There are restaurants where we get delighted with the food (the Roof Garden is one of those) and there are restaurants where also the soul gets enchanted (in the Roof Garden this also happens!). The restaurant at the top of the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens is one of those places that make you want to come back, not only because of the gastronomic experience and the impeccable service, but also due to the great ambience and breathtaking views.
In the three nights we stayed in Athens we had dinner on the Roof Garden and all the dishes chosen were delicious. The tender meats, the freshest fish and sea fruits, pasta and risotto cooked to perfection. The desserts were a delight and the recommended wines never disillusioned.
Now imagine such a positive experience with the city of Athens and, particularly, the Acropolis as a backdrop. It is, quite simply, breathtaking.
The menu, from Chef Asterios Koustoudis, has drawn inspiration from the Mediterranean cuisine that he reinterprets with a note of modernity, combining ingredients of the highest quality with the most rigorous technique. The proud presented dishes can be harmonized with a selection of wines (under the direction of sommelier Evangelos Psofidis) where the major wine regions of the world are represented. The wine list of the GB Roof Garden Restaurant earned the “Best Award of Excellence 2015” attributed by the prestigious magazine Wine Spectator, award conquered for the past three years.
Notwithstanding all that has been said, the figures in the Menu are perfectly fair and even if you are not a guest at the Grande Bretagne, if you are visiting Athens the Roof Garden is most certainly the place to go.
(All the photos above are courtesy of Hotel Grand Bretagne)
GB Roof Garden
at Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Str. Vasileos Georgia A, 1
Syntagma Square, Athens
105 64, Greece
Phone: +30 210 3330000