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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” (36 reviews)
“panna cotta” (13 reviews)
“moussaka” (30 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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!"
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We (i.e. family and friends) love Lemonokipos! We try to go any time we're at Rethymnon. The food is excellent! The ambiance is magic - a lovely Venetian building, full of lemon trees. Excellent food, excellent owner, warm and hospitable waiters. Very highly recommended.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 September 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,...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Beautiful outside, cozy inside, authentic traditional tasty Greek servings, warm and attentive service. Who needs anything more?

Thank avi e
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here on our first night, Wednesday, 4 October. We sat out under the trees and the restaurant was quite busy including a group of older ladies celebrating a birthday. We decided to have the set menu of bread, salad, smoked pork apakia followed...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There was just 'something' we really liked about this restaurant. It was ideally placed in a friendly and vibrant part of the area. The menu suited our tastes and was reasonably priced. The staff were attentive, and good humoured.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay near Rethymno. The service is attentive but not invasive. The food was lovely, the Fava is to die for and the Moussaka especially good. It's such a relaxed vibe, the outdoor garden area is such a lovely...More

Thank Grecophile480
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I recommend this lovely restaurant. You can sit inside or outside in a covered courtyard under lemon trees. The food is plentiful and delicious. I had the set menu which consisted of 2 starters, a main and a dessert, plus wine and nibbles all for...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We ate at this restaurant recently whilst on a group archaeology tour of Western Crete. We ate in the lovely courtyard at the rear under the bitter orange and pomegranate trees. All the Cretan food was excellent but the prawns in a raki and tarragon...More

Thank seacucumber
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Gorgeous garden area where we sat under the lemon trees. Typically Greek. Good selection of food including set menus where you can have 4 courses and a glass of wine for only €20!!! Great way to sample traditional Greek food. Owner Costa was...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Whenever you come - for your morning coffee or late lazy vacation breakfast, for lunch or for a relaxing romantic vacation dinner - you will find cozy atmosphere, delicious tasty food at reasonable prices, friendly personnel, smiles of guests from all around the world and...More

Thank Snežana S
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Questions & Answers
23 June 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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