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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Athens

Natasha Giannousi-Varney | January 09, 2018

Long day out and about? There is relief in knowing that after a delightful dinner, your comfortable bed is just a couple of floors away. As an added bonus, most of the following hotel restaurants offer spectacular views, although in all cases the wow factor stems from the tasteful dishes and impeccable presentation of Greek and international cuisine.


King George Athens

Why it made the list

A rooftop establishment that gets top marks for its culinary accomplishments, and where the views complement rather than overshadow the gourmet experience. Tudor Hall is a restaurant for special occasions, with an aristocratic, crème beige interior, an impressive chandelier as decorative centerpiece and a terrace facing the Greek Parliament and of course the Acropolis. However, what really stands out is its Greek cuisine with a modern take of traditional dishes such as ‘sofrito’ and ‘giachni’ made with absolutely fresh seasonal ingredients, which means that the menu is constantly evolving.

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AthensWas Hotel

Why it made the list

The menu at the rooftop Sense Fine Dining restaurant might be small, but the execution of the complex and beautiful-looking dishes is impeccable. In fact, some eclectic mains look like Miro paintings, and the tastes are sumptuous. Servings are minimalist, as in most haute cuisine restaurants, with high end ingredients. The Parthenon is at arms’ length from some of the tables and booking is necessary especially for the terrace tables with perfect views. Closed on Mondays. Open for casual lunch only on Sundays.

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Electra Palace

Why it made the list

A gourmet dinner with a Michelin mention in the heart of the quaint Plaka neighborhood. The Roof Garden at the Electra offers dishes made of good quality ingredients, a view to the Acropolis rock beyond the hotel pool and a good mix of Greek and international cuisine. Attire is smart casual and the restaurant is open from 7:30 to 12:30 pm with last orders being taken by 11.30 pm. Reservations required.

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Wyndham Grand Hotel

Why it made the list

Wyndham’s standout restaurant is aptly named Above to reflect its location on the 9th floor of the hotel, next to the decked pool area with the scenic views. You can try the Mediterranean tapas and mains and later have a cocktail at the bar. Ask for the daytime menu if you come earlier in the day. A late evening reservation will make you appreciate even better just how beautifully lit and atmospheric this bar restaurant is.

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Athens Hilton

Why it made the list

A few years ago Milos restaurant landed on the Hilton’s ground floor straight from Manhatttan, where chef Costas Spiliadis started the acclaimed restaurant chain specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. At Milos, you will choose to have fish, accompanied by specially selected Greek wine. You are in seafood mecca, after all, so do try the excellent raw seafood bar, the lobster or the daily catch from the sea.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

Why it made the list

You are in one of Athens’s best hotels (if not the best) and the quality of the rooftop restaurant experience reflects this (probably the prices as well). The stunning Acropolis views are ever present at the GB Roof Garden, and it is worth booking earlier than usual to enjoy the unforgettable sunset hues. The chef here is a fan of the slow cooking method, to bring out all the flavors of his fine raw materials. Attire is smart casual, so no flip flops or shorts.

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Herodion Hotel

Why it made the list

Point A is the elegant rooftop restaurant at the Herodion. With the Italian design furniture Alias strategically placed to face the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, you will enjoy the spectacular views as well as the imaginative rendition of traditional Greek cuisine at (not always the case) affordable prices. Weather permitting, of course; luckily on chilly nights, blankets will be provided by the helpful personnel for a cosy experience. Open May to October, 7pm to midnight.

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