Courtesy of The Apollo
Looking around, there's a marble chef's table in front of the kitchen, and the dim lighting manages to create a warm atmosphere in this huge open space. Our waitress is smiling and helpful, handing us our menus and recommending dishes for our fussy requests.
There’s no shortage of choice on the drinks menu – start with ouzo served with ice and water, sip a Craft Athens Lager, splash out on top-notch champagne, dive into the extensive menu, or indulge in a cocktail – which is what we decide to do.
Our Tears Of Chios – Tanqueray Mastic Cucumber, Lemon Sugar – and 5 Star Sour – Metaxa 5-Star Brandy Inco Cyprus Orange Liqueur Cardamom Lemon Orange Zest – are delicious, and bridge the short gap we have until our food arrives.
We start with Pickled Eggplant Served With Garlic Chilli, which, despite looking like octopus, is surprisingly delicious.