RestaurantsLondonPrimrose HillNW1

survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everyone seems to be a regular” at this “old and long-established Greek restaurant” – a large Primrose Hill landmark which is still “buzzing from morning till night”, as it has been for over three decades now. “The longstanding staff are very friendly” (but “service is not too good at busy times”). “You can always find something to eat on this long menu, but – though filling – it is very basic”.

Summary

£60
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Been going for 30+ years and still love it” – this “shamelessly old-school Greek” is a longstanding north London destination, and fans say it’s “such a nice change from the ubiquitous, pretentious, small-plates places” in serving “traditional taverna fayre that’s perfectly decent, if not exciting”. What people really go a bundle on though, is its “lovely family-friendly atmosphere”, as fostered by “very approachable staff who have been there forever” (but who “can be slow at busy times”).

Summary

£57
   ££
1
Poor
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “fun” Greek taverna in Primrose Hill has become a major north London institution in its 40-plus years, loved for its “friendly staff”, “great service” and “homely comfort cooking”. Complaints about “very average” meals – particularly “so disappointing” food – get louder every year though, with a chorus of critics saying it’s “living on memories”“not sure why it’s still so popular”.

Summary

£52
   ££
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4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The miracle is that it doesn’t change”, say fans of this veteran Primrose Hill taverna: a “big, bustling, cheerful, noisy, Greek family-style restaurant that’s been around forever”, with particularly “warm” staff of decades’ standing, who “don’t just tolerate children, they positively welcome them.” Never exactly a foodie hotspot, “it’s time to revamp the menu…”, according to one fan, who then goes on to admit “…but I’ve been saying that since 1978!” In truth, though, the experience here is finally starting to show its age: there have always been one or two sceptics who “wonder why everyone makes such a fuss about the place”, but their number grows more numerous with each passing year.

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89 Regent’s Park Rd, London, NW1 8UY

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
200

Lemonia Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lemonia Restaurant in NW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lemonia restaurant.
Richard F
Very good value on the fixed price menu - s...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"Very good value on the fixed price menu - service is great - clientele is aging "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £45.00
Lunch   £18.50

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.30 £22.90 £7.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
89 Regent’s Park Rd, London, NW1 8UY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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