Food and drink
This is a good spot to sample regional specialties like sofrito (veal steak in wine sauce) from Corfu, or lamb with mastello cheese from Sifnos. There’s a huge array of ladera (literally ‘dishes cooked in oil’). But don’t worry: nothing is overly greasy.
I usually go for fresh fish roasted with tomato, garlic and oregano, along with steamed vegetables simply dressed in delicious olive oil. Or a comforting chickpea stew or bean soup in the winter.
A black-and-white movie set circa 1960. Vintage prints of Athenian landmarks hang above the wood-panelled walls. Loyal regulars range from MPs to local shopkeepers. It’s very popular for discreet business lunches.
Waiters are fast and friendly. And they never lose their cool, even in the hectic lunch rush.
As central as its name suggests. An oasis of calm screened from the screaming traffic of Stadiou Street. Hidden in an arcade off Kolokotroni Street, most people pass it by without realising what they’re missing.
Great value. About €20 a head.
Tables to book
It gets very busy at midday, but you’ll probably find a seat in the spacious dining room without booking.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers