On the lively Valtetsiou pedestrian Street in Exarcheia in the heart of Athens, a beautiful courtyard welcomes you to its green surroundings. With a name that, for many, brings a favourite memory game to mind, Yiantes restaurant is the ideal choice for a chat, wine and –why not?– a game with friends.
The voices of the customers reach as far as the pedestrian street beckoning you in to this beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Sit at one of the white tables and get ready to enjoy modern Greek cuisine in a friendly environment.
Browsing through the menu, you will notice that many of the dishes are prepared with organic products which emphasises the restaurant's philosophy of using quality and carefully selected ingredients. With imagination and passion, the dishes introduce you to traditional Greek flavours with a modern presentation.
You won't be able to resist the fava with spring onion and capers, the smoked mackerel with black-eyed pea salad and marjoram and louisa vinaigrette, the fresh sardines with potato, white wine and fresh thyme, the dolmades with lemon cream, the taramasalata with rustic bread, the turkey burgers with steamed vegetables and the mushroom and parmesan risotto.
Naturally, the different day's specials enrich the already interesting menu making it even harder to choose. It goes without saying that all of this is only complete with some decent wine, which Yiantes can provide from its up-to-date wine list.
You cannot leave this lovely courtyard without trying one of the delicious desserts. We recommend you go for one of the chocolate cakes, flaky millfeuille with vanilla-chocolate ice cream and biscuit sauce or the sweet treat of the day.
Yiantes has also added a cocktail bar to its atmospheric courtyard, where you can sample some very interesting drinks.