stay

I strongly recommend La Maison Blanche, owned by the wonderful Mrs Christina and her daughter Sophia. It consists of beautiful villas, offering a truly fantastic view. Mrs Christina is always there to help and guide you with whatever you may need. The villas’ terraces overlook the Aegean Sea, Mykonos Town and the surrounding Cyclades islands. 

Enjoy your time in Mykonos! 

Authentic Handmade Pasta in the Heart of Mykonos

Located in the heart of ‘the chora’, and open since 1978, this three-storey traditional Italian restaurant in Mykonos serves an authentic range of handmade pasta and pizza.

Being one of the first Italian restaurants to open on this popular Cycladic island, and standing on the main alley of Barkia, the owner’s secret recipes originate from a variety of regions in Italy. During the summer months, Pasta Fresca Barkia is packed with local and international visitors who come to try the variety of pizza options and numerous pasta dishes made with fresh ingredients; some of the most sought-after dishes are the linguini with crab meat, stuffed ravioli, and tortel- lacci.

Opened by Anagiros Griparis in 1978, it was the first Italian restaurant in Mykonos to introduce live demonstrations of fresh handmade pasta and has now become one of the most popular casual spots in town, as it offers a relaxed dining experience for local and foreign guests. 

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Anargiros was influenced by his mother’s cooking flair and her culinary knowledge, which she passed down to him from a young age. Determined to do something with it, Anargiros left his career as an engineer on cruise ships and inspired by his countless trips to Italy, he entered the hospitality industry; bringing authentic Italian cooking techniques and flavours to Mykonos.

Since 1978, Anargiros has maintained the original aesthetics of the restaurant, which used to be a former three-story home; each level has its own unique feel, offering customers a cozy atmosphere as they enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends.

Here you have the opportunity not only to taste fresh, handmade pasta but also to watch the chefs make it from scratch, as every afternoon in front of crowds, the chefs display their insider tricks of the pizzeria on the ground floor; which has become a daily attraction of passers-by; from gnocchi, ravioli, tortellini, and lasagne sheets, to fettuccine, fideo and fusilli, there is a huge range to choose from. 

With tables inside and out, it’s a great spot to enjoy your favourite pasta dish, followed by a traditional Italian dessert. 

Pasta Fresca Barkia