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The stories of successful business negotiations keep many examples of their competent and thoughtful organization. Sometimes the key moment in making a fateful decision is not business arguments, but delicious cuisine and a cozy interior of the restaurant where a meeting with a potential business partner was held.
It has long been noted in business circles that it’s better to held business meetings on a neutral territory. Thus, the restaurant will be an excellent choice, but only if it’s selected properly. We have chosen for you 6 best restaurants in Athens, which will be an ideal place for a successful business-lunch. All of them have their own parking, so it’s recommended to use car rental Hertz Athens for a comfortable getting around the city.
Average bill: 90-240€/person
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This restaurant offers breathtaking gastronomic adventures. An iconic establishment in the Art Deco style, which awarded Michelin Stars in 2012 and in 2014, will be remembered by the original serving of dishes and divine taste. Sorbet with the taste of Greek Salad, chocolate soup with pure gold and other unusual dishes of molecular gastronomy won’t leave indifferent any gourmet. The number of dishes will depend on the selected tasting set. The waiter tells about each dish and its components during the tasting. It’s necessary to book a table in the restaurant in advance. It can be difficult to find Funky Gourmet for the first time, because there is no any signboard. You’ll only see the door and the bell.
Address: Paramythias 13 and Salaminos, Kerameikos, Center 104 35
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
Average bill: from 60€/2 persons
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This awesome panoramic restaurant is located at an altitude of 277 meters on the highest point of Athens – Lycabettus Hill. Athenians call this hill a mountain of love for a stunning view that opens from the top. You can get to the restaurant in various ways: by a cable car, by using a rental car or on foot. A fascinating view and dinner on the open terrace during the warmer months at sunset hours is something incredible. Despite the highest level of service, the establishment offers menu with democratic prices. Preliminary booking for dinner is required.
Address: Aristippou 1, Athina 106 76
Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
Average bill: 70-200€/person
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Like Funky Gourmet, Spondi restaurant is also awarded two Michelin stars. In 2013 it was included into the list of the best restaurants according to Restaurant Magazine. The cozy atmosphere, stylish interior, top-class quality of service and amazingly tasty food – this is exactly what you need for a successful business-lunch. The restaurant’s specialties are crab in herb jelly, lamb fillet with crust of coriander and caramelized lemon, as well as foie gras and a delicious dessert with strawberries, the berries of which are wrapped in gold foil. However, the menu is constantly updated. In addition to the major menu, visitors are offered 2 tasting sets with author’s dishes from the chef.
Address: Pirronos 5, Athina 116 36
Average bill: 50-100€/person
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This is the restaurant of the world-famous Japanese cuisine network of Matsuhisa and just a pretty pathos place, which is very good for a business-lunch. At any time of year the restaurant is crowded, the table needs to be booked in advance. In summer, the best tables are on the veranda with a superb view of the bay. Having tasted real Japanese sashimi, nigiri sushi, rolls, try to continue your lunch by visiting the bar counter. Cocktails in the bar are good, especially those ones that are frozen with nitrogen. The only thing that upsets the beauty and taste is the slow service of the waiters.
Address: Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Average bill: 50-80€/person
The restaurant serving seafood is located in the picturesque Mikrolimano Bay. The owner of the establishment and the chef Lefteris Lazarou was awarded the Michelin star for excellent cuisine, and also received a prestigious award in the field of Greek gastronomy and restaurant business – Chef’s Golden Hat. Check out the taste of sea delicacies: taramosalata with white caviar, olive oil and lemon, cuttlefish with grilled caramelized lentil and orange sauce. The guru of Greek cuisine will necessarily come to the table to personally make sure you liked the dishes.
Address: Akti Koumoundourou 52, Pireas 104 35
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Average bill: 40-100€/person
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One of the most historic restaurants of the city opened its doors in 1973. In this neoclassic-style mansion with the name of Balthazar lived the famous Greek actress Kiveli Adriano. A fabulous garden and a laid-back atmosphere of those times were preserved in the restored building and adapted for the fans of art and cinema, as well as the connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Strict interior of the establishment, a green oasis, a huge number of snacks and a rich cocktail list create a suitable setting for a business-lunch. Among meat dishes, pork with eggplant and oregano sauce is the most popular order. Roll with meat of young lamb, greens and lemon sauce is also worth tasting.
Address: 27, Tsocha, Athina 115 21