Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thymare, Thessaloniki

Thymare is the seafood restaurant of the landmark hotel Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki. Located on the ground floor of the hotel it offers a big dining room inside with open kitchen. For the summer months there is also an open terrace with views of Thermaikos (as you can see below).

The consice menu focuses on fish and seafood while there are a couple of  meat options. There is now also a set menu at 20 euros that includes starter main dessert and a glass of wine.  

To start, we were offered crackers with white tarama and olive oil made into a semisphere. The amuse bouche, fish consomme  with mussels, jerusalim artichoke and crithmum was interesting and very flavorfull. Crithmum or sea fennel or Kritamo is a flowering plant that you can find on the rocks by the sea. 

Octopus with fava, roast mushrooms and pesto sauce was very tender. 

Fried Calamari with aioli and bittersweet avocado sauce was excellent. So tender, nicely cooked while not at all greasy.

Fresh french fries with cream cheese sauce (not shown in the photo).  

Al dente spaghetti with shellfish, garlic and fresh herbs.

The service was attentive. Most dishes were reasonably priced so you end up with a good value for money meal despite the 5 star setting that might make you think otherwise. I would like to return and try more dishes. 

Wednesday to Saturday 18:00-00:00
Sunday 13:00-17:00
Monday and Tuesday closed