Taste and design. Refined cuisine and upgraded aesthetics. The dining venues at the Athenaeum InterContinental satisfy the senses without limits. From the top-rated Première restaurant and its minimalist design and cutting edge cuisine with a French flair on the hotel’s terrace that boasts breathtaking views of the Acropolis opposite, to the highly acclaimed and much-awarded for its design Cafezoe with its unparalleled atmosphere and top contemporary Greek and international cuisine. In the lobby is the Artlounge, the city’s most cosmopolitan meeting place, with the stimulating aroma of fresh-ground coffee, tea and chocolate scenting the heart of the hotel, and the Artbistrot with its deliciously creative Greek cuisine set against a modern backdrop. Between them and imparting a Greek island flavor and aura with pop vibes, the highly unique Tobar rounds out the plethora of dining options at the Athenaeum InterContinental.
The city’s top restaurant with sweeping views of the Acropolis, Première gazes out onto the city of Athens from its lofty rooftop perch, with exquisite flavors and one-of-a-kind service. Award-winning for its imaginative French-influenced cuisine created from the freshest ingredients the Mediterranean has to offer, and complete with an impressive wine selection coming from both domestic and international vineyards, the Première has a deserved place among the capital’s best restaurants. Winter and summer alike, the Acropolis dramatically fills the restaurant’s interior space, while original works of art including Giorgos Lappas’ “The Bourgeois” serve to underscore the hotel’s flair for excellence. During summer months, the restaurant opens its doors out onto its stunning rooftop terrace, with the wondrous Parthenon just a stone’s throw away.
From 30th September: Tuesday-Saturday
Exuberant and generous. Design that is bold yet measured emitting an ambiance of elegance and a philosophy of well-being. A creation of Tony Chi, one of the world’s top contemporary interior design experts, the Cafezoe is award-winning for its design and aesthetics. The city’s richest breakfast buffet is served here, as are local specialties, both à la carte and at the buffet, their fresh, seasonal ingredients and unequivocally tempting variety accompanied by local wines and liqueurs. The walls are graced by original works of art from the hotel’s extensive collection.
Serves: Breakfast from 06:00am to 11:00am
From May to October, the clear blue Athenian skies raise temperatures and give the city new haunts and outdoor opportunities for entertainment and relaxation. One of the city’s best options to beat the summer heat: the Athenaeum InterContinental’s poolside restaurant Poolzoe. Irresistible, featuring dozens of cooling refreshments and exotic cocktails, tempting appetizers and mouthwatering desserts, Poolzoe has become the trendy summer retreat of hotel guests and in-the-know visitors.
Open: Daily (summer months)
Serves: Snack & Dessert
A cozy embrace in the heart of the hotel lobby for a warm sip of fragrant hot chocolate or aromatic coffee, for a whiff of lightly-scented tea accompanied by a delectable slice of Viennese chocolate cream cake. Warm cream tones and discreet, well-placed lighting, bustling yet calm, the Artlounge is the perfect meeting place for a snack or a well-deserved break in the middle of a busy day: a respite amid daily routine and responsibilities. During winter evenings, the cafe hosts live piano music for guests’ listening pleasure.
Serves: Desserts & snacks throughout the day
Greek cuisine at its finest, sublime flavors from contemporary international gastronomy and the freshest of products from the fertile Greek land all merge in the relaxed cosmopolitan setting of the Artbistrot in the heart of the hotel. Sit back and enjoy Greek hospitality at its best.
Serves: Lunch & Dinner
Before your dinner, or perhaps following it, relish in the luxury of an unforgettable moment. As you enjoy your aperitif or digestif, let your gaze wander across to the rock of the Acropolis and take in the wonder of the ancient Greek spirit and the countless capacities of human talent. There, among original works of art, in its gorgeous exterior space or minimalist interior, you will realize that the Première Bar is a luxury you owe to yourself.
Its back turned to the bustling avenue like a scene from an old silent movie, the Tobar is a creation of Pierre Yves Rochon, the acclaimed interior design architect who specializes in luxury hotels around the world, and painter Stelios Faitakis. Theirs is a harmonious merging of expertise in their respective crafts and heightened aesthetics. Playfully vintage and pop in its approach, it is the perfect backdrop for the hotel’s signature martini, or a cocktail, distinguished malt or wine from the extensive hotel wine list. Raise your glasses and toast yourselves or sit back comfortably and indulge in the beauty that surrounds you.