Oikonomou doesn't have a sign and is so plain and simple you would miss it if there weren't so many people eating there. We were lucky to get a table outside under a tree, although there were some free tables inside. There are no menus and we were sent the youngest waiter to speak to us in English which confirms just how traditional this place is.
There are the usual basics and daily specials which they read out to you. We made the most of our last meal, sticking with the local favourites: fava bean dip with a splash of lemon and olive oil to add smoothness and taste to the lovely yellow bean taste. This was served with some lovely fresh bread and went well with stuffed cabbage leaf rolls which were so delicious, I considered asking if they would hire me as a waitress so I could stay in Athens. It was surprising that we hadn't come across the cabbage rolls as much and quite a shame that we hadn't discovered Oikonomou earlier although it wouldn't have been very adventurous to eat there every day.
|Fava bean dip - rabbit stifado - Greek salad - stuffed cabbage leaves|
Our main dish was Stifado - traditional Greek rabbit stew made with lots of pearl onions in a tomato sauce. This was hearty and was just the thing to have in a traditional taverna like Oikonomou. And of course, our final meal in Greece would not have been complete without a Greek salad which had become a staple during our trip.
All washed down with Mythos beer and sunshine, what a perfect way to end our trip. Oikonomou is the perfect place for a traditional, hearty taverna meal. It's simplicity and great value add to the charm of the place and we recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the real flavours of Greece.
Where: Corner of Troon and Kyndantidon
How much: Can't remember the details but the dishes were reasonable local prices