The 2023 selection of the Athens MICHELIN Guide sees three restaurants receive One MICHELIN Star:
At this restaurant, led by chefs-owners Hervé Pronzato and Grigoris Kikis, typical Greek cuisine is influenced by France, Italy and even Asia, in a dynamic 15-course menu. The restaurant is an experience in itself, with a Japanese-style bar and open kitchen.
A newly-selected restaurant that astounded the Guide’s famously anonymous inspectors; directly earning it its first MICHELIN Star. This elegant eatery, located atop the King George Hotel and affording breathtaking vistas, offers high-quality, contemporary cooking orchestrated by chef Asterios Koustoudis.
Another newly-selected restaurant scoops its first star. Located in the mesmerizing The Margi Hotel, chef Panagiotis Giakalis offers modern fare, revealing delectable Mediterranean flavors in each dish, with sophistication and a farm-to-table philosophy.
All of the Starred restaurants from 2022 maintain their culinary distinction.
One restaurant receives a MICHELIN Green Star
Introduced in France in 2020, the MICHELIN Green Star aims to highlight restaurants at the forefront of sustainable practices, inspiring their guests but also their peers. This year, restaurant Patio joins Delta and Soil — which were awarded last year by the MICHELIN Guide inspectors. With its farm-to-table approach ensuring the use of the best local produce to enhance local recipes, and heartwarming Greek flavors, Patio knows how to make the difference and encourage diners towards sustainable gastronomy.
Two new Bib Gourmand restaurants were included by the famously anonymous inspectors
A firm favorite among foodies, the Bib Gourmand selection proposes establishments which offer tasty, high-quality and authentic food at a fair price:
Outside Athens’ crowded touristic area, in this informal eatery with an appealing open kitchen, chef Charis Nikolouzos highlights his Greek roots, with some French and Italian touches. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and the generous sharing plates which showcase fresh and local ingredients.
Chef Elena Kaperda, already known for the ‘Lick the Spoon’ pastry project, provides a BBQ offer, focusing on smoked flavors. An original concept in town, in a cozy establishment, where diners can savor the ‘Low & Slow’ approach.
All the Bib Gourmand restaurants awarded in 2022 maintain their distinction.
Newly selected restaurants
In addition to the restaurants already mentioned above, the MICHELIN Guide Athens 2023 also welcomes see|ds and Simul to its international family of exceptional restaurants.
The 2023 selection of the Athens MICHELIN Guide at a glance:
31 restaurants selected, including:
- 1 Two MICHELIN Star restaurant
- 11 One MICHELIN Star restaurants (3 new)
- 5 Bib Gourmand restaurants (2 new)
- 3 Green Star restaurants (1 new)
- 14 selected restaurants (2 new)
Each hotel in the selection is chosen by MICHELIN Guide experts for its extraordinary style, service, and personality — with options for all budgets — and each can be booked directly through the MICHELIN Guide website and app. The selection for Athens features the city’s most spectacular hotels, including sustainability pioneers like Shila, standouts from our ‘Plus’ collection including the Modernist and AthensWas, high-design pleasures such as Mona, and luxurious Jazz Age tributes like Gatsby.
See also : 2 Days In: Athens, Greece
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