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Lemonokipos Restaurant

100 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 057087
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (37 reviews)
“panna cotta” (14 reviews)
“moussaka” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. A lovely setting & great food
"You sit beneath the lemon trees and it is quite picturesque."
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2. Superb food; great service
"Based on our visit, a strong five out of five recommendation"
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3. Beautiful garden & atmosphere
"I loooooved the garden with lemon trees! It is very unique!"
Aquarius C
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely garden, very slow service (it took two hours to have two course meal! - without any apologies). Some food was good, some average.

Thank 606raijal
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Posto molto carino in pieno centro di Retimno, in un giardino interno sotto gli alberi di limone.. suggestivo. Servizio ottimo. Cibo ottimo e abbondante. Prezzi adeguati. Meglio prenotare perché sempre pieno. Cambierei la selezione musicale. A very nice place, in the center of Retimno, the...More

Thank Vito M
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Waiter took our orders and didn't write them down - came back 2 minutes later to check he had it right (he had one of the starters wrong!!). Was not impressed with the starters when they arrived, my partners soup was lukewarm however we decided...More

Thank steph95kate
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We have been to this restaurant every year for the past 15 years and it just gets better. Superb authentic Cretan cuisine and George and his staff always give perfect service. The gardens are a real talking point.

Thank RandRWestcliffonSea
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We had Gardeners Lamb which was a meatloaf of chunks of lamb and vegetables, along with the Greek sampler. That included moussaka, stuffed tomato, stuffed eggplant, pork and it was all well presented and tasty. Free grapes, sour cherry panna cota and raki at the...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee one night and decided to go back for a meal. Service was really good. Lovely pleasant staff and garden area was lovely. Food was nice enough but nothing special.

Thank pacheca
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this place by word of mouth of another tourist while on holiday. So glad we did. The setting is beautiful and the staff really professional but friendly at the same time. The menu is extensive and the food is stunning...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a really good restaurant for a special occasion as it is a bit more expensive than others. Food is delicious but sometimes you get a bit too much to eat! Don't bother with a a starter as you get bread olives, dried tomatoes...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and friendly staff. Also had gluten free options and knew what we were talking about when we asked about it. Happy to recommend this restaurant for families or groups looking for traditional Cretan cuisine and also other Mediterranean dishes. Thanks to the...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Crete for a week and met another couple by the pool who recommended this place to us, also we checked the rating on trip adviser and decided to give it a go.. it was my favourite restaurant of the week, we didn't...More

Thank leightonrob1991
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Questions & Answers
June 23, 2017|
Response from Lemonokipos | Property representative |
Dear moy34, Thank you for your interest. Yes, you can visit us at the end of October. We are open until the first days of November. Kind Regards, Marios Portalios
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ethnikis Antistaseos Street | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 057087
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‘Lemonokipos’ (Greek word for lemon-tree garden) is a family oriented restaurant with cuisine inspired by the glorious Greek culinary tradition. Established back in 2000, the restaurant is set in a gorgeous garden located right on the central square of the picturesque old town of Rethymno, amidst important historic building monuments. The food menu is full of flavorful, sensibly priced dishes and meze that celebrate the freshest natural ingredients and locally sourced produce our region has on offer. The menu is complemented by hot beverages and refreshing cold drink and cocktail proposals as well as a selection of Greek and Cretan wines. With an elegant but friendly atmosphere ‘Lemonokipos’ is the ideal destination for each occasion.
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