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“Fantastic”
Review of Botrini's

Botrini's
Ranked #8 of 151 Restaurants in Chalandri
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $83
Cuisines: Greek, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
São Paulo
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

It was a fantastic experience. The food was really well prepared and very original. It was something I´ve never tried before and there were so many different tastes, collors and textures.
The presentation was amazing.
The service was very good. The staff was friendly and there was always someone to help.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Nicole H
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  • English first
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English first
Athens, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“excellent choice for special occassions”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

may sound expensive that you pay 80euro for 2 people but you enjoy an excellent 3+course meal with fine wine in the best restaurant in Athens. the people are very friendly and with no attitude. the best food ever! enjoying and exploring every bite. the garden in the summer should be a plus

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Vasiliki458
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Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pricy restaurant but it's worth it for a special occasion”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

It is a restaurant that has high standards for service, The food was very good. The chef was awarded for the best restaurant in Greece this year (not for this restaurant). But Botrini's is also worth it.We ate outside, in the garden. The tables were made properly. The staff was very friendly and was explaining what exactly you were eating. The price is related to the high standard of food and service. It's worth to try it at least once. It's perfect for special occasions. I did not see the inside of the restaurant though, which is used in the winter.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank nantiak
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Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Could be Perfect”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Could be better. Really enjoyed their spaggeti as believe that this is his specialty. Botrini as a chef is much better than most Greeks believe. His TV show is ruining his reputation. Really enjoyed the veal. very good selection of wines as well. Waiters always there to help but not that experianced.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Kostas H
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Marathon, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic wine list, great value for money”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Hector Botrini is one of the best chefs in Greece today. One might call him controversial, as he has followed the “Kitchen Nightmares” trail of Chef Ramsey’s TV show, hosting the Greek version of the show.
But cooking is cooking, regardless of how much you like the personality of the chef. So lets get to the real thing.
Botrini’s Athens restaurant opened in the summer of 2011.
As expected, the menu is short, and is divided in two parts. The “a la carte” and the “set menu” part.
My companion and I both had the set BOE menu.
First: Coppa (capicollo) with melon and shrimp grilled on a metal plate (a la planca). The shrimp is hidden under the cone of coppa, sliced very thin. Wonderful combination of surf and turf, with the icy melon bringing you down to earth.
First: Corfu Fritura with feta cheese snow flakes and stuffed sardine. The inverted fragment of a cone on the left side is a “sponge” that has absorbed tomato juice. The ball to its right is made of “lavrak(i)”, or Mediterranean seabass, next to it is a shrimp, and then there is another ball of seabass, and two pieces of squid. You cannot see the stuffed sardine. On the right side you can see the “snow flakes” made of feta cheese. Overall, a tasty dish. I would have preferred to have less seabass and more stuffed sardines.
Second: Goat served with sea garlic cream, on a bed of koum kouat and sweet and sour “Mavrodafni” sauce. I particularly enjoyed the goat. Perfectly cooked, tender and moist.
Second: Bio Chicken. Cooked on a metal plate, deskinned, the bio chicken was juicy and tasty.
I would like to make a special mention to the somelier of the restaurant, who served excellent greek wines from producers who have small volumes and therefore are not available in the retail stores. And the wine was included in the price of the set menu!

Although the restaurant was busy on a Friday night, the service was excellent.
Overall, great value for money, the complete dinner for two costs less than a meal in an ordinary fish taverna.
I will definitely visit Botrini’s restaurant again!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Panathinaeos
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