Friday, July 22, 2016

Alexander's Bar & GB Roof Garden @ Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

In the morning, Alexander's Bar at Athens' Hotel Grande Bretagne offers Greek pastries, preserves & cheeses for breakfast in a space that was once voted Best Hotel Bar by Forbes magazine, thanks partly to the venue's imposing 18th-century tapestry of Alexander the Great's entry into Gavgamila. Dig into the morning meal, then walk outside to Syntagma Square to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

In the evening, Michelin-starred GB Roof Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne promises a view of the sun setting over the Greek capital while the lights come on at the Acropolis - the ambiance is marvellous for a meal of sea bass ceviche with thyme honey & mastic oil, followed by octopus terrine with sweet peppers, smoked eggplant & wild oregano.

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6 comments:

  1. What a stunning location to catch day change to night.

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    1. The Yum List: yes, we loved watching the sun go down and the lights go up at the Acropolis ;)

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  2. Lovely shots of the Greek capital at different times of day.

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    1. Suituapui: thanks - the photos were taken over the span of only an hour, but yeah, the skies kept changing in that short period ;)

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  3. I've always found the Acropolis a dramatic presence over the city, in addition to being a practical reference to quickly gain my orientation while navigating the streets below. Will be remembering this joint for the next trip. -Ning

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    1. Ning: that's true, the acropolis is a helpful kind of compass. but then again, i actually found athens to be easy to navigate, as far as capital cities go ... except for one night when it was raining and we were walking the streets searching for a specific restaurant that i couldn't find! ;)

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