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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

Service first class Food excellent Best restaurant experience for years

Peter 14 August 2017
from Royston

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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

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Recommended for

  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (21)
  • romantic (18)
  • private dining (17)
  • luxury (14)
  • value (12)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** 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.

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


  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Peter 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 from Bishops Stortford

    Excellent food

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Jennifer 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.

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