03 January, 2014

Revisiting Agrotera @ Zappeio

In December, GH and I revisited Agrotera restaurant in the Zappeio area Be aware: It is NOT in ZAPPEIO, but adjacent to the Stadium nearby. While we were there at least 3 sets of people came to ask if the place was Aegli Zappiou. "No, it is on the other side of the street", the waiter explained.

We had visited here in 2011. The food was good back then, so we were not weary when we entered.

The problem, however, was elsewhere. Although the menu was quite long and promising, many items were off. We wanted "the pie of the day", but the waiter told me that they did not have it. As the main course, I wanted stuffed squid, but this again was off the menu and the waiter told me that the grilled salmon was the only fish they had (which, but the way, was not on the menu). From the way he spoke to us, it sounded that they actually had only several items on offer. This was very disappointing and we ended up on eating what we did not really want to eat.

As a starter, we ordered fava (yellow split pea puree), which was a bit too salty but still good. The bread was grilled. The tsipouro and olives were on the house. The menu offers several dishes/materials from Karditsa and shows a bit of regional character, but I am not sure if they actually have these dishes.

Grilled Chicken Breast for GH. In my personal opinion, grilled chicken fillet is one of the most boring things to eat in restaurants, so I do not comment on it. There are people who like it.

I instead ordered veal/beef burgers.

They were fine, but not exceptionally.

The potatoes were fresh, but lacked in flavor. They were OK, but 11 and 12 Euros for these is over-pricing.

The total bill came to 31 Euro, include a bottle of beer which is not in the above photos.

Although the service staff is professional and polite and the space is large and pleasant, it is unlikely that we would come back again, if they have so few choices of food. Maybe we went there in a wrong hour, on a wrong date (it was a Sunday afternoon), but how could I know?

Agrotera - Αγροτέρα
Vasilissis Olgas 6, Athens
Tel. 210 9220208

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