At the most advantageous spot in the centre of Athens, on Lycabettus hill, Orizontes Lycabettus restaurant offers the opportunity to get away from the noise and enjoy Greek gastronomy in all its splendour while taking in the magnificent panoramic view, from the Acropolis all the way to Piraeus and the Saronic sea.
In a space with authentically classic style and elegant luxury the Mediterranean gastronomic tradition is at its best –with a modern twist– based on traditional Greek recipes. Aromas and flavours adjusted to the environment and standard of the most beautiful "veranda" in Athens invite you to a unique, culinary experience.
Chef Nikos Kountouris has put together a very interesting menu featuring dishes inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine with some modern Greek touches. Some of the dishes that stand out include the bouillabaisse soup from cheeks of croaker with mussels cooked with vegetables, saffron and seafood broth (served with aromatic rice), the octopus marinated in olive oil and Mavrodafne cooked in sous vide with fava from Santorini, spinach sautéed, cherry tomatoes confit, caramelised onions and cuttlefish ink, and the fish fricassee, i.e. cheeks of croaker cooked in broth with julienne vegetables and chopped lettuce tied with lemon sauce.
Meat lovers should not miss out on the duck stew, i.e. duck breast with caramelised onions, baby potatoes, sweet potato puree, mushroom cream and sauce of ripe sweet tomatoes flavoured with cinnamon and bay leaf.
Round off your lunch or dinner with some of the sweet temptations on the menu. The thousand crusts pleasure (crushed millefeuille with diplomat cream, Madagascar vanilla, passion fruits and butter caramel) and the Bilingual baklava (crunchy crust with caramelised fruits and nuts with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and maple syrup served with kaimaki ice cream) are some of its must-try.