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Diogenes restaurant

Distinguished Diogenes is renowned throughout Athens for its discreet luxury and traditional Greek cuisine. Located in Lysikratous Square, Diogenes’s exceptional menu offers meat and fish dishes as well as a broad range of starters. The quality of the food and service are of the highest standard. In a finely appointed, well-lit space, enjoy the pleasure of fine table service and exceptional food. The ambiance is truly divine with the atmosphere of an active square and mixture of visitors and local Athenians. During the summer months, Diogenes offers an outdoor venue at the foot of the Acropolis, thus combining fine traditional dining with a magical view. You may sit outside under the shade of the beautiful trees in the square or in the open balcony area. Open in the morning for coffee, Diogenes is a well-known meeting place for locals from the neighbourhood and beyond. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Lysikrates monument, the only choregic monument to be almost completely preserved. The monument on the western side of the 'Street of the Tripods' was erected by Lysikrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theatre of Dionysus. It was to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BC to one of the performances Lysikrates had sponsored. For consistently high-quality food, in an amazing location right in the heart of Athens, at the base of the Acropolis – you can’t go past a meal at Diogenes. Distinguished Diogenes is renowned throughout Athens for its discreet luxury and traditional Greek cuisine. Located in Lysikratous Square, Diogenes’s exceptional menu offers meat and fish dishes as well as a broad range of starters. The quality of the food and service are of the highest standard. In a finely appointed, well-lit space, enjoy the pleasure of fine table service and excep Start/opening time: At 12pm. At the time of booking, clients may select their preferred time. End/closing time: At 11pm. Menu 1

Bread and dip

Cheese pie, Dolmadakia, aubergine Diogenes, tzatziki (per 4 people)

Fresh salad with lettuce, rocket, spinach, corn, red and green peppers and vinaigrette (per 4 people)

Soutzoukakia (meatballs with black pepper in tomato sauce) Or moussaka

Yianniotiko (mini baklava)

Menu 2

Bread and dip

Variety of hot appetizers (mousaka, courgettes croquettes, aubergine rolls, dolmadakia)

Greek salad with tomato, cucumber, peppers, onion and olives (per 4 people)

Chicken souvlaki or pork steak

Greek yogurt with walnuts and honey

Menu 3

Bread and dip

Fava (chickpea puree), aubergine salad, grilled octopus, saganaki (per 4 people)

Season salad (per 4 people) (tomato, lettuce, cucumber, olive oil)

Grilled sea bass with risotto Or Grilled Gilt-head Sea bream

Lemon pie

Menu 4

Bread and dip

Orzo pasta with mushrooms

Spinach and rocket salad (per 4 people)

Pork fillet with pepper sauce

Panacota

Menu 5

Bread and dip

Grilled feta cheese, sausage, tzatziki, dolmadakia, spinach pie (per 4 people)

Seasonal avocado salad, fennel, radicchio (per 4 people)

Yiouvetsi, beef stew with Orzo pasta and tomato

Galaktompoureko (Creamy Custard Pie with filo pastry & syrup)

Menu 6

Bread and dip

Penne ala crème, with chicken, bacon, ham, mushroom

Fresh salad with lettuce, rocket, spinach, corn, red and green peppers and vinaigrette

Veal fillet

Chocolate soufflé

Menu 7 (Vegetarian)

Bread and dip

Dolmadakia with rice and stuffed aubergine with onion and tomato sauce (per 4 people)

Seasonal salad (per 4 people) (Cucumber, tomato green pepper, lettuce, olive oil)

Stuffed tomato and pepper with rice or baked aubergine with onion and tomato sauce

Apple pie