The Herodion Hotel sits right at the foot of the Acropolis. It has two award-winning restaurants run by the same kitchen: the popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant Point A and the ground-floor restaurant Atrium, which is open year-round. You can read my review of Point A here.
Over the last few years, the hotel has been seriously stepping up its gourmet game. Each year the menu is revised. They keep the most popular dishes and introduce some new and unexpected items. It also provides talented chefs Manolis Mavrigiannakis and Marios Pirpiridis with the opportunity to keep developing and challenging their creativity. All ingredients are locally sourced and carefully selected to give customers a taste of Greece.
Sunday lunch at Atrium
I came to Herodion’s Atrium Greek Bistrot to try their new Sunday set menu. The concept is a five-course menu family or sharing style at your table.
For example, the first course, a delicious carrot velouté soup, comes in a large pan with a ladle rather than individual bowls. The soup had hints of ginger and orange, bright and refreshing. I had a few servings!
Next, came a basket of tempura vegetables with raita dip, similar to tzatziki. In addition, we were served a fresh salad of rucola, pumpkin, honey and anthotyro cheese.
Finally, for dessert, we enjoyed beautiful pears baked in red wine with yoghurt. Delicious, and a real hit on my Instagram!
Atrium is open everyday from 10:00. Find them at Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece. Call +30 21 0923 6832 or email herodion@
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