The "B." (Veta)


Taking Museum dining to sophisticated new heights "B." is the first high standard bar-restaurant at a Museum in Greece. From the beginning of its operation "B." managed to raise the museum-dining experience to levels unseen before.

"B." is located at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. The Museum is one of the most beautiful works of public architecture that has been developed over the past decades in Greece - the building was constructed between 1989-1993 on the plans of the talented architect Kyriakos Krokos, a personality both ruminant and poetic. In 2000 the Ministry of Culture declared it a historically listed monument, and a work of art.

"B." and the Museum are located next to the Thessaloniki City Hall and opposite the International Trade Fair, both focal points in the heart of Thessaloniki, surrounded by a large green area .

At "B." visitors can combine their tour of this beautiful Museum - which presents various aspects of life during the Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods - and enjoy from early morning a special breakfast and fine beverages, a casual or business lunch, or maybe finish their evening with a romantic dinner by candlelight.

The close collaboration of Chryssa Koniordou, the owner of "B.", with the kitchen brigade, creates menus that are unique to each season of the year. The full menu is based on Mediterranean flavours combined with elements of fine French and Italian cuisine.

At "B." taste becomes art, and as it is combined with the design aesthetics of the restaurant and the beautiful yard, it sets the background for a most enjoying and relaxing visit, for a coffee, a meal, or a drink.

A separate street level entrance on 3rd Septemvriou str. next to Town Hall allows guests to enjoy the restaurant beyond Museum hours.

Come and experience "B.", and for sure it will become your favorite hangout in, or lasting memory from, this most serene place in the heart of Thessaloniki.


Design-lead cafés and restaurants at museums is a worldwide trend. From the hi-tech Restaurant overlooking the Thames from the top floor of Tate Modern in London, to the "spacy" Georges at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the sexy The Bar at the MoMa in New York.
This trend spread to Greece timidly, with bars in various museums.

The only place that proudly and clearly makes a "statement" is the cafe-bar restaurant "Veta" at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki: a relaxing destination of the highest of standards, modern, cool and trendy, with respect to the Byzantine tradition of brick architecture of the museum.

"Veta" projects Museum dining to exquisite levels with the sophisticated room, the soft lighting, the elegant art de la table with the white individual mignon tablecloths and white cotton towels, the modern art paintings "Market" of Eleni Lyra on the wall above the big sofa and "Psyche's Knot" of Chryssi Tsiota by the bar, the lovely outdoor courtyard that "takes" guests to other places and other times with the beautiful trees "fotinies" which stay green throughout the year, the Vitra marble tables, the elegant Eames chairs, the Artemide floor lighting, the gorgeous bar under the pergola, and the impressively illuminated waterfall by the large table in the courtyard.

Private Dining

The restaurant is available tο host events, such as business functions and social receptions.

For seated dinner the capacity is 85 indoors and 120 in the courtyard, while for cocktail buffets the capacity is 130 indoors and 300 in the courtyard.

For booking or event planning please contact with the restaurant's management, by phone at +30.2310 86.96.95, or at

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Join our team

"B" is looking for warm, friendly and creative persons who love what they do to join our team.

If you're up to 35 years old, with excellent knowledge of Greek/English, and work experience in relevant restaurants, and you would like to be considered to become a member of our team, then please send an e-mail with CV and photo to


2, 3rd Septemvriou str. (Museum of Byzantine Culture)

546 39, Thessaloniki