Sunday lunch at Herodion Hotel Athens

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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.

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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.

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Club Elsewhere - The World's Travel Diary edited by Rosie Bell - A guest post by Lara Olivia Miss Portmanteau - Herodion Hotel Athens-Atrium Lunch

Club Elsewhere - The World's Travel Diary edited by Rosie Bell - A guest post by Lara Olivia Miss Portmanteau - Herodion Hotel Athens-Atrium Lunch

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.

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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.

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However, my favourite dish was the main course of shrimp orzo pasta. The big juicy prawns and silky tomato sauce went down all too easily. This is serious comfort food. Despite the generous portions, we finished everything.

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Finally, for dessert, we enjoyed beautiful pears baked in red wine with yoghurt. Delicious, and a real hit on my Instagram.

Atrium is open every day from 10:00. Find them at Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece. Call +30 21 0923 6832 or email herodion@herodion.gr. Don’t miss out on Sunday lunches at the Herodion’s Atrium restaurant. The menu changes each week with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

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This article was written by Lara Olivia and originally appeared on MissPortmanteau.com. Follow her adventures on Instagram.Club Elsewhere publishes travel and lifestyle design guides. Work with us here.

 

 

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