An old Italian proverb goes, “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” After a long and hectic schedule, Sunday is our most longed-for day of the week. We eagerly anticipate making the most of it by spending quality time with each other. We love good food and enjoying a meal in a family-friendly place is something we all like to do.
Quality and variety of food
The hot food section for the family lunch in the Byzantino Restaurant is presented around the open air kitchen with spectacular flames burning and chefs cooking and cutting. Tempted to try the soup on this rainy autumn Sunday, I fell for the mouth-watering rib-eye with winter vegetables. Other meat options were roasted chicken, lamb chops, traditional Greek kebab, and gyros meat. My rib-eye was simply a great piece of meat, cooked with care and precision. We also loved the roasted grouper. Sides are worth making space for: creamed sweet corn, steamed vegetables and the most comforting roasted potatoes with gravy that I have had in a long time.
And then there’s dessert. Chocolate fondant, crème brûlée, jelly, cakes, pies, chocolate mousse, soft puddings, donuts, lemon tart, the list is long and impressive. We tried many of them, all delicious. The decadent dessert section also featured many traditional Greek sweets, a huge chocolate fountain and a beautifully coloured sugar-free section with fresh fruits. The family lunch at Byzantino restaurant is great for sweet tooths!
Family lunch at Byzantino Restaurant
The kiddies’ buffet is next to the play area and the main buffet. The menu has a lovely selection of kids’ favourites such as fried meatballs, chicken nuggets, pasta, and fries. The Kid’s buffet dessert section is every dentist nightmare; chocolate bars, chocolate cake and everything else chocolaty possible. Having said that, there is plenty of fruit to make up for the extra sugar.
Entertainment for the children is the key to a happy family meal with young kids. My girls loved the clown entertainer showing them magic tricks, playing games and painting their faces. At the end of the day, the girls received a goodie bag with games and crafts.
- The price per person is € 45 and includes a free parking space
- Children up to 5 years old are free of charge and from 6 to 11 years have a 50% discount
- The buffet features also a variety of healthy choices
- Byzantino Sunday Family lunch is served from 12:30 -16:30
- It is open year round
For more food photos and our previous experience, you can read my 2017 post Hilton Athens Sunday Family lunch with kids.
** The Byzantino Restaurant at Hilton Athens is open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic Mediterranean food in a chic and modern ambience. To book a table for a Family Lunch at Byzantino Restaurant, please call +30-210-7281400. Book a Table Online. Byzantino Restaurant Menu (PDF) More info can also be found at the Hilton social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. I was a guest invited by the Byzantino Restaurant. As always, opinions and information expressed in this article are my own**