A crossroads of cultures that came together and created an unparalleled gastronomic map and it is no coincidence that it is at the center of the top European city break destinations. Its gastronomic scene highlights it as a city that has once again entered rhythms of liveliness and renewal. You can walk around the city until you find a place that will pique your imagination, an ouzo bar, a tavern, a beer pub, a wine or cocktail bar. We suggest that you explore some of its most famous neighborhoods and be sure to make a reservation!
A destination restaurant, Salonica is the only restaurant in the city that was awarded a Golden Cap for 2021. The dishes of the great chef Sotiris Evangelos, have their own elaborate intimacy and a deep taste. In the hall with the panoramic view of the Thermaikos gulf and Olympus mountain and an outside dining area that gives you the feeling of a garden on the sea, you can enjoy a very expressive Greek cuisine.
Makedonia Palace, Alexander the Great 2 – Reservations: 2310 897 176
Awarded for its Greek Neo-urban cuisine. Here the flavor of moussaka takes on new dimensions. The Mediterranean and international recipes are prepared in the open kitchen with a traditional oven. Every dish is like a work of art.
13th km. Perea – Thermi – Reservations: 231 040 1418
Overlooking the Thermaikos Gulf, your day will start wonderfully, as the luxury dining spot becomes a meeting point for brunch from the early morning hours. Get ready to enjoy unique pancakes, but also delicious dishes that praise almost all culinary versions of eggs. Careful comfort food menu with Mediterranean options all day.
9 Nikis Ave – Reservations: 231 023 8294
One of the most talked-about fish restaurants in Thessaloniki is a premium oyster bar-restaurant at Andromeda Hotel. Well known for its originality and gourmet suggestions. Salad with grouper cheeks and roe of Messolonghi, Dusky grouper tartare with lemon and ginger, seafood plate, grouper with celery root puree, and risotto with cuttlefish and its ink until fricassee with dentex cheeks and all the big fish.
Kalapothaki 14 – Reservations: 2310 271 074
Among the trees and aromatic plants, you can enjoy dishes that will excite your taste buds. Fresh ravioli stuffed with Butratta, cream with mushrooms Beetles, guanciale and black truffle butter, and Cavatappi with beef tail and Naxos gruyere foam. Extra bonus: Thessbao’s favorite bao buns with crispy shrimp, spread avocado, and hemp oil.
Th. Sofouli 57, Kalamaria – Reservations: 2310 415 289
Casablanca Social Club
Colonial elegance at Villa Michailidis with refined dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. It starts in the morning for coffee and a rich breakfast while the menu was enriched with the Greek Mamma’s card with flavors reminiscent of mom’s homemade cooking. A highly updated premium wine cellar with the best of its signature products, its cocktail list, but also the private space for an experience of high demands!
18 Vasilissis Olgas Ave – Reservations: 231 243 609
An adored restaurant with international distinctions. Chef Ioannis Chantakis was awarded as executive chef with the title of The Best Chef in Europe. Overlooking the sea you will enjoy savory donuts with Mastelo cheese from Chios, smoked Metsovo with Cretan tomato chutney, and mastika mayonnaise.
Sofouli 64A – Reservations: 2310 029 085
The new Cretan cuisine was born here by Manolis Papoutsakis. Flavors with deep tastes such as gamopilafo (Cretan primary dish of the wedding feast) with young lamb and sheep yogurt, fried rabbit with garlic, rosemary, molasses-citrus sauce, Greek coffee beans and handmade carob ravioli, fried snails with fresh rosemary.
Doxis 4, Ladadika – Reservations: 698 852 6262
Dome Real Cuisine
It is a gastronomic revelation that unfolds the secrets of the new Greek cuisine of chef Stefanos Stamidis. The selected meats are the core of the menu and are baked in a cast-iron oven with organic olive charcoal at very high temperatures.
Asklipiou 16-18, Thermi – Reservations: 231 040 1092
A menu of high taste delights is also signed by the chef Panagiotis Delithanasis at “The Aficionados”, an old neoclassical villa in Kalamaria that has been transformed into a gastronomic refuge of high aesthetics.
Nik. Plastira 105, Kalamaria – Reservations: 231 043 4290
MIAMI Seafood Restaurant
It promises experiences of high quality and value, in a minimal environment but of high aesthetics, by the sea. The menu is curated by head chef Sofia Teftsi.
Thetidos 18, Nea Krini – Reservations: 2310 447 996
The most beautiful brasserie in Thessaloniki is reminiscent of a boat sailing in the Thermaikos Gulf. From 9 in the morning until 3 pm for breakfast and brunch. Until 11:30 pm for your dinner, you must have the beef cheeks with smoked eggplant puree, the famous Garcon burger or the sea bream with quinoa and potato salad.
Agia Sophias 2 – Reservations: 2310 253 033
THRiA’s chef Dimitris Tassioulas creates unimaginable flavors. “Traveler” of the Sunday Times of London gave THRiA the title of gourmet destination. Adored dishes and games with sushi are standard.
Maria Kallas 1, Posidonio – Reservations: 2310 821 120
Marea Sea Spirit
It holds the leading spot with its elegant hall. Crayfish tartare with passion fruit, sea bass carpaccio with white truffle, handmade gnocchi with crayfish and pasta with shrimp or lobster, and of course, large and small fishes of the day.
Margariti 13 – Reservations: 2310 257 696