The Tudor Hall – great views
The Tudor Hall is based on the seventh floor of the luxury boutique hotel King George Palace in Athens. Ever since the early 1930’s the hotel has been home to kings, princesses, presidents and world celebrities of whom many have dined at The Tudor Hall, but how good is the restaurant?
There are not as many fine dining restaurants in Athens compared to cities like New York and Paris. The Tudor Hall likes to say that they are the best gourmet restaurant in Athens. What you will have is the typical five star hotel upscale international cuisine with Greek influences. Head Chef Sakis Tzanettos does all he is supposed to do without any surprises and that is one of the main problems with this restaurant even if the menu is designed by the genius of Alain Ducasse and executed with organic produce directly from a farm in Crete. You tend to forget what you had almost in an instant after you have left the restaurant and that is never a good thing. What you will remember are the stunning views of Acropolis from the restaurant’s terrace. Sakis Tzanettos should seriously consider how to refine the cuisine on his own and with a stronger emphasis on the genuine Greek cuisine and its flavours to raise the overall bar of the restaurant.
The fusion Greco-French fare tends to be dull even if nothing of what you will have is bad in taste and the service is good as well. No, the main problem is that the restaurant thinks it is good enough with just delivering exactly what is expected from a luxury hotel’s signature restaurant, but that is simply not good enough if the ambition is more than just deliver and two seconds after that be forgotten about. Hardly the way of getting guests back after their first dinner. With such a great location at Syntagma square and fabulous views of historic Athens and the Acropolis there should be more than just nouveau-Greek-French flavoured menus. With all due respect, it is boring.
The Tudor Hall scored 56 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
The Tudor Hall
3 Vassileos Georgiou A' Street
Phone: +30 210 322-2210