17 November, 2012

Eating for 10 Euro @ Athiri

This Tuesday, GH and I went to Athiri in Keramikos-Gazi to try their 10 Euro menu for the project "Βγενουμε Αθηνα" by the City of Athens.

We arrived at 8 o'clock in the evening at the totally empty restaurant. For first 30 minutes it remained almost empty, but at around 9 o'clock, it was almost full. Evidently many people came with reservation; and most of the guests were ordering 10 Euro menu, but there were some tables ordering a la carte.

I knew that 10 Euro menu consisted in 3 courses, but Athiri offers generous 4 course menu, i.e., soup, salad, main, and dessert. Considering one a-la-carte main dish at Athiri costs around 15 Euro, this is a bargain and is a good opportunity to try the restaurant for those who has never been there.

The menu was more or less like as follows:
1st: Carrot and Orange Soup
2nd: Green Salad with Sunflower Seeds
3rd: Pork and Cabbage in Lemon Sauce, mixed with Rice
4th: Creme Brulee

Ah, and very lovely pieces of bread were also included. They even gave us a choice between tap water (free) and bottled water (2 Euro).

A glass of red wine starts from 4 Euro (and white was cheaper, but don't remember exactly how much) and a bottle starts from 13 Euro (white) or 15 Euro (red).

I took photographs, but decided not to publish them here, because it might not be fair to show only the special-offer dishes of the restaurant.

The food wasn't super-impressive, but I can assure you that it is pleasant enough (and plenty) for 10 Euro. Taking 23% VAT in consideration, it should be almost cost-price.

Just two caveats.

1) Book a table beforehand.
2) If you are not a flexible eater, ask the menu before you decide to book.The menu is fixed and there is no choice but to eat what they offer.

Plateon 15, Keramikos
104 35 Athens
Tel. 210 3462983 / 210 4940672

Πλαταιών 15, Κεραμεικός
Τηλ: 210 3462983 / 210 4940672
Email: athirirestaurant@gmail.com

And recently, I read on Lifo that Athiri is offering a menu of 15 Euro everyday except Saturday and Monday until 23 December 2012. The menu looks vegetarian at this moment (the menu changes every week), but if do not mind...
More details here.

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