- Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates, Local Traditional
NileGuide Expert Says:
A breath of fresh air to the dated restaurant world of Plaka.
NileGuide Expert tip:
For those who aren't fans of the anise based alcohol, go for a half liter of the very tasty, very reasonable house red wine.
- Brettos distillery has been a long time favorite bar of locals, tourists, guide books and Athens magazines, all who write about its unique charm and rainbow of liqueur bottles giving the place a bright atmosphere. Now Brettos has opened a new branch along shady Kidathineon Square (also spelled Kydathineon) and does for mezze style eating what it did for ouzo and flavor-infused brandies.
The space has the same warmth and personality, if not the 100 year old patina of the Brettos distillery, still in its original location around the corner from the square. It's very clear that the restaurant has made a conscious effort to make delicious food with good ingredients, but also to be sensitive to the country's current economy; prices are well within reason in spite of being located in an area notoriously dense with overpriced, mediocre food targeted toward tourists. Dishes are all designed to be shared and categorized by price range, most under 10 euros. Try the bakaliaro with skourdia, salted, fried cod and a garlic aioli that warms the soul, not to mention giving a certain perfume to the breath. An Ouzo sampler is perfect for first timers to an ouzeri: olives, salted fish, local cheeses and fresh vegetables are accompanied with a bottle of ouzo for the perfect afternoon respite.
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