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“Fresh fish with a view”
Review of Lambros Restaurant

Lambros Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 61 Restaurants in Vouliagmeni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$59
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: When the Labros restaurant was built in 1889 Vouliagmeni was a very remote destination for Athenians. Meeting point for gourmets of the capital since the time of Charilaos Trikoupis… sign ‘’In the name of the Holy Trinity Sotirios years ΑΩΠΘ“(1889) reigns of George Trikoupi premiership. The approval on Eccl. Minister Panagiotis Manetta abbot council the Law of the Monastery Asomaton the Petrakis consisting of the Abbot Symeon this Korovesis ex Keratea Lavrio Monk and the Directors Artemije Tsirigoti monk Neophytos dour Monk (provisional) And Michael Monk Dionysius erected spends the monastery the first in the Vouliagmeni Vari Municipality Kropias cafe-restaurant two-storey building XXX rooms XXXII bath tubs constructed it to the bath tubs carriageway n route after the bridge.. Irrefutable, witness this centenary history is the marble slab that is embedded in the hall of the restaurant is a jewel and treasure together Luck and Gods will, but also the foresight of Louka Labrou, safeguarded this historical plate from many adventures and dangers, during a very unstable period of wars and occupations. But certainly, the most important risk presented during the German occupation and it is worth mentioning what happened then. In the mid 30’s, lessee of the building, owned by Petrakis Monastery is a Cephalonian named Avgerinos, an eccentric man, homogeneous from Ethiopia, where he served as secretary of Emperor Haile Selassie. Then in 1935 arriving in Vouliagmeni and entering the history of the restaurant are the brothers Loukas & Kostas Labrou. Coming from Kyriaki in Levadia the two brothers become partners of Aygerinos, in this secluded tavern at the end of the road leading to Lake Vouliagmeni. Vouliagmeni back then, is an ideal place of daily trips for the Athenians since at the time both cars and roads made a quite big trip. This is the peaceful, ” primitive ” era of Vouliagmeni until the time WWII begins. When the WWII reaches Greece the Labros brothers are of the first to dispatch for the front line. German invasion puts an end to resisting and starts the dark era of occupation. Loukas Labrou would walk days and nights back to a deserted Vouliagmeni. The other brother Costas, had returned earlier seriously wounded by Italian bullets in the battle of Permit. They return then both in their restaurant and their partner Avgerinos. But the Germans soon arrive and Vouliagmeni. The tavern is a unique place in dimensions and strategic location, in the bay of Vouliagmeni, and is the first building that is occupied. The German in charge ordered the immediate evacuation of the building, to be delivered empty with wide open doors and windows to the military administration. 9322_144015501985_140035341985_3133124_1893987_n The peace for the place ends as the Labrou brothers load everything they have in a truck in order to leave. The first concern of the Germans, a general distemper and some other repairs of the building. Only the marble sign on the wall reminds now of the peaceful tavern. Occupation and restoration threatens the sign which is the history of this place. This is at this point when the last loads are taken into the truck that Loukas Labrou tries to take the marble sign. He climbs on a ladder and takes the sign of, but due to its material, marble, its extremely heavy to carry out so he and his brother Costas, decide to take the marble sing to the basement and dig it there. The plate will remain the, until the end of WWII. The Labrou brothers will now go to Athens, where with hard work and effort will open a tavern in Monastiraki square in the corner of Hephaestus. After the departure of the Germans, and on December 4, 1944 in riots erupt the new tavern will be completely destroyed by fire. So Labros brothers are back to zero. Once again their effort and fortune is lost. But they don’t give up, they decide to return in Vouliagmeni. When they do they find out that the place is a ruin, a destroyed building lacking doors and windows. The two brothers (Aygerinos is old and has given his share to the brothers) with personal work and with little savings they had left, manage to restore the building’s old form. Of course do not forget the historical plaque sleeping in the basement. The dig and find it, clean it and place it in the old location. The white marble returns to Attica’s sky and the blue sea, so white that it’s doesn’t betray the dark years of occupation.1934267_166706521985_2055129_n The years will pass and the humble road will become a wide avenue, Vouliagmeni a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens and Labros Tavern will become best known for the fresh fish and prime location. The entire building is made of stone, part of which still survives. Labros family with many years in food industry knows the recipe for success. “The trends and habits may have changed, but one element remains constant nonnegotiable: the high quality of what we offer is the parameter that gives us added value, gaining customer confidence something that will establish you in the market.». Today, after a renovation that added beauty to the historic shop, the marble slab remains in the same place, identity and icon together, to commemorate the passing of an entire century. As Labros already in the second century of life of our ambition is to continue the tradition of good food, create new friends, offering quality and service.
Munster, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
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“Fresh fish with a view”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I was introduced to Lambros by friends who are regulars. The fish is some of the freshest I have eaten during many visits to Greece. Diners make their fish selection from the display and the quantity is weighed before them. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. We always sit on the outdoor patio. The restaurant's location on the water with views of the sailboats and windsurfers is a perfect compliment to the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“OK food”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

An uneventful lunch, food is ok, nothing exciting. Not cheap though. Staff is friendly though which is the most positive opinion I have for this resto.

  • Visited December 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Decent food, but one thing is there to fic”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I have been at Lambros tonight and. The food is fresh, very good and fresh salads are served, also the fish and other seafood is nicely and simply prepared and served. Service is good enough for this place and friendly , during the dinner we were checked afew times and asked if all is ok with the food. That is nice.

The view over the bay is breath taking at sunset, location is amazing, especially seeing some people still swimming at Late hours Of the evening is very interesting. One thing I strongly suggest that the restaurant should improve is the following:they have one lovely cat walking around, no problem with that, but there is a meter wide sandy part before the edge of the cliff on the left side of the restaurant, and this place is full of cat fieces. It does not look good and it also smells if you sit closer to that part. I believe they should clean this place up regularly to let the guest enjoy their well prepared and well served food to the fullest.

Besides this comment all positive.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful location, over average food and service is poor as usual in Greece”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

I think it is a nice place to sit and talk because there is a very nice view, but poor service as usual (in Greece), there food is over average.

  • Visited August 2013
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Athens
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“Classic seafood for almost half century”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Another classic legend in seafood that keeps his reputation high.In a beautiful location overlooking the sea, for many decades Lambros serves only fresh fish and seafood with his vintage and nostalgic aura. This is not the modern,funky seafood restaurant that tries to make the difference, you should come here for his really fresh fish dishes (you can choose fish type/size inside) cooked in a traditional way , experienced chef, stunning scenery and serenity of the place.
Service was fast,polite and effective .
Unfortunately prices are still (little) on the high side despite the crisis.
Recommended highly in summer season to enjoy outdoors seating.

  • Visited May 2013
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