After 96 years in Piraeus, Vassilenas, the much-awarded all-time classic restaurant has recently moved to the Hilton area, one of the most upcoming gastronomical spots of the city!
This state of the art space with pumice stone walls, was designed by reputed architects Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas and recollects the urban glamour of the 60s, while architecturally it seems to be “conversing” with the flagship Hilton building just across the road. Hundreds of lit wine bottles suspended from the ceiling create a stunning lighting effect in a space dominated by an impressive walk-in cellar with over 150 wine labels.
In the most historic restaurant in town, where the likes of Winston Churchill and Elia Kazan, T.S. Elliot and René Clair, Romy Schneider and Sofia Loren, Irene Papas and Melina Mercouri have dined, you will enjoy high gastronomy that focuses on sea dishes such as fresh prawn-and-amberjack tartar or fish soup prepared with brown grouper. The seven-dish tasting menu is a unique experience. Vassilenas was the first restaurant in Greece to introduce the concept, back in 1929!