Greece’s Grande Bretagne wins prestigious award



The awards keep coming in Greece, with the famed Athenian hotel Grande Bretagne honoured for the fourth time in a row, after receiving the Award for Excellence in the recent Wine Spectator magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards.

The Grande Bretagne Roof Garden in Athens was awarded with the Best of Award of Excellence 2016 title, a distinction that honours and establishes the destination for true wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in its cellar and through its service team.

Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine and since 1976 focuses on the culture of wine. Its awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

The Sommelier of the Grande Bretagne Roof Garden is Evangelos Psofidis, who has a significant knowledge and passion for wines and spirits. He aims to display the largest wine-producing regions of the world through the wine lists of the restaurants and includes wines that accurately represent the characteristics of these areas.

The Grande Bretagne Roof Garden of the Hotel Grande Bretagne and the Tudor Hall Restaurant of the King George hotel are the only restaurants in Athens that were included in the Wine Spectator’s list for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

“This honour is an inspiration for further successes and confirms the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s continuous effort for exceptional services and products”, an announcement by the hotel’s management said.

This year, 3,595 restaurants hailing from all US 50 states and 71 other countries were recognized for their outstanding wine lists by Wine Spectator magazine.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.