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Lemon Tree

14-16 Water Lane | Bishops Stortford, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
+44 1279 757788
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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14-16 Water Lane | Bishops Stortford, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked Lunch at the Lemon Tree for a pre-Christmas visit to my mother-in-law, taking a family of 5 aged between 4 and 80-something. Menu choice was good, and we ordered a selection of 'nibbles' to see us through as we didn't want starters. Great food...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very nice (evening meal) but it is not good enough to dress, in this case, young ladies, in black and call them waitresses. They have to be trained properly, especially with the prices you charge. Teach them how to open wine, then...More

Thank plannerEssex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was scrummy. Had the roast turkey and strudel for pudding. Yummiest turkey I’ve had. Veggies cooked perfectly with a slight crunch. Good selection on the menu too. Tables nicely spaced out so you can’t overhear other tables conversations. Lovey Christmas atmosphere. Service was good....More

Thank Dagemsta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious! Couldn’t fault it in any way. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I had the squid rings for starters, others had scallops and soup. Mains were the cod and pork. We will definitely be...More

Thank kerriesweeney37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lunch meeting at the Lemon Tree with a colleague. I didn't really know what to expect but I was quite disappointed. The décor was okay but there was a large amount of dust on the window sill by our table. The menu...More

Thank Mackie1967
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service, Drinks, Food, all excellent, can’t fault it. We had a lovely Friday evening meal with friends and will not hesitate to visit again. The menu is a little different to other restaurants in Bishops Stortford, not a huge amount of choice but we had...More

Thank Jereal
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Starter of cheese soufflé nice , & squid rings nice , Duck for main I told the waitress I like it pink , it came pink but in most places Raw, couldn’t chew it or swallow it didn’t eat it , it was sent back...More

Thank marion s
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went there this afternoon for a family lunch. The food was amazing, the Sunday Roast are delicious. We had three courses and the Scotch Egg starter and the Sticky Toffy Pudding was worth it. Great atmosphere, lovely Tudor building and would highly recommend the Sunday...More

Thank chrisord125
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The bright yellow signs outside rather spoil the look of this restaurant. Interestingly the menus have a black background with a lemon coloured tree which would be much better outside as well. We had decent cocktails in the small bar area. The interior is slightly...More

2  Thank martinidoc
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here - specific gluten-free menu avail which is always wonderful. Quality of the food and its presentation were simply superb. Lovely staff. Delightful experience!

Thank JuliaMarlow
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7 December 2016|
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Response from Gill F | Reviewed this property |
yes but would need to let them know so could give you a convenient table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Water Lane | Bishops Stortford, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 757788
  • E-mail
The Lemon Tree restaurant, just a few steps from the heart of Bishop���s Stortford is a Hertfordshire favourite. Set in an elegant Grade II listed Georgian terrace, The Lemon Tree is a lively, relaxed eatery, created entirely by executive chef Luke Fishpool and his front of house wife Sue. The dining room makes the most of its historic setting, with beamed walls and ceilings, exposed brick fireplace, wooden floors and uncluttered wood tables and seating. The well thought out modern British menu features the freshest quality ingredients and global influences, and Sunday lunch includes a proper British roast. Interesting, affordable wine list and parking nearby that ticks every box.
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