On the evening of Monday, February 18th, the ceremony of the “Golden Hat” awards for 2019 was held at the “Great Britain” hotel. This year’s event featured not only the 28 top restaurants but also the unprecedented dîner de gala which featured the high-quality flavors of the top Italian chef Davide Scabin as well as hammers, scissors and dishes from…space!

With respect to this year’s famous restaurants, the Etrusco Corfu is again at the top as the best restaurant in Greece, while the second place is shared by three Athenian restaurants, Spondi, Varoulko Seaside and Botrini’s. Five new entries, 4 restaurants in the islands of the Aegean and one in Athens, received one Golden Hat for the first time: Grandmas/Ios, Dionysos/Elounda, La Veranda/Myconos, Ovac/Santorini and Aleria/Athens. The public’s award went to Thessaloniki’s restaurant Harupi.

Let’s take a look at the restaurants and the points they received. It should be reminded that the score scale of the “Golden Hat” awards is:
18.5/20, 19/20, 19.5/20, 20/20: Distinction

16.5/20, 17/20, 17.5/20, 18/20: Excellent

15/20, 15.5/20, 16/20: Very Good

Etrusco, Corfu: 17/20 (2 Golden Hats)

The following restaurants have won one “Golden Hat”:

Botrini’s, Attica: 16/20

Spondi, Attica: 16/20

Varoulko Seaside, Piraeus: 16/20

Fresco, Halkidiki: 15.5/20

Lycabettus Restaurant, Santorini: 15.5/20

Matsuhisa Myconos, Mykonos: 15.5/20

Premiere, Attica: 15.5/20

Squirrel, Halkidiki: 15.5/20

Treehouse, Halkidiki: 15.5/20

Tudor Hall, Attica: 15.5/20

Aleria, Attica: 15/20 – NEW ENTRY

Alfredo’s Grand Dining, Thessaloniki: 15/20

Calypso, Crete: 15/20

CTC, Attica: 15/20

Dionysos, Crete: 15/20 – NEW ENTRY

GB Roof Garden, Attica: 15/20

Grandma’s, Ios: 15/20 – NEW ENTRY

Hytra, Attica: 15/20

Koukoumavlos, Santorini: 15/20

La Veranda, Mykonos: 15/20 – NEW ENTRY

Matsuhisa Athens, Attica: 15/20

Noble Gourmet Restaurant, Rhodes: 15/20

Tomato, Halkidiki: 15/20

Ovac, Santorini: 15/20 – NEW ENTRY

Patio, Attica: 15/20

Moon, Santorini: 15/20

Water Restaurant, Halkidiki: 15/20