Although vegans can eat at Liondi, I don’t recommend you do. It’s not that the restaurant is bad – it isn’t. It’s just that there are other more tasty and less expensive options for Greek dining in Athens.
Do not be fooled by their large vegetarian menu, there are very few vegan options. Gemista, a very typical Greek dish consisting of a stuffed pepper and tomato with rice, was the best vegan option they offered. So thats what I had. Paired with a side Greek salad (sans cheese), there was more than enough food to last 2 meals. The gamiest was delicious, cooked full of flavor and served with a side of Greek potatoes (yum!). The salad lacked spices and thus flavor, when compared to Greek salads elsewhere in Athens.
The menu was quite pricey in comparison to other Greek restaurants, as well – possibly due to its touristy location. Totalling 16.50 euros, my meal was about 5 euros too much.
Enjoy nice outdoor patio at Liondis or an air conditioned interior cooled to your comfort. The ambience is nice with the busy crowd passing by and if you’re lucky, some street musicians playing away. The maitre-d of the restaurant’s enthusiasm is contagious, leaving you feeling light hearted and happy.
The service at Liondis is satisfactory; friendly enough, however slow. The chef speaks English and is happy to be of service. Our meals took a long time to arrive, but I chalk that up to a busy restaurant. Each table was occupied, which was a good sign to me.
View their vegetarian menu: