I went to Lemonia with friends on a recent Friday evening. The restaurant was very buzzy and lively with a great atmosphere. The service was good and the staff friendly and attentive but I was disappointed with the food which I thought was somewhat overpriced for the quality.
The starters were fine but my main course was, how shall I put it, lacking in exuberance. For £14 (almost £16 when the service element was added) I was served a disappointingly small tuna steak on its own with a side plate of spinach. The tuna was acceptable (I have tasted far better) but the spinach was inedible and I gave up trying after several minutes of chewing the unchewable. Had I not been with friends I would have asked them to take the spinach back but I did not wish to make a fuss in company and so let it pass.
We had a plate of mixed fruit for pudding which was good but my filter coffee was a challenge. It tasted bitter as though it had been left to stew for a long time and was barely drinkable. As a general comment, I have almost given up on coffee in restaurants as it is often truly awful and sadly Lemonia's was no exception. [Experience has taught me never to order tea.]
If you want to soak up the pleasingly hedonistic atmosphere of Londoners starting their weekends then Lemonia is a great place. However, don't order the tuna and be prepared to use a Stanley knife on their spinach. And leave the coffee until you get home.