Long before Santorini became known as one of the world’s most popular destinations, Oia was a small village with 306 inhabitants, located at the northern edge of the caldera. Lauda, Oia’s first restaurant, was built on this rock in 1971 and it was the place where locals gathered to discuss and enjoy their drinks, the place with the village’s only telephone.
Today, Lauda Restaurant is committed to honoring the history and tradition of this unique place while welcoming couples from all over the world to Feel The Romance, admiring the breathtaking views and taste unique flavors. Using only exceptional local ingredients and our devotion to the volcanic soil, the native grapes, the aromas, and the colors of Santorini, we oﬀer you an authentic gastronomic experience being one of the best Restaurants in Santorini.
Emmanuel Renaut, the Chef and founder of Flocons de Sel, the legendary 3 Michelin Starred restaurant and member of the “Grands Chefs” Relais & Châteaux and “Grandes Tables du Monde”, belongs to a “new generation of chef who re-invent the local products with malice”. The chief redactor of the Guide Michelin Juliane Caspar qualifies his style of “very subtle” and find his compositions very “surprising and harmonious”. Leading the kitchen of the first restaurant in Oia, Emmanuel, together with the talented Chef de Cuisine George Dospras, could prepare anything less than a Menu based on the unique island’s produce.