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Spotlight on: The Athenian

Unit 16, Cargo 2, First Floor, Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol, BS1 6WD

Looking for something exciting for lunch? The Athenian is Bristol’s go to Souvlaki spot - a healthy and delicious meal that’s quick enough to grab on your one-hour break. What is Souvlaki we hear you say! Well, Souvlaki comes from the word ‘little skewer’, and is made up of meat or cheese (grilled on a little skewer), piled into a pita wrap and rolled up with fresh salad. And it’s healthy, so you’re welcome to add as much feta cheese as you want without feeling bad about it.

Everything at The Athenian is kept authentic and fresh, so your meal will always be made to order, with skewers grilled on the spot. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes straight from Greece, along with authentic pita bread and anti-oxidant filled oregano from The Med. They do, however, keep things local with locally farmed meat and Greek yoghurts made in-house. The main ingredient to your Souvlaki can be Chicken Skewer, Pork Skewer or Ground Lamb & Beef, or meat free customers can enjoy salty Halloumi, Tomato Croquettes or Grilled Mushrooms! They also offer Gyros, which are kind of like (much healthier) kebabs, and their Vegan Gyro is made of Seitan and Soya!

Image credit: Sotiris Bakery via Facebook​​​​​​​

Best of the rest:

Hat Bistro

5 Denmark Street, Bristol, BS1 5DQ

What? Cute little Greek bistro offering authentic mezze dishes.

Where? Around the corner from Bristol Hippodrome.

Why? Encapsulating all that’s good about Greek cuisine, Hat encourages guests to take their time, enjoying quality food and drinks in a calming atmosphere. Dishes are created from recipes that have been passed down through the generations using ingredients locally sourced from around Bristol. Head down for their mouth-watering Traditional Moussaka.

Sotiris Bakery

16 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ

What? Greek bakery offering specialist pies and pastries.

Where? A few doors down from The Red Lodge Museum.

Why? The aromas of specialist coffee and traditional Greek baking will transport you from Park Row to the cobbled streets of a Greek village, offering the perfect mid-study session relief. Try their home baked Baklava or creamy Feta Cheese Pie.

The Real Greek

84A Glass House, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BX

What? Small Greek chain restaurant offering relaxed dining and authentic flavours.

Where? Next to the Showcase cinema (ideal for pre-film dining).

Why? The Real Greek have a handful of restaurants across London and beyond and continue to wow guests with their fresh flavours and laid-back dining. Grab three or four mezzes per person and tuck in together.