The 25-metre glass atrium flooded with natural light is a lifestyle destination. Ten thousand square feet of pure happiness where you’ll find urban farmers harvesting a vertical orchard, opposite a mural by world-famous Greek graffiti artist INO. Where bakers, butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers bring the best and freshest of everything to market and chefs are at hand to prepare your purchase for you to enjoy on the spot or even takeaway. When it comes to food, authenticity is everything.
THE OLIVE TREE
The still point of our turning world is a 200-year olive tree, a sacred symbol of peace and friendship firmly rooted in Ancient Greek tradition and mythology. From one of the tables that surround it, you, have centre seats onto the bustle of the Agora, while the scent of sourdough bread straight out the wood-fired oven mingled with freshly roasted coffee is certain to awaken your taste buds.
We started simply, with ‘nothing but the best’. Building on the principle of quality, we count today some 1200 artisanal products from over 150 producers. Our product portfolio grows by 10% a year, patiently, as a result of extensive scouting for new suppliers and R&D of food technologies. Ergon has become a global name in Mediterranean food and Greek cuisine culture on the strength of its hand-picked premium content, strong aesthetics and commitment to nurturing and promoting small and honest local producers.
Choosing the ingredients is always our first priority. Even a simple recipe can prove to be a masterpieces when using the finest ingredients. So, here we are, selecting the freshest seafood for you, served up on a bed of ice to take home, or on the grill for you to savour on the spot. Let our fishmonger become your best friend!
Our country may be known primarily for its Mediterranean coastline, seafood, and idyllic islands. But there is another side to Greece, that extends over wild terrain of raw natural beauty, across mountains and small isolated villages. Greek meat-based recipes are rooted in Northern cuisine. And since it all starts with the raw materials, we want to preserve and pass on the know-how of these traditional butchery – methods to future – generations.
THE GREENGROCER’S AND THE VERTICAL ORCHARD
A ‘place-to-be’ for all the greens-lovers. You can’t get more ‘locavore’ than greens from the vertical orchard lining one side of our 25m atrium. Receiving natural daylight and drawing on the latest in hydroponics and aquaponics, it’s our 2.0 farming field where we grow seasonal aromatic herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary, as well as lettuce, cherry tomatoes, which are harvested by our abseiling resident gardener who clearly doesn’t suffer from vertigo.
Our menu reflects the ethos and vision of Ergon, simple yet refined … bringing great Greek flavours and Mediterranean conviviality to the table. We like the term ‘sobremesa’ given by our Spanish cousins to the time that seems to expand around and after a meal, spent in conversation, relaxing and prolonging the pleasure of the oldest social ritual.