Eating Out – Kalami
The White House Restaurant
Those of a literary bent will be well aware of the significance in the life of author and dramatist, Lawrence Durrell of the little Corfiot village of Kalami on the north east coast. In his day it was a small fishing village but has now expanded to a modest holiday resort. It was the first place that we ever visited in Corfu and remains a firm favourite despite the development undertaken there.
The White House was once the home of Lawrence Durrell and is now one of four tavernas in Kalamii. It is, in our opinion, the best. It commands a stunning view across the bay and one can eat a superb meal whilst watching the coming and goings of small and not so small craft, or perhaps just take in the general ambience of this picturesque bay.
The restaurant, run by Daria and Tassos has been extensively refurbished. The food is excellent and despite not being the cheapest on the island, it is perfectly possible to have a substantial meal for a modest outlay. The service is excellent. The staff are well informed about what they are serving and will readily help with accurate descriptions of what is on offer.
There is plenty of parking nearby if you are visiting by car and plenty of mooring for those arriving by boat. The restaurant has its own jetty.