Opened since 1995 and located between avenue Louise and the Châtelain area since 2000, the Notos serves a simple yet extremely refined Greek cuisine. The owner and chef, Constantin Erinkoglou, tells the story of his passion for great produce and the farmers who cultivate them through his cuisine. His desire at Notos is to put in the spotlight the Greek culinary heritage we know little about, rich in Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern and Balkan influences.
The restaurant is exceptionally elegant, with its high ceilings bright rooms, old wooden floors covered in heavy carpets, and dark wooden tables with white tablecloth.
We started our meal with a selection of traditional appetizers (18€), including a delicious grilled octopus and an incredible homemade tarama. Then we had fava from Santorini, which is the basis of most of the Greek islands’ inhabitants’ diet, served with sun-dried tomatoes and capers in olive oil. The main course was an amazingly tender slow-cooked lamb with seasonal veggies (28€), one of the house’s specialties. We ended on a sweet note with a semolina cake with masticha, light and refreshing, served with vanilla ice-cream.
The Notos will take you on a real journey deep into the heart of Greece. A restaurant to keep in mind for lunch (29€ for three courses), or for a special occasion, to enjoy a refined Mediterranean dinner.