When in Athens – In August – Dine as an Athenian
Best Summer Tables in Athens NOW
Written By Lena Harizopoulos
Spending 48 hours in Athens before island hopping? Are you a local stuck in the city wondering where to dine al fresco along with a couple of cocktails ?
These are the city’s best tables now, for lunch and dinner:
Best Lunch In the city centre:
Papadakis Seafood restaurant, Kolonaki
Papadakis is located in the heart of Kolonaki, downtown Athens.
It is the perfect summery Greek lunch in the heart of Athens especially after shopping.
Here you will savor the essence of modern Greek sea food dishes along with some fab souma (the equivalent of the Italian grappa)
Piece de resistence: The bread with the taramosalata they serve as a welcome
Go for: The Grilled shrimps, the sea urchin salad, the assortment of clams, any of their salads.
Best Lunch next to the sea
Papaioannou Akti Koumoundourou 42 Piraeus, 21 0422 5059
This is a not to be missed spot especially just before sunset.
Your table will be touching the water while you will be savoring the city’s top seafood delicacies.
Go for: It baby tomato salad, the grilled fish, the sea urchin salad and the oysters
Piece de resistance: The desserts
Best Lifestyle Restaurant for dinner
Cash Oozora, 54 Deligianni St. Kifissia Athens. +30 21 2100 4772
A brand new menu that has debuted 2 weeks ago and exceeds all expectations, oozora is by far the city’s most cosmopolitan garden to dine and enjoy premium cocktails at the moment.
Piece de resistance: The foie Gras dim sum
Go for: The baby tempura fried calamari with the green beans salad and the king crab
Best Greek Dinner in the city
When in Athens, Dine as an Athenian….
Aleria is located where the gastronomical heart of Athens beats – at Metaxourgeio – a quite urban area that has got loads to offer when it comes to dining.
Here you will be tasting Greek revisited cuisine along with some pretty good wines.
Piece de resistance: The Aleria building – its unique dining rooms – the back garden
Go for: The feta cheese crème brulee, the mackerel, the pastitsio and the roasted lamb