Eating Out in Athens: A Guide to Unique Restaurants, Experiences

Athenians love eating out and usually it is necessary to book a table in advance in the most quoted restaurants. Connoisseurs of food and wine, they are also severe critics and a restaurant’s fame is spread by word of mouth. A new discovery quickly becomes popular as long as the standards are good. Some locales, like Kiku and Abreuvoir,  have a faithful and longstanding clientele, whilst other are preferred for taking important guests out, like Tudor Hall, Milos, Orizontes Lykavittou and Spondi. Specific cuisines with fresh fish like Rafale or Varoulko Seaside attract fans of the respective variety, whilst  Funky Gourmet or Hytra are often chosen for special events. In all restaurants, special attention is paid to guests, who always leave with the best impressions. Quality cuisine, interesting suggestions, expert service and friendly atmosphere create an overall positive vibe, which makes for happy and returning customers.  The personnel will gladly explain in detail anything you might want to know about the menu and will ensure that your culinary experience remains memorable. Often the owner will start a conversation with individual clients, creating a personal approach and confirming that everything is to your satisfaction. In Greece recommendation is all important, so good impressions are always paramount. 



Kiku Japanese restaurant in Kolonaki, since 1993, is the first authentic Japanese restaurant in Athens, and over the years has brought the spirit of Japanese gastronomic culture closer to the public. Simplicity, high aesthetics of presentation...  Read More



If you like fresh fish, definitely book a table at Rafale restaurant, located in enchanting Laimos, Vouliagmeni. The General Manager Dimitris Pantazis, with his forty year experience, selects the fish personally and makes sure of the excellent...  Read More



Lycabettus hill is the highest peak of Athens, overlooking the city and with a panoramic view. Considered one of the most romantic places, it offers a spectacular view which extends from the Acropolis to Piraeus. Orizontes restaurant, situated...  Read More



Abreuvoir is definitely a top choice for eating out in Athens. Since 1965 when the restaurant first opened, its fame has spread amongst Athenian and visiting connoisseurs of French cuisine. Situated in a cool, shady garden during the summer and...  Read More



It was in 1987 when Varoulko restaurant was born in Piraeus. Along with it came a new style of seafood cooking created by Lefteris Lazarou. Lazarou was the first chef in Greece to cook a seafood menu at a fine dining restaurant and to introduce...  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



Famous Tudor Hall restaurant on the 7th floor of prestigious King George hotel, overlooking Syntagma square and with a wonderful view of the city, offers a superb experience of authentic Greek seasonal dishes with a modern twist. The innovative...  Read More



Hytra restaurant, popular for its creative cuisine and awarded with a Michelin star and Toque d¢or, recently moved to the sixth floor of the Onassis Cultural Center. In accordance with the demands of the times, this excellent dining...  Read More



Funky Gourmet is a small restaurant with a warm and inviting environment, that can accommodate up to thirty people in the main dining area and up to fourteen in its separate private dining section. The two chefs express their personal concept of...  Read More



Spondi is one of the most awarded restaurants in Athens with international acclaim. Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, this exquisite locale is a reference for Athenians and all over the country. The menu adapts to fresh seasonal produce...  Read More


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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