If you enjoy Greek food, book a table at Lemonia. This popular restaurant which threw open its doors in 1979 serves a wide selection of traditional Greek delicacies. Ingredients are locally sourced and freshly prepared every day.
Begin your meal with Avgolemono, a fragrant Chicken Broth and Rice soup with Egg and Lemon, or try Fagges, a Lentil soup. Cold starters like Zatziki (Greek Yoghurt and Cucumber), Octapodi - a salad of fresh Octopus with Olive oil and Smoked Salmon are great accompaniments and if you prefer something hot, try Loukanika (mildly spiced Greek sausages) or Spanakopita (fresh Spinach with Feta cheese in Filo pastry).
Kleftiko (joint of Lamb baked in Lemon, Spices and Herbs) is a must-try main dish. If, however, you would prefer something with a familiar name, order the Moussaka (a meatless option is also available). Grilled Dover Sole is a favorite with seafood lovers as is the charcoal grilled Calamari.
Vegetarian patrons head straight for the Louvia (Black-eyed beans with Spinach, Olive Oil and Lemon juice) while, for meat eaters, the Souvlaki (Lamb or Pork) is a succulent, perfectly grilled choice.
The mains are substantial but if you still fancy something more, there are plenty of side dishes to choose from. We recommend the mushrooms and Feta cheese with olive oil. To sample a cross-section of Lemonia’s choice specialities order the Mezze platter , - a delicious selection of hot and cold appetizers, main dishes and a Greek salad. Round off your meal with sweet Baklava or the naughty but very nice Galaktopoureko (Filo pastry with patisserie cream and syrup).
If you’re popping in for a quick bite, the Special Three Course lunch is ideal. For a family gathering or celebration, the restaurant’s Private Room is worth considering. If your guests number more than 10 you can choose from the Group Set menu, - a great way to treat your guests to some of the capital’s best Greek fare. Lemonia is also a great place for New Year fare with a difference.
89, Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 8UY
Telephone: +44 20 7586 7454
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