Review by Gina Lionatos
Since opening in June 2020, the trademark “I love you” fountain at the entrance of Noah has welcomed a steady stream of visitors. Nestled into the side of Parko Eleftherias, the chaos of nearby Vasilissis Sofias is instantly forgotten thanks to the thoughtfully designed space, leafy garden and ambient beats that instantly relax the senses and transport you to a far-away place.
Type of cuisine? At Noah, the menu changes seasonally. During its first summer the menu at Noah focused on vibrant Mexican flavours. The winter menu offers mixed European fare, including vegetarian and vegan options.
Type of eatery? Noah is ideal for a cocktail and a snack any day or night of the week. Dinner in the Noah garden is perfect for a special occasion, date or long overdue catch up with the crew.
The low down… Anyone who lives in the centre of Athens knows just how chaotic the city can be. Just a short stroll from the relentless bustle of Vasilissis Sofias, Noah manages to create an exotic, island vibe in the heart of the city.
Décor/ Ambience? Reminiscent of a Spanish villa with hues of burnt orange and turquoise and rustic accents, Noah completes the summer oasis experience with bohemian exotic house beats and a roster of DJs throughout the week.
Menu? By day, Noah serves up a bright and tasty brunch menu from 10am-2pm. Think avocado toast, healthy bowls, shakshuka and smoothies. By night, the menu is designed for sharing and includes salads, starters, a raw selection, pasta, pizza cooked in a stone oven, and mains. Standouts include the skirt steak salad, occhi ragu and zucchini pizza.
Something to drink? There is a handsome selection of European wines, however cocktails like the rum-based Yo Hoho or the Jamon y Melon featuring mastic, melon and a surprising garnishing of jamon should not be overlooked.
Order my fave dish? Without a doubt, the beef tartare is fast becoming Noah’s unofficial signature dish. The usual components (beef, egg yolk, onion and seasoning) are mixed to your liking and served in front of you.
Price range? Brunch dishes at Noah are priced between 9-12 €. For dinner, entrees, pasta and pizzas range between 10 to 15 € and mains between 20 to 40 €.
Location? Parko Eleftherias, Megaro Mousikis, Athens 11521. Bookings can made for dinner +30 21 0723 3419
Opening hours/days? Open every day from 10am until late.