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“Brilliant all round”

Lemonokipos Restaurant (Lemon Tree Garden)
Ranked #80 of 403 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: ‘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.
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Set in a lemon tree garden overlooking the square.
This was without doubt our favourite restaurant in Create rethymno area.
The food was exceptional, the service was brilliant and the cost was very very reasonable. Not only did this place have all the great things, food, location and service. It was the cheapest night outs we had, even compared to the cheap and cheerful restaurants.
The set menu was €20 where you get bread served with soft cheese, olives, sun dried tomatoes. Lemon tree salad, a starter, main (beautifully cooked). Followed by panna Cotta, grapes and raki. Kraft of wine.

Recommend 100% everytime !

1  Thank Beverley M
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch in the garden, albeit the cicadas are pretty deafening at times! Enormous garden salad was delicious,
fortunately we shared it between two. Followed by very nice snails in a lemon based sauce and some Cretan cheese pie. Had pretty much given up on French style snails, garlic flavoured rubber, until rediscovering lots of more interesting ways they can be cooked in Crete. I doubt you will be disappointed here. House wine, if you only want a 0.5l carafe, is perfectly pleasant, but nothing special. service was good. Would go back.

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We came here as a group of 9 friends for dinner whilst we were on holiday. We spotted it whilst we were walking round the city and thought we should give it a try given its stunning location - surrounded by pomegranate trees in a courtyard outside!

We were welcomed by the staff and everyone was extremely friendly and helped with recommending things on the menu. I went for the Cretan gastronomy me u which is a set menu for €20. Other reviews on here have also attested to the size of the portions but also, the food just didn't stop comimg! The bread basket was never empty and the sundries to,a toes, olives and soft Cretan cheese were topped up. The set menu also includes a small carafe of wine.

The food was 100% the best food we had in Crete. The vine leaves and stuff end aubergine flowers were gorgeous, the moussaka was divine and there was a meat "pie" (it was more like a stuffed pastry) was wonderful.

The staff also provided us with more wine ok the house, raki on the house and dessert on the house. Amazing hospitality!

My friends had the fish and seafood set menus and also enjoyed every single plate that was served.

I honestly cannot recommend this place enough. The whole meal did take about 3 hours, because of all the courses and the size of our party. It's definitely a restaurant experience. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This a must place to eat if you want food that is of great quality with impeachable service.
We were 4 friends. I had snail for starters and for the main course I had T-bone steak. My friends had some lamb. The meat was so soft that it fell from the bones. The owner gave us a free bottle of red wine and came to check on us if everything was ok.

After dinner we got free deserters and free shots.

Thank Ali-Asgar H
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

We have to wate our food very long time. Children get their food 2 hours wating and audults get their food when children have eatit their foods. There was also very noisy. They promise icecream for children because we have to wate so long. Everybody get one tablespoon icecream. The food wasn`t fort to wate.

Thank PiiaU7
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