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The Lemon Tree

14-16 Water Ln, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2LB

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  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
Main course: £20
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00

Lovely friendly staff. Great food and we were the last to leave.

Pamela 17 September 2018
from Bishop's Stortford

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Listed in The Michelin Guide, The Lemon Tree offers contemporary, relaxed fine dining in an historic 16th-century building. Local head chef / proprietor Luke Fishpool has been creating innovative menus for 18 years using local suppliers of seasonal, quality produce wherever possible.

Choose from classic dishes like Godminster cheese soufflé, local grass-fed steak and chips or sticky toffee pudding with black treacle ice cream. Alternatively go for the ‘Taste of…’ set menu where seasonal ingredients are regularly showcased.

The wine list shows a similar blend of classic and contemporary with wines from all over the world and occasional hidden gems popping up on our blackboard. Wine and food pairings are showcased with the likes of Croatian Malvasia enjoyed alongside English asparagus. The Private Dining Room is a favourite with local businesses as well as a space for private celebrations, food demonstrations and wine master classes.

Centrally located in the town centre and just 10 minutes from the M11 junction 8 and Stansted airport, The Lemon Tree has its own private car park.

The Lemon Tree

14-16 Water Ln, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2LB

Contact +44 1279757788

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Customer reviews for The Lemon Tree

4.5 (((() (based on 53 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (42)
  • lunch (24)
  • romantic (20)
  • private dining (18)
  • luxury (14)
  • value (13)
  • business (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 4 October 2018 by Ivy from Bishops Stortford

    Lovely restaurant and food!

  • ((((( 17 September 2018 by Pamela from Bishop's Stortford

    Lovely friendly staff. Great food and we were the last to leave.

  • ((((( 5 August 2018 by Jean from Bishop's Stortford

    Food and staff excellent, I have been there quite a few times over the years and have never been disappointed

  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Malcolm from Sawbridgeworth

    Have been dining at The Lemon Tree in Bishop’s Stortford for many years now, Never ever disappointed with the food or service, A quality restaurant, good menue and as a family we all love dining there. Strongly recommended.

  • ((*** 26 February 2018 by Jean from Hertford

    Limited choice menu but very attractive presentation of each course
    However service was very amateurish and not as we had experienced on other occasions at this restaurant
    Also when checking the bill it included a second bottle of wine which hadn’t been ordered !
    Not the best experience this time

  • ((((( 17 November 2017 by Joan from Bishops Stortford

    An excellent experience.
    Pleasant welcome, great menu, beautifully presented food which was delicious, plenty of time to choose. Friendly and efficient waitresses.
    Only problem was that the table which needed to seat four people was too small and there wasn't enough room for all the plates, glasses etc

  • (((** 14 November 2017 by Jayne from Bishop Stortford

    Disappointed in the food very mediocre lovely environment and atmosphere!

  • ((((( 17 August 2017 by Mike from Bishops stortford


  • ((((( 14 August 2017 by Peter from Royston

    Service first class Food excellent Best restaurant experience for years

  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Debra from Bishop's Stortford

    Another delicious meal enjoyed at The Lemon Tree. Still my favourite restaurant in Stortford. Great food, fantastic Argentinian white to go with it and pleasant staff.

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