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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

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.

Debra Balshaw 15 July 2017
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

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Customer reviews for The Lemon Tree

4.6 (((() (based on 44 reviews)
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  • dinner (35)
  • lunch (19)
  • romantic (17)
  • private dining (15)
  • luxury (13)
  • value (11)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Debra Balshaw 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.

  • ((((* 9 July 2017 by Chris Clarke from Bishop's Stortford


  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Peter Appleton from Much Hadham

    There are few restaurants that you can be assured of excellent food and service time after time and this is why the Lemon Tree is our favourite and that of the many people that we have now taken there. Favourite dish must be the cheese souffle starter if we had to make a choice but we have yet to be disappointed with anything we have ordered. Consistantly excellent.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Karen Hadra from Bishops Stortford

    Excellent food

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Jennifer Winwright from Bishops Stortford

    This is a fabulous little restaurant. We visit very regularly for lunch and have never been disappointed by either the food or the level of service. Strongly recommend.

  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Valerie Sadler from Royston

    All the staff were very helpful couldnt do enough for us, all our meals were excellent and well presented. We would certainly go again.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Sarah Poulten from Bishops Stortford

    As per usual... We received a warm welcome, very efficient service and of course delicious food...! I've never been disappointed at The Lemon Tree in any way... I'm a lunchtime visitor and there's always an interesting mix of patrons dining... Friday was great fun...!

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Sean Donohoe from Bishop's Stortford

    The staff were great and very attentive. The food was superb. Definitely returning.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Greg Remer from Bishop's Stortford

    Never been here before, but I can honestly say the food was amazing. The staff were very attentive and it was a really nice atmosphere.
    Definitely going there again.

  • (((** 4 April 2017 by Gill Cox from royston

    The food was delicious and the waitresses were very pleasant.

    Unfortunately the radiator came on half way through the meal and we were unable to turn it off. The waitresses apologised saying they had reported it to management but nothing had been done about it. We tried to open the window. It wouldn't open. We were all roasted and feeling very uncomfortable.

    We were moved to another table to finish the meal.

    We are very disappointed about this as we were celebrating 3 occasions. Clearly, our guests were not impressed.

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