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“Amazing view, very good food”
Review of Labros

Labros
Ranked #12 of 58 Restaurants in Vouliagmeni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $56
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: When the Labros restaurant was built in 1889 Vouliagmeni was a very remote destination for Athenians. Meeting point for gourmets of the capital since the time of Charilaos Trikoupis… sign ‘’In the name of the Holy Trinity Sotirios years ΑΩΠΘ“(1889) reigns of George Trikoupi premiership. The approval on Eccl. Minister Panagiotis Manetta abbot council the Law of the Monastery Asomaton the Petrakis consisting of the Abbot Symeon this Korovesis ex Keratea Lavrio Monk and the Directors Artemije Tsirigoti monk Neophytos dour Monk (provisional) And Michael Monk Dionysius erected spends the monastery the first in the Vouliagmeni Vari Municipality Kropias cafe-restaurant two-storey building XXX rooms XXXII bath tubs constructed it to the bath tubs carriageway n route after the bridge.. Irrefutable, witness this centenary history is the marble slab that is embedded in the hall of the restaurant is a jewel and treasure together Luck and Gods will, but also the foresight of Louka Labrou, safeguarded this historical plate from many adventures and dangers, during a very unstable period of wars and occupations. But certainly, the most important risk presented during the German occupation and it is worth mentioning what happened then. In the mid 30’s, lessee of the building, owned by Petrakis Monastery is a Cephalonian named Avgerinos, an eccentric man, homogeneous from Ethiopia, where he served as secretary of Emperor Haile Selassie. Then in 1935 arriving in Vouliagmeni and entering the history of the restaurant are the brothers Loukas & Kostas Labrou. Coming from Kyriaki in Levadia the two brothers become partners of Aygerinos, in this secluded tavern at the end of the road leading to Lake Vouliagmeni. Vouliagmeni back then, is an ideal place of daily trips for the Athenians since at the time both cars and roads made a quite big trip. This is the peaceful, ” primitive ” era of Vouliagmeni until the time WWII begins. When the WWII reaches Greece the Labros brothers are of the first to dispatch for the front line. German invasion puts an end to resisting and starts the dark era of occupation. Loukas Labrou would walk days and nights back to a deserted Vouliagmeni. The other brother Costas, had returned earlier seriously wounded by Italian bullets in the battle of Permit. They return then both in their restaurant and their partner Avgerinos. But the Germans soon arrive and Vouliagmeni. The tavern is a unique place in dimensions and strategic location, in the bay of Vouliagmeni, and is the first building that is occupied. The German in charge ordered the immediate evacuation of the building, to be delivered empty with wide open doors and windows to the military administration. 9322_144015501985_140035341985_3133124_1893987_n The peace for the place ends as the Labrou brothers load everything they have in a truck in order to leave. The first concern of the Germans, a general distemper and some other repairs of the building. Only the marble sign on the wall reminds now of the peaceful tavern. Occupation and restoration threatens the sign which is the history of this place. This is at this point when the last loads are taken into the truck that Loukas Labrou tries to take the marble sign. He climbs on a ladder and takes the sign of, but due to its material, marble, its extremely heavy to carry out so he and his brother Costas, decide to take the marble sing to the basement and dig it there. The plate will remain the, until the end of WWII. The Labrou brothers will now go to Athens, where with hard work and effort will open a tavern in Monastiraki square in the corner of Hephaestus. After the departure of the Germans, and on December 4, 1944 in riots erupt the new tavern will be completely destroyed by fire. So Labros brothers are back to zero. Once again their effort and fortune is lost. But they don’t give up, they decide to return in Vouliagmeni. When they do they find out that the place is a ruin, a destroyed building lacking doors and windows. The two brothers (Aygerinos is old and has given his share to the brothers) with personal work and with little savings they had left, manage to restore the building’s old form. Of course do not forget the historical plaque sleeping in the basement. The dig and find it, clean it and place it in the old location. The white marble returns to Attica’s sky and the blue sea, so white that it’s doesn’t betray the dark years of occupation.1934267_166706521985_2055129_n The years will pass and the humble road will become a wide avenue, Vouliagmeni a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens and Labros Tavern will become best known for the fresh fish and prime location. The entire building is made of stone, part of which still survives. Labros family with many years in food industry knows the recipe for success. “The trends and habits may have changed, but one element remains constant nonnegotiable: the high quality of what we offer is the parameter that gives us added value, gaining customer confidence something that will establish you in the market.». Today, after a renovation that added beauty to the historic shop, the marble slab remains in the same place, identity and icon together, to commemorate the passing of an entire century. As Labros already in the second century of life of our ambition is to continue the tradition of good food, create new friends, offering quality and service.
San Antonio, TX
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“Amazing view, very good food”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

After swimming at Lake Vouliagmeni (across the street), we went to Lambros on the recommendation of a friend. The view is amazing. Although the indoor seating is excellent, most visitors opted for the outdoor seating, with the amazing views. The service was excellent. Menus were in Greek and English. My wife had fried shrimp, which was very fresh and delicious. I had a pork steak, which was very good, although the vegetables were overcooked ... likely of the frozen veggie variety. Our total, with beer, wine, bread, and cheese, was 42 euro.

Price-wise, be warned -- the seafood on the menu will cause "sticker shock" (prices 50 to 100 euro per kilo, depending on what you order. The table next to us ordered seafood (I think bream) which looked amazing, beautifully grilled on the outside. The waiter carved the fish, which was steaming on the inside, and provided servings to each person. So, while expensive, perhaps it's worthwhile to splurge a bit and share a fish with friends.

After you finish your meal, take a few moments to take a stroll on the walkway by the sea. It really is quite beautiful.

  • Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Wow!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We were invited by Greek friends and although a long way from Kolonaki from where we stayed it was a fantastic experience. The food was truly amazing (try melintzanosalata) and the fresh grilled kalamari!

Visited February 2014
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“Fantastic breathtaking view with excellent food !!! ”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We eat at this restaurant many years. You are right on the Saronic sea with one of the best views around the coast. We always have good times nice service and the best food especially the sea food. Their salad is huge and very fresh and the fish are exceptional. At the end of the dinner they offer desert.

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Thank Aikaterini P
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Glyfada
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“Very good, a bit pricey though”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

I took an American colleague to Lambros for lunch.
The location was perfect on a sunny day, we sat at the covered external porch with a view of the bay where people were water skiing or wind surfing.
Service was very good, verging on excellent.

The prawns as well as the fresh fish (one and a half pound bream) were excellent.

The ntakos salad and the aubergine dip salad were just OK.

The fries and the fried zuchini were very good and the white house wine was very good as well.

If the salads were something more creative, I would have given it five stars.The prices would seem reasonable if that was the case.

I would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Munster, Indiana
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“Fresh fish with a view”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I was introduced to Lambros by friends who are regulars. The fish is some of the freshest I have eaten during many visits to Greece. Diners make their fish selection from the display and the quantity is weighed before them. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. We always sit on the outdoor patio. The restaurant's location on the water with views of the sailboats and windsurfers is a perfect compliment to the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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