If you like luxury fine dining then you should make sure you visit two of my favourite destinations in Mykonos, Nammos Restaurant & Beach Club and Ling Ling by Hakkasan next time you are on the Island. I recently enjoyed an incredible lunch at Nammos, followed by dinner at Ling Ling and suggest you do the same and here’s why!
NAMMOS RESTAURANT & BEACH CLUB
If you ask any one local to Mykonos Island the best place to eat, 9 times out of 10 the answer will be Nammos! The restaurant and beach club is located on Psarou beach, the perfect location within a bay for the super rich to moor their yachts. Over the last 10 years, this spot has established itself as not only a place to enjoy a delicious lunch, but somewhere you can expect to spot a celebrity and who knows be dancing on one of the tables with them by the end of the evening!
This isn’t just any restaurant, you can spend the day here lounging on the beach beds, take short walks along the cliff side to experience stunning views out over the bay or relax in the Sheesha Lounge. My favourite spot is the main restaurant, which is beautifully decorated with hand painted butterfly adorned walls.
Whilst the setting itself is absolutely stunning, the food is the main reason to come here. We enjoyed several course of sushi, sashimi and modern traditional Greek mezze. To start we had, Usuzukuri in Chilli Garlic Soy, Prawn Tempura, Spicy Crab Tartar in Yuzu Truffle and Salmon Teriyaki on Shrimp Tempura. I am usually not a seafood or fish eater, but with dishes this delicious I am converted!
For mezze, we enjoyed the Mykonian Beef Louza, Fried Zuchinni, Arabic Pita Bread with Feta, the Ladatori Cheese Saganaki, the Charcoaled Grilled Sundried Octopus and Eggplant Millefeuille with Feta Cheese Mousse. And if you have any room left for dessert, you can try from the selection if mousse, cheesecakes, pavlovas and panna cotta.
LING LING by HAKKASAN
Mykonos is known for its brunch venues on the beach that turn into the place to party by night, but Ling Ling by Hakkasan is a relatively new addition to the party island, offering a sexy dining experience that takes your from table to dance floor throughout the evening.
After a day at the beach and sunset at Little Venice continue up into the old town to find this restaurant offering an indoor / outdoor dining experience. Start your Ling Ling journey with a few cocktails at the bar, before heading to your table to enjoy a menu designed by Executive Chef Tong Chee Hwee who has created a menu of small Cantonese plates, followed by some exquisite and impressive desserts.
Be prepared to party until dawn, the DJ starts around 1pm and the restaurant turns to club catering a beautiful and stylish crowd.
To start, we had the Supreme Steamed Dim Sum Platter, which included lobster dumpling, king crab dumpling, seabass dumpling and edamame prawn truffle dumpling, the Lobster Lemongrass Salad and Wagyu Beef. Each of these dishes lived up to their beautiful appearance, my favourite being the refreshing lemongrass salad which perfectly complements the richer meat dishes.
There are several main dish options, poultry, meats, fish & seafood and vegetarian, with presentation being as important as taste! I suggest that you try the Grilled King Prawn with Seven Spice Salt, the Black Truffle Roast Duck and the Toban Rib Eye Beef in Spicy Bean Sauce. Theses dishes were absolutely incredible!
We all know, sometimes its best to check out the dessert menu before you order your main course, and at Ling Ling thats definitely true! There are several dessert options to choose from, with the most visually impressive being the Chocolate Textures, which comes in a dish with dry ice. You should also try the White Chocolate Mousse and the Yuzu Mousse.