Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Athens Offer the Best of Local Produce

Athenian farm to table restaurants include some of the best in town, whose owners have realized the importance of guaranteed fresh produce and many employ scouts who search for the best products all over the country. Combining  more ‘primitive’ products with haute cuisine to create succulent dishes is a challenge which many chefs find intriguing and the results are always pleasantly surprising. Greek cuisine has been reinvented in recent years with humble dishes like beans and lentils becoming fashionable and granny’s recipes have been promoted to gourmet levels.

Dinner at Milos restaurant at the Athens Hilton is considered a unique gastronomic experience, with top chef Kostas Spiliadis creating simple but excellent dishes with some of the best products from all over Greece. At Electra Palace  the Roof Garden restaurant not only offers one of the best views in town, but also exclusive cuisine.   Mani Mani, close to the Acropolis Museum, specializes in dishes and products from the area of Mani in the Peloponnese, with ingredients cultivated and farmed locally.   Cretan specialties at Katsourbos, a favorite hangout in Pangrati, tastes from all over Greece at Fanaki in the suburb of Melissia, fresh ingredients direct from the Margi Farm at Malabar, delicious Greek specialties made with seasonal, local products and some surprises at Seychelles, Dishes which have made history and excellent gastronomic creations at Xrysa-Xrysa, Delicious traditional dishes with products directly from Crete at Eros-Iros, Specialties with products from the island of Naxos at Musique Cafe.

Musique Cafe
Photo courtesy of Musique Cafe

Musique Cafe in Pangrati, with specialties from the island of Naxos, has already become popular in just over a year when it first opened, with a menu which is continuously renewed with tasty surprises. The modern, industrial style space which...  Read More


Katsourbos is a small traditional Cretan restaurant in Pangrati which serves home made mammas cuisine prepared with ingredients straight from local producers. The decor is simple and essential, with an old grocers fridge, a large antique mirror,...  Read More

Eros Iros

Eros Iros is the only restaurant in Athens exclusively with cuisine from the mountain region of Chania Crete. Traditional, authentic, without experiments of any kind. Most of the ingredients are shipped from Crete from small, local producers and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Seychelles

Seychelles restaurant in the center of Athens, in the downtown neighborhood of Metaxourgeio is a pleasant surprise and became immediately popular on opening. The attraction of the place is not the exotic tastes as one would imagine judging from...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Fanaki

Fanaki, in the northern suburb of Melissia, is a small traditional restaurant (also known as "kafenio") serving simple, authentic dishes accompanied by ouzo, raki or Greek wine. All products are from all over the country and arrive daily from...  Read More

Xrysa Xrysa
Photo courtesy of John Calivas

Xrysa-Xrysa, located in Petralona, is a restaurant with a long history. For many years Xrysa Protopapa, the first well known Greek chef with great experience in Greek and Greek-Creative cuisine, has presented dishes which have made history and...  Read More

Mani Mani, close to the Acropolis Museum, is a restaurant inspired by the owners birthplace of Mani in the Peloponnese, from where many of the ingredients used to prepare the menu are obtained. Small farms and producers in the region provide...  Read More

Electra Palace Roof Garden restaurant is the top choice in Plaka, the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, easy to reach and utterly enjoyable, both for the breathtaking view and for the exclusive cuisine, prepared by chef Petros...  Read More


Milos Restaurant created by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis at the Athens Hilton is one of the world?s best Greek restaurants, respecting traditional values and techniques and using exclusively seasonal and local products. Suppliers are chosen...  Read More

Photo courtesy of The Margi

Malabar restaurant at The Margi Hotel, situated on the Athenian Riviera, offers a remarkable gastronomic experience with a menu based on fresh, high quality ingredients produced on The Margi Farm. Talented executive chef Panayotis Giakalis...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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