Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

Modern Greek-inspired cuisine

The Herodion Hotel sits right at the doorstep of the Acropolis. Visit for incredible rooftop views and excellent food at its two restaurants, Atrium and Point A.

Over the last few years the Herodion Hotel in Athens has been stepping up its gourmet game, establishing the very popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant Point A and making exciting changes to its year-round restaurant Atrium. Point A takes its name from the Acropolis, its rooftop is the closest viewpoint to the ancient archeological wonder.

The changes are a reflection of the family-run hotel’s dedication to creating an outstanding contemporary restaurant that should be on the itinerary of every person visiting Athens. The pursuit of providing an unmissable gourmet experience inspired by authentic Greek and Mediterranean flavours and locally sourced ingredients began perhaps as a way through the economic crisis but has since taken on a life of its own.

Each year the menu is revised, maintaining the most popular dishes while providing talented chefs Manolis Mavrigiannakis and Marios Pirpiridis an opportunity for new creations. Returning clients will note the evolution of both restaurants, which continue to raise the bar year on year, receiving growing recognition from reviewers and critics. For example, check out this feature article from the Huffington Post.

The hotel also has an outstanding in-house mixologist, Lefteris Sofantzis, who mixes up the most original and incredible cocktails, best enjoyed from the rooftop or in the cosy surroundings of the winter garden. If cocktails aren’t your thing, he also knows everything about their wine list.

Point A Herodion

Acropolis views from Point A. Photo Credit: Point A Bar and Restaurant Facebook Page

 

Sunday Lunch at Atrium

Two Sundays ago I came to Herodion’s Atrium Greek Bistrot to try their new Sunday set menu. The concept is a five-course menu served in a family or sharing style at your table, allowing diners to serve and help themselves.

Herodion Atrium Lunch

Herodion Atrium

Herodion Lunch

Herodion Atrium Menu

The first course was a delicious carrot velouté soup, which was brought in a large pan with a ladle. The soup had hints of ginger and orange, bright and refreshing, of which I had a few servings!

Herodion Soup

It was followed by a basket of tempura vegetables with a delicious raita dip, similar to tzatziki, and a fabulous fresh salad of rucola, pumpkin, honey and anthotyro cheese.

Herodion Atrium Salad

The main dish was shrimp with orzo pasta in a tomato sauce. The big juicy prawns and silky tomato sauce went down all too easily. This is serious comfort food and despite the generous portions we finished it all.

Herodion Atrium Orzo

For dessert, we had beautiful pears baked in red wine with yoghurt, which was as delicious as it looks, and a real hit on my Instagram!

Herodion Atrium Dessert

Don’t miss out on Sunday lunch at the Herodion, with a changing selection of seasonal dishes each week.

Atrium is open everyday from 10:00

Point A re-opens for the 2017 season in May!

Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece.

+30 21 0923 6832     herodion@herodion.gr

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11 Comments

  1. 29 March 2017 / 9:40 pm

    That place looks so amazing! And that VIEW. so jealous!!

  2. 27 March 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Your pictures are phenomenal and this post has my stomach growling! How yum! I’ve never been to Greece but reading through your post makes me want to visit, especially this hotel cafe!

    • 28 March 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thank you! You should definitely visit Greece! Start with a weekend in Athens and then go see the amazing islands!

  3. 27 March 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Oh my word! What a beautiful atmosphere and that food looks delicious! I believe this will have to be added to my bucket list!

    • 27 March 2017 / 7:53 pm

      The hotel is really amazing, and it’s family run! In the summertime their rooftop restaurant has the best view of the Acropolis, as it’s right at it’s doorstep with fantastic food. It’s also the perfect location for a weekend trip to Athens. I’ll be writing up a blog post about that one day soon!

  4. 27 March 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I’d love to try and recreate that salad. Pumpkin and honey…WHO KNEW!? xoxo

    • 27 March 2017 / 7:51 pm

      I’m one of those honey on everything people… Truffle honey on camembert cheese, honeyed roast parsnips and carrots, honey glaze pork… I could go on forever. Also, sweet potato mash with maple syprup and lime! 😀

  5. 27 March 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Looks and sounds super delicious. I’m sure it was a great experience to enjoy lunch there! 🙂

  6. 27 March 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I’m not a shrimp person but the rest of the food sounded (and looked!) so delicious, especially the soup. I also really love the trees inside the restaurant.

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