Aneton

Price guide: Expensive

Stratigou Lekka 19, Maroussi, Athens, 15122

Price guide: Expensive

Dining Room

By Rachel Howard, your Athens expert

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#4 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Athens
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, People watching, Romance, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Aneton

Deconstructed Modern Greek in deliciously retro surroundings.

Now with his own TV show, Vassilis Kallidis is a young pioneer of nouvelle Grecque cuisine. Inspired by travels around Greece, Kallidis gives traditional flavours a modern twist. Every dish is presented with panache and the menu has a sense of humour and adventure. Look out for new dishes using Greek truffles this autumn and a 'Best of Aneton" menu for Christmas.

Food and drink: 

The seasonal menu changes every month.  A typical summer menu will feature cream of wild artichokes with sheep’s yoghurt, lime and herb oil, spring rolls with kaseri cheese, smoked cured beef and sundried fig chutney, fried chickpea croquettes with a lemon white tarama dip, sardine souvlaki with lime and fennel tzatziki, and grilled pork loin with fresh oregano and feta sauce. It’s all beautifully presented and gratifying rather than trying too hard. Desserts are experimental but can be disappointing, with a tendency to puree everything to baby-food consistency. 

Recommended dishes: 

With a menu that changes so frequently, I have a different favourite dish every time I go.

Ambience: 

Designed to feel like a 1960s movie set, with orange walls, mismatched vintage furniture, and a Bossa Nova soundtrack. It’s a cosy, if somewhat self-conscious set-up, lifted by the bustle from the open kitchen.

 

Service: 

Extremely slick, under the watchful eye of maitre d’ and co-owner Dimitris Fotopoulos.

 

Location: 

Awkward. I got lost the first time I tried to find Aneton in the residential backstreets of Maroussi, a suburb in northern Athens. But the food is well worth the effort.

 

Price advice: 

At least €50 per person. Although it’s expensive, you won’t resent paying a lot for food this good.

Tables to book: 

Competition is fierce for the dozen-odd tables, so book early and accept whatever table you’re given graciously.

More information on Aneton:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Greek, Mediterranean, Modern
Address:
Stratigou Lekka 19, Maroussi, Athens, 15122
Telephone:
+ 30 210 806 6700
Website:
http://www.aneton.gr
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
8.30pm-midnight Mon-Sat. Closed Sun.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Gourmet, celebrity chef

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