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Bairaktaris restaurant

Discover the original Greek fast food with a delicious souvlaki at Bairaktaris, the legendary eatery in Monastiraki Square. Souvlaki, meaning ‘little skewer’, is the Greek word for kebabs of succulent pork, lamb or chicken, served with onion, salad, vegetables and lashings of minty tzatziki. There's no better place to try one for yourself than Bairaktaris restaurant. Evidence of souvlaki-munching dates back to the 17th century BC, and even the great poet Homer wrote odes about them! Greeks certainly haven’t lost their taste for this ubiquitous snack, and Bairaktaris has been the Athenian souvlaki joint for over a century. They’ve served up tasty morsels to many famous Greek and international films stars and politicians, whose photographs decorate the walls. But there’s not just souvlaki on offer. Bairaktaris is also famous for the stove-top dishes known as magirefta, which involve slow-cooking meat until it falls apart at the touch of a fork. Try beef kokkinisto, tender beef simmered in a red pepper and tomato sauce, or juicy soutzoukakia meatballs spiked with aromatic cloves. And there’s many other typical dishes on offer too, from fragrant stuffed vine leaves to halva, the sweet sesame dessert loved throughout the eastern Mediterranean. It’s not hard to see why this family establishment leads the souvlaki pack. Get cosy among the painted wine barrels in this atmospheric eatery and enjoy Greece’s favourite food with your loved ones. Bairaktaris promises a warm Athenian welcome you won’t forget! Discover the original Greek fast food with a delicious souvlaki at Bairaktaris, the legendary eatery in Monastiraki Square. Souvlaki, meaning ‘little skewer’, is the Greek word for kebabs of succulent pork, lamb or chicken, served with onion, salad, vegetables and lashings of minty tzatziki. There's no better place to try one for yourself than Bairaktaris restaurant. Evidence of souv Meeting/pick-up point: Bairaktaris Restaurant.

Start/opening time: At 12pm.

End/closing time: At 1am. Menu 1

Starters: Greek salad, tzatziki, fried aubergine, potatoes

Main Dish: Kebab with pita bread

Dessert: Greek halva or yogurt with honey

Menu 2

Starters: Greek salad, tzatziki, & peppers and fried aubergine, stuffed vine leaves

Main Dish: Kebab with pita bread and chips

Dessert: Greek halva or yogurt with honey

Drinks: water, 1 glass of red or white wine

Menu 3

Starters: seasonal salad, tzatziki, feta cheese, fried aubergine, stuffed vine leaves

Main Dish: Pork kebab with pita bread and chips

Dessert: “Sweet Spoon” traditional dish

Drinks: water, 1 glass of red or white wine

Menu 4

Starters: Greek salad, tzatziki, Giant, Potatoes, cheese, dolmades, fried aubergine or fried peppers

Main Dish: Kebab, pork kebab, pita bread, roasted tomato

Dessert: Fruit and Greek Halva

Drinks: water, 1 glass of red or white wine