Three Greek restaurants are this year’s new entries at the prestigious gastronomy guide, Guide Michelin and more specifically the Michelin Plate list: Alficon, Ergon House, and Birdman, all of them located in Athens. The other restaurants in Greece and most notably in Athens that received the Michelin Plate nod are the Electra Roof Garden/Electra Palace Athens, Vezene, GB Roof Garden/Hotel Grande Bretagne, Aneton, Sense Restaurant, 2 Mazi, Cookoovaya, CTC, and Sushimou.
The Michelin Plate is the symbol for those restaurants that have neither a star nor a Bib Gourmand. For restaurants, being in the selection is the sign of very good food, and the Michelin Plate is the symbol for that. Many restaurants start off by entering the guide and then moving up to getting a star in following years.
Four Athenian restaurants, Athiri, Oikeio, Nolan, and 7 Food Sins Gastro Pub are included into the Bid Gourmand list of the Guide, which points out “good quality, good value restaurants” since 1997. The price limit for “Bib” consideration varies from country to country, depending on the cost of living. It’s not just about the price though –the cooking has to be good quality too.
Furthermore, Spondi, Botrini’s, Hytra, and Varoulko Seaside have renewed their Michelin stars for another year –Spondi restaurant with 2 and the rest with one star each.