Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

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Locally-sourced Contemporary Greek Food at the Herodion Hotel

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.

 

Point A Herodion

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

 

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.

Herodion Atrium Lunch

Herodion Atrium

Herodion Lunch

Herodion Atrium Menu

 

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!

 

Herodion Soup

 

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.

 

Herodion Atrium Salad

 

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.

 

Herodion Atrium Orzo

 

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

 

Herodion Atrium Dessert

 

Don’t miss out on Sunday lunches at the Herodion’s Atrium restaurant. The menu changes each week with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

 

Atrium is open everyday from 10:00

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.

    • 27 March 2017 / 7:49 pm

      The menu changes every week! 🙂

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