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Lemon Tree

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14-16 Water Lane | Bishops Stortford, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
+44 1279 757788
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 00:00 - 23:59
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been dining at The Lemon Tree since it opened. We always go to celebrate our birthdays and our wedding anniversary with the occasional visit for a dinner or more usually lunch. Today's experience - of the 'occasional visit' variety - was really good. We were greeted by name on arrival, the service was excellent throughout... More 

Thank Jonny S
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked the Lemon Tree for a family gathering It was reasonably central to everyone So seemed Ideal The restaurant provides a decent 3course Lunch menu. There should be something for everyone a good choice There was 11 of my family dining Drinks ordered seemed to take an age to arrive Starters took ages to arrive although every one Was... More 

Thank Dilphin
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lemon Tree is where our family have celebrated birthdays for many years as well as having quick suppers and lunches, I think of it as my 'happy place'. It is my first choice of where to eat in Bishop's Stortford and has been for 20 years!!! Thank you for my special birthday meal this week, for the lovely welcome... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food and great service. Also has a private dining area which is handy for a medium sized party. Some parking available,but easy walking otherwise. Use lots of local produce and the specials make for lots of seasonal variety. Often forgotten about amongst the street of chain establishments, but is a real gem.

Thank Rachel B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lunch. Nothing too fancy but beautifully cooked and presented. Even decorated the desert plate with "Happy Birthday" for me. A definite recommendation.

Thank FullersEnd
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the other reviews we visited with high expectations which unfortunately were not met. We found the food underwhelming, average at best. The positive was the service which was excellent. I would not visit again.

Thank Eees
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at The Lemon Tree. Godminster cheddar soufflé followed by calve's liver. All really good. My partner had duck for main course which was equally delicious. Very reasonable bill too. Highly recommended.

Thank YorkshireTwig
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us had arranged a tasting meal with matching wines. We started with canapés followed by a four course dinner. The food was excellent and the matching wines were perfect. The wine and food was introduced and described by Harry, who was knowledgable and very personable. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Graham R
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant and have been regular visitors over the past 6 or so years to celebrate our birthdays ,wedding anniversary or Christmas meals with friends. The food in this restaurant is to die for and we have never had a bad meal. We visited again this year for our wedding anniversary and had a lovely... More 

Thank FineDining48
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time after reading a large amount of excellent reviews and seeing a great looking menu. However, we were disappointed by the awkward atmosphere we felt when walking in. We booked for a later meal which meant the restaurant was emptier, something I normally prefer but I felt quite unwanted. The service was quick but... More 

Thank Elli B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?