The Restaurant

With fresh ingredients grown in Corfu and caught from the Ionian Sea, we invite you to join us on a delicious, culinary journey.

Opening hours

May - October
09:00 - 24:00


Using locally sourced products, we have created dishes inspired by Corfiot ingredients and traditions. see sample menu


elegant, sensual and contemporary

Home orders

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The White House Holiday Experience is defined by salt, sea and good food, as much as, it is about history, heart warming hospitality and the island of Corfu. Imagine yourself basking in the sunlight, listening to the Ionian Sea splashing at your feat whilst you awaken your sense of taste to our fresh seafood delicacies and white local wine.The White House Restaurant quite literally sits on the water’s edge overlooking Kalami Bay on the north east coast of Corfu. It is the lower ground level of the world famous White House, the Corfu residence of author, Lawrence Durrell.“We are committed to providing fine dining, to maintain an extensive wine cellar and offer the highest quality service”.

Our philosophy is to only use fresh local produce of the finest quality. This means that our menu is adjusted seasonally. Many of our dishes are based on traditional Corfiot recipes, handed down over the generations. Many of The White House dishes were particular favourites of the Durrells, thereby preserving our link with the rich history of the area.“Fish, caught daily from our own boat, seasonal vegetables and locally reared organic meat and poultry form the basis of all our dishes. To these we add expertise and love.”

Arrive by boat

If you are arriving by boat you are welcome to use our jetty that runs out-front of The White House Restaurant. We hope you will find the time to join us for lunch, dinner or cocktails in one of Corfu’s most picturesque and tranquil locations. During July and August we recommend you call us in advance if you would like to reserve a water front table.

Enjoy our flavours at your place!

Eat from the comfort of your own setting

Savor the taste of The White House at your place whether it’s your house, your garden, your yacht, one of the lovely beaches of Corfu or any other setting you and your guests would love to dine in.

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Meet the team

Lefteris Lazarou

The chef

The first greek chef awarded with one Michelin star Lefteris Lazarou is well-known for his creative cooking and seafood plates and has received many awards for "Best Greek Cuisine Restaurant". Lefteris Lazarou was born in Piraeus and was always meant for him to follow this course of life.He has traveled to many different countries and was initiated to their national cuisines. The turning-point in his career was the time he spent on boats cooking for people of different cultures, managing to fit Greek cuisine to their particular nutritional habits and tastes. Lefteris Lazarou has created for the first time in Greece innovative seafood dishes. During the past few years, Lefteris Lazarou has visited Argentina, Japan, U.S.A., as well as many European capitals in order to contribute to the promotion of Greek cuisine. In the United States of America he taught the Greek Cuisine in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In 2002 Lefteris Lazarou and his restaurant has been awarded with one Michelin Star, the top distinction that rates him along with the elite of chefs worldwide.

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Fantastic place to sit and have a drink or eat


We went twice. Great peaceful atmosphere. First we sat in the bar one evening on comfy bean bags watching the sun go down looking at Albania across the sea. We then decided to go back on our final evening for a meal and the food was superb. The ritsina was served in a fab little bottle. We ordered some when we got home! You must go! This is where the durrells lived and you’ll see why.

March 2020

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The White House Restaurant is much more than a restaurant. It’s an experience, a feeling...

Your memories in the making...Arrange your event wedding, anniversary, MICE and live The Wonderful Hospitality Rejoicing your senses

The emerald-blue sea colors, the beautiful sunset and many more. The White House Restaurant is the peak of your summer.