Food & Drink
Stumped for where to take your work colleagues for an out-of-office meeting? Looking for a restaurant that is on the right side of chic but not overly pricey? Papillon offers a cosy venue, inviting yet discreet, for informal, productive meetings that you’d want to stretch well into the evening!
An all-day bar & restaurant ...
Mercato introduces Sunday brunch from November 3 through to April, that luxurious meal between breakfast and lunch, a perfect fit for the late-to-bed, late-to-rise Mediterranean lifestyle, with a brunch menu that makes the weekend wait more than worth it!
On Sundays, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, spoil yourself for choice with an ex...
Eleni Kefalopoulou raises a glass to Greece’s indigenous whites.
The glorious Greek summer is here! A beautiful orange sun warming my back in Byzantine Monemvasia, a walk through Lefkes in Paros, the dry salty wind mixing with the aroma of indigenous flowers, a plunge into the tropical waters of Halkidiki, a coffee in the shad...
Alain Bossé, also known as the Kilted Chef, will be visiting Athens as part of Canada Day celebrations on July 1.
He has travelled the world from kitchens to convention centres sharing his expertise and love for buying and eating local ingredients. With his signature tartan kilt, proud Acadian heritage and undeniable flair for...
From classic spots you know and love to the Athenian Coast’s trailblazers, here is our compilation of dining options in Athens’ preferred summering destination, Vouliagmeni. They may be good-value-for-money, a reliable source of fun, or temples of fine dining – but they all define and capture Vouliagmeni’s classy spirit and island-in-the-...
Frida Kahlo inspired Coyoacan promises margarita moments and Mexican fare Coyoacan.
Named after Frida Kahlo’s birthplace, Coyoacan is recreated in Thisseio. Escape to this impressive Mexican hacienda, with its unique and imposing Frida murals, neon skulls and retractable roof. The highly Instagrammable spot offers authentic M...
Athens Insider reviews Cherchez la Femme!
Cherchez la Femme
Don’t let the French name fool you. Across from the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, a delightful Greek bistro transports you to more elegant times. Cherchez la Femme’s retro stylish decor and music provide the backdrop for traditional Greek meze di...
Zonars, the hangout of the well-heeled since the ‘30s, has been rechristened to Athenée, but retains every bit of its retro glamour.
Almost as old as the Parthenon (established in 1939), the historic glamour and charm of Zonars has been restored and elevated to make it the ultimate downtown Athens spot. Chef Nikos Sklir...
Elena Panayides rounds up some of the city’s hottest restaurants that tick off all the right boxes: good food, good wine, good vibes, guaranteed good times!
Cherchez la Femme
Don’t let the French name fool you. Across from the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, a delightful Greek bistro transports you to more elegant t...
Looking for a world-class bowl of pho or Gỏi cuốn? With Athens’ giddy food revolution in overdrive, we sample the most eligible Vietnamese outpost to sate your cravings for sunnier, spicier cooking - Madame Phu Man Chu.
A Vietnamese restaurant that manages to capture the magic of its rather original name, serving up a small bu...
With so many Lenten treats on offer, the 40-day pre-Easter abstinence feels more like indulgence than penance. Here’s Insider’s guide to navigating Lenten dos and don’ts.
For Greeks, even fasting is all about food! In fact, it reflects the rich culinary repertoire of the country, relying heavily on seasonal veggies and the bou...
Greeks do not need much encouragement to eat meat. And neither do we! The tradition of "tsiknopempti" - literally Thursday Grill - is very much alive in Greece in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about this special day.
When does it take place?
On the Thursday of the second week of Carnival. In 2019, tsiknopempti falls ...