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Popped in for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the high-quality food and good atmosphere - really enjoyed the experience and would recommend as a place for a great casual meal in the heart of Athens.
Great Greek Tapas food. Centrally located around where restaurants are.
Food was excellent, service was excellent. Can also get Gluten Free food.
Major CCs accepted, and English no problems.
Try the Beetroot and Orange salad. Very nice.
We had some salads, filets , meat balls and fries.
Salads are a bit too small but tasty. The filets where somehow a Little burned and not juicy. The meat balls and the fries were excellent and we ordered a lot because we could not...stop.
Service is friendly and the place is nice.More
The atmosphere was very nice and clean. The staff was both very friendly and helpful.
The food was small portions and okay. The calamari was rubbery but good flavor. The grilled chicken just grilled chicken. The fried cod was full of bones. My husband had...the special pork loin and loved it.
Being picky on my wine... the white house wine was worth the price for a bottle.More
Athens is the kind of place you could spend hours trying to settle on a spot so fair dos when you accidentally land somewhere decent. Small plates of fun and tasty delights, romantic setting, cheaper than a cocktail in soho house. This gaff is as...good a landing zone in el Grek as you’ll find. Have the meatballs cos they’re f*kn amazinMore
Nice decoration and design with good atmosphere. I think it’s ok for a drink, because it’s very nice and in a good street close to everything in Plaka and Monastiraki, but the food wasn’t good. Had cherry sour soda home made which was too sweet...(but the best of everything I had), smoked aubergine (diminute dish) which wasn’t very good and grilled talagani cheese with tomato chutney which was cold...(I guess if it had been hot it would be ok)....More
A little place, cozy and "casual"; it is a type of a "cafe restaurant" open all day long! We went for dinner and tasted small plates with Greek specialities like taramosalata, auberzine salad,...; we were also served an interesting sausage and a nice chocolate dessert....Interesting wine list but no whiskey(actually they had only Dimple and a JW, both rather faint. A place for breakfast or a light meal if you are around this part of the historic Centre of the City!More
I didn't know this restaurant-bar before. As I passed by with a friend I thought it would be a good experience to eat there and I wasn't disappointed. We ordered a yaourtlou-kebap and a green salad with a glass of red wine. Along came some...chunks of carob. Carob is the fruit of a tree which resembles to beans with a chocolate colour. All were very good, although a little pricey, but the shop is located in the touristic region of the city. The other clients as I saw were sipping their coffee or their drink.More
Bustling with energy.
I ordered a cherry tomato salad (roughly five euro) with sour mizithra (soft white cheese).
Mizithra cheese, often made with sheep or goat milk, is common in Greece and is similar to ricotta.
The salad came with a generous handful of cherry...tomatoes, kritamos, capers, and olives.
The olives were dehydrated, like a salty version of slightly larger raisins. They were cured to have the bitterness inhibited, so as not be overpowering, but characteristically present.
Kritamos is a local Greek vegetable. Mysterious, slender leaves the color of green olives, draping like long fingers from a stalk somewhat like that of a grape. It had a fragrance between that of an olive and that of lemon zest. Idiosyncratic, yet harmonious with tomato. Stands out it were topped onto the tomato, like scaffolding, giving the salad a visually appealing structure.
Buried underneath the tomato were hidden chunks of carob rusk. The carob is produced in southern parts of Europe and is a legume, a bean that in color resembles chocolate, which is at times replaced with carob in food from health food stores. The carob is at times ground into flour and made into rusks, as in our case. With a soft fragrance between that ofbread and chocolate, the carob crumbles were in large pieces roughly the size of cherry tomatoes. They were lightly sweetened to begin with, and became even more so after the balsamic vinegar used for seasoning the salad seeped into it.
Contrasting well with the carob rusk was the white, creamy mizithra with which it came. Texture was light enough to be not greasy, but thick enough to stand as something substantial on its own. Characteristic to mizithra cheese is the smell of goat milk from which it is made, though in this case it was rather gentle, and thus would be still appealing to even those who are not too fond of goat cheese.
Additionally I ordered a Greek coffee (roughly 4 euro), which was served in a classic silver cup, with complementary lukhoumi.
Greek coffee is similar to Turkish coffee. Originating in the 17th century, Greek/Turkish coffee is finely ground coffee that is boiled and frothed into a robust shot. What's considered a drug this coffee was even at one point banned in the Ottoman Empire.
Robust as it was, the bitterness as gentle as that of an unripe banana. The coffee was filtered just enough such that a thin layer of ground coffee still floated on top, like foam, but more grainy. It smelled faintly of wheat. Coffee was strong, but gentle. I finished the coffee sooner than I should have, discovering more ground coffee murking at the bottom, sliding like thick cocoa paste as I moved the cup.
Lukhoumi, also known as Turkish delight, was served along with the coffee. Also originating in Turkey in the 17th century, Lukhoumi is made with sugar, starch, and water and is often flavored with rosewater, as mine was. The transparency and pink hue were especially appealing.
From presentation to taste, everything was amazing.
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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.