RESTAURANTS & BARS RESTAURANTS & BARS

RESTAURANTS & BARS

THE WHITE

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FINE DINING - MENU DEGUSTATION (ADULT LIFE)

It’s all about the whites of Greece with a view to the blue hues of the sea. Named after color white, the restaurant ideally located at the lobby level offers a selection of menus degustation celebrating beloved world cuisines from France, Italy and Greece prepared by masters, enjoyed on a magnificent sea-blue terrace. Fine seafood and a taste of the Mediterranean are served at an incredible location which stirs the emotions. Choose between ‘White Tasting’, ‘Degustazione Bianco’ and ‘Degustation Blanc’ - three unique gastronomy concepts created around seasonal ingredients and infused with ethnic overtones.

The Wine Cellar compliments the taste with superior fine wines that are served in a magnificent ambience with to-die-for views. Order wine by the glass or bottle, while sampling succulent bar snacks.

Highlight: Panoramic sunset of the island: the sun dives into the Cretan Sea, home of the island’s mythical background.

Note: The White caters for guests over 12 years old.

ΟPERATING HOURS (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Dinner: 19:00-22:30. High Season

VENTANAS IL MAR

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ALL DAY DINING AND WINE CELLAR MEDITERRANEAN BUFFET RESTAURANT

Our windows to the sea, the name of our elegant Mediterranean buffet-style restaurant with theme nights and stunning views over Rethymno Town and the Cretan Sea. Offering superior all-day dining with international appeal, White Palace features traditional Greek and Cretan dishes and extends to the rest of the world. Culinary options range from Mediterranean dishes of delectable quality to a menu of global scale. Guests will appreciate the opportunity to dine al fresco on the wide terrace overlooking the pool and the infinite sea.

A generous buffet-style breakfast - including Cretan Corner, healthy and vegetarian options and an extensive international buffet with Mediterranean overtones for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don't miss specialty dishes on themed evenings. Kids free dining and children's menu are also available. 

OPERATING HOURS
Breakfast: 07.15-10.30, Lunch: 12.30-14.30, Dinner: 18.30-21.30

TAVERNAKI

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GREEK A LA CARTE RESTAURANT

It's all Greek to you, in this contemporary style "Tavernaki". It's Meze & Ouzo time with warm bread, olive oil and oregano. Here, the food is authentic and delicious, and the service is impeccable but relaxed. Savour imaginative cuisine with your loved ones as you dine overlooking the Cretan Sea while nature stages its sunset theatre.

OPERATING HOURS
Breakfast: 08:00-11:00 – available only for residents of Yali Collection (reservations required), Lunch: 13:00-15:00, Dinner: 19:00-22:30 (reservations required, high season)

FICO D'INDIA

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ITALIAN A LA CARTE RESTAURANT & ALL DAY ESPRESSO BAR

Fico d'India defines Italian poolside lounging. With a refined atmosphere and an exquisite a la carte menu of authentic Italian cuisine, this unique All-day Pool Bar Restaurant is lounging at its finest. After sunset, Fico d'India evolves into a relaxed, chill out venue. Enjoy delicious Italian flavors in the al fresco dining area and live entertainment or allow relaxing music to soothe your mind. Lay-back with your favorite espresso or try the unique Italian drinks at the heart of the resort, ideal place to meet-up and enjoy the spirit of the White Palace from a seat of luxury.

OPERATING HOURS (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Lunch: 12.30-17.00, Dinner: 19.00-23.00
All Day Espresso Bar Coffee experience: 10.30 – 24.00

NEW GUEST RESTAURANT 2022

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VEGETARIAN & VEGAN A LA CARTE RESTAURANT

The philosophy of Veganism/Vegetarianism combined with first-class fine dining by the sea.

Healthy, easy and modern vegan & vegetarian recipes from our green kitchen. Flavorful plant-based dishes, meatless but nutritional meals, we have designed diets richly diverse that follow the ethical way of living. Lighten up your table with gluten and lactose free options and don't miss out on the benefits: A cuisine low on fat containing a good array of vitamins, minerals, magnesium and fibre.

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just fancy trying something different, we’ve got a selection of must-try dishes.

OPERATING HOURS (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Dinner: 19:00-22:30. High Season (weather permitting)

ASIA WHITE

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ASIA A LA CARTE RESTAURANT

On the gourmet promenade you will find a little Asian treat, right next to the waves. Asia a la carte restaurant is a fine-dining concept in the White Palace’s now-12-strong restaurant portfolio. Savour an inspiring exotic menu and your palate will be pleasantly awakened to a whole new world of flavours. Don’t miss a unique Asian restaurant just a dumpling’s throw away from the shore. 

OPERATING HOURS (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Dinner: 18:30-22:30

WINE LIBRARY

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Wine Tasting Room where, with the consultancy of our sommelier, you may taste exceptional wines from a vast variety of local & international wine etiquettes.

CREPERIE – GELATERIA

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JUICES & SMOOTHIES BAR

“I scream for ice-cream…” Need a pick-me-up after a dip in the sea? Treat yourself to a warm crepe filled with your favorite cream flavor or enjoy gelato, a fruit "granita", or Greek-style café frappe at the Gourmet Promenade. Refreshments are served  from morning to sunset at a stylish all-white waterfront setting.

OPERATING HOURS
Crepes & Gelatos: 10.30-18.00

PÂTISSERIE & CHOCOLATERIE

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Calling all chocoholics! Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of the heavenly chocolate creations whipped up at this dreamy pastry shop. Ideally located next to the Resort’s lounges, its delectable array of treats includes dessert breads, pastries, cakes, a candy bar and a selection of low-calorie temptations for guilt-free indulgence. Delight in the unique masterpieces created by our chefs driven by a passion to create the perfect pastry.

OPERATING HOURS
Chocolates, Pastries & Candies: 10:30-14:30 & 18:30-22:30

4 BARS

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SUNSET LOUNGE BAR
A dazzling cosmopolitan bar that radiates the charm and luxury of the Resort. Sunset Lounge Bar surveys a view of spectacular scenery along the Rethymno Riviera and the famous Cretan sunset. Sit beneath the elegant dome, or step outside to simply soak-up the atmosphere at the elevated seafront terrace by enjoying cocktails and selected beverages like traditional Cretan Sarantadendri “forty herbs”. Operating Hours: 10:30 - 01:00

"LONG" BEACH BAR
An elevated experience by the shore for all-day entertainment. The music sets the mood in sync with the breezy sounds of the seawater, transforming the atmosphere from a relaxing chill out lounge where you can sip innovative cocktails and exotic drinks to an upscale setting filled with live events and breathtaking bashes. Operating Hours: 10:30 - 24:00

FICO D'INDIA - ALL DAY ESPRESSO BAR
Relax with your favorite espresso or try the unique Italian drinks at the heart of the Resort, ideal place to meet-up and enjoy the spirit of the White Palace from a seat of luxury. Operating Hours: 10:30 - 24:00

NEW FAMILY POOL BAR
A brand-new concept of family swimming in the heart of the resort. Experience the contemporary vibe of the bistro and enjoy carefree and relaxing moments while sipping on a refreshing drink. A vibrant spot for the whole family not to be missed!

LATE NIGHT SNACK

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7 days a week lounge and dine with coffee, pastries, light bites and innovative cuisine.

OPERATING HOURS
Available in our Sunset Lounge Bar (served after 23:00).

LIGHT FARE BY THE POOL

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Enjoy hearty and simple favorites, like scrumptious sandwiches and baguettes, tempting hamburgers and tortillas, special snacks, all prepared with the freshest ingredients from an a la carte menu.

OPERATING HOURS
Snacks & Light Lunch: 10.30-17.00

SNACKING

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During the day we tempt you with a choice of canapés, sandwiches, from a Cretan, Asian & Italian selection.
 

SPECIAL DINING

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What better place to celebrate special moments at private functions watching the best sunset on Crete?

Create and customise your own dining experience, prepared and served in a location of your choice. From sunset cocktails to a private dining by the beach or a special celebration…

Special Requests
White Palace offers a wide selection of dishes with thoughtfully crafted menus from the hotel’s expert culinary team. We are pleased to offer delicious, healthy dining options and can accommodate any special requests you may have. Please inform us in advance.

Our chefs will be happy to assist you with any special meal requirements:
- International delicacies can be specially imported for you, just let us know in advance
- Healthy diets can be created and special lunch baskets prepared

NOTE: Please inform the hotel staff in advance of any allergies or intolerances you may have. Our menu might contain traces of allergenic substances.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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DRESS CODE
Daytime: Resort Casual. Cover‐ups are required for breakfast and lunch. Footwear is required in restaurants & bars at all times.
Evening: Smart Casual. No beachwear or shorts in the evening. Gentlemen – long trousers are required in all restaurants & bars.
 
NOTE
Restaurants are subject to availability and weather conditions, reservation required except Ventanas il Mar.
Please inform the hotel staff in advance of any allergies or intolerances you may have. Our menu might contain traces of allergenic substances.

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