15 August, 2009

James Joyce Pub and Restaurant in Monastiraki-Thissio

(This happened a few days before we left for Lesvos).

Hubby is on vacation for the two first weeks of August and we had time to go around Athens as well.

We stopped at an Irish pub-restaurant James Joyce in Monastiraki-Thissio area.

Inside, it is exactly like a pub we used to see in England. (OK, this is an Irish pub, but we don't have any idea how are the pubs in Ireland). It is spacious and cool (air-conditionned). Interestingly our waiter did not know Greek at all. When we visited there were not many other patrons, but it looked some were Greek and some English-speaking foreign.

They have obviously British and Irish beers, 4-5 euros a pint. Hubby had a Carlesburg and I had a diet coke.

And we shared a dish of club sandwich, with egg, bacon, lettuce, cheese etc, served with handmade chips and crisps. 8 euros or something.

And we shared a dessert: honey parfait with blackberries.

It was handmade and excellent. Unfortunate thing is that it costs eye-watering 6 euros (on the menu it was 5 euros, but we were charged 6 euros and our protest was not listened to at all).

Total bill was over 20 euros. OK price for this part of Athens. They serve also more serious meals (Irish-British dishes) and we will back to try some.

James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant
Astiggos 12, Monastiraki - Thiseio
Post Code: 105 55
Tel.: 210 32 35 055
Fax: 210 32 35 070

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