Rooftop dining at Galaxy Restaurant & Bar in Athens

High above the city of Athens, Galaxy Restaurant and Bar embraces the summer breeze while offering incredible views of the city. One of those nights my husband and I arrived at Hilton Athens and headed towards the last floor to enjoy a dining experience under the stars.

We had reservations for 7:30, the perfect time to admire the sunset this time of year. We were escorted to our table, right on the edge of the balcony looking out over the city of Athens and the Acropolis, it was possible one of the most wonderful tables I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting down at.

 

Our table at Galaxy Restaurant
Our table at Galaxy Restaurant

 

To start with we ordered signature cocktails from the bar. Mine was delicious with rum, mango, coconut and passion fruit. You could tell that the mixologist was highly skilled and used fresh and exotic ingredients.

cocktail at Galaxy Restaurant
Cocktail at Galaxy Restaurant

It was then time to see the menu. With so much choice, I asked our waiter to talk us through the menu and make some recommendations. Luckily we were in agreement with every dish he suggested, so we placed our order.

Having a cocktail
Having a cocktail

Our dining experience began with warm bread topped with olive oil, sea salt and oregano and with a mixed greens salad with wild berries, strawberries, and balsamic vinegar. The selection of berries was perfectly fresh.

warm bread with olive oil and oregano
Warm bread with olive oil and oregano

 

green salad with berries
green salad with berries

For main course, I had Black Angus flat iron steak tagliata style with grilled vegetables. It was cooked to perfection, and the meat remained very tender even though I asked to have it well instead of medium. Quite honestly, it’s one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted.

black Angus fillet steak
Black Angus fillet steak

My husband had grilled sea bass fillet with beluga lentils, beetroot puree, and lemon dill sauce.  He was very happy with his dish, but I had to try it to see for myself. Even though I am not a big fan of fish I liked it. It was light, fresh and delicately baked and the beetroot puree complimented it.

sea bass fillet
Sea bass fillet

Our meal was accompanied by a white Xinomavro wine made by a Greek producer. For dessert, we had Valrhona chocolate cylinder with kumquat sauce and passion fruit sorbet. We finished our meal with a cold mastiha liqueur which is perfect for the digestion.

Varhova chocolate cylinder
Valrhona chocolate cylinder

To sum up dinner at Galaxy Restaurant is an experience on its own.  The dishes were up to an excellent standard and the service was exceptional. Galaxy Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. The views of the city of Athens are spectacular.

The view from Galaxy Restaurant-
The view from Galaxy Restaurant

 

the Acropolis lit up
the Acropolis lit up

I totally recommend Galaxy Restaurant & Bar if you are looking for an exceptional dining experience with the most stunning views of the city.

Galaxy Restaurant & Bar

Hilton Athens Hotel

46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue

11528 Athens

Tel : +30 210 7281000

 

I was a guest at Galaxy Restaurant but as always opinions are my own.

 

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