pondi restaurant was created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, it is situated at Pagrati, an historical district in the center of Athens next to the splendid Panathenian marble stadium where took place the 1st modern Olympic Games in 1896
Seven consecutives years (2001-2007) voted “Best Restaurant in Greece”, (“Athinorama” Golden Chef's Hat Award).
Voted by “Restaurant Magazine” as one of the 61 best restaurant in the world.
In 2008 Spondi won his 2nd Michelin star Guide Michelin.
Elegance, exquisiteness and authenticity. These are the main words to explain the atmosphere and philosophy of Spondi. Created by Mr Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, the address is now a reference in Athens, even all other Greece. Because here we prepare only fresh product, the menu change following the seasons and the inspiration of the star chef Arnaud Bignon.
Trained in the kitchen of Drouant, Alain Ducasse Restaurant at Poincarre or at the Bristol, he is mixing with talent creativity and tradition, modernity with classic French cuisine, perfect presentation with exotical flavours. All this with a perfect and smiling service, in sober and stylish surrounding, reflecting the staff and the spirit of the place – 2 Michelin star – Member of “Relais & Chateaux”.