The Lemon Tree Colchester Essex Hot

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The Lemon Tree Colchester Essex
The Lemon Tree Colchester Essex
Address 48 St John's Street
Town/City Colchester
County Essex
Postcode CO2 7AD
Tel No. 01206 767 337
Website http://www.the-lemon-tree.com/
Opening Times Monday to Saturday 10.30 am Morning Coffee, 12 noon Lunch Menu, 5.00 pm Evening Menu, Last Orders Monday to Thursday 9pm, Friday and Saturday 10pm

Located underneath Colchester's Roman Town Wall The Lemon Tree specialise in home cooked food, fine wines and live entertainment.

Running live jazz, gourmet and theme nights The Lemon Tree pride themselves on home cooked food made to order from local produce. Featuring an imaginative a la carte menu, fresh fish and a vegetarian selection there is something for everyone at The Lemon Tree.

As recommended by one of our users:

"Fantastic restaurant set in Colchester's Roman wall. Fish dishes to die for! Interesting veggie dishes too, as well as delicious pasta. Always a great range of daily specials.  Good value set meals. Friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended!"

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Wont me in any hurry to go back in this century!!

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Reviewed by Julie M
August 02, 2012
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Ate here last night - NEVER again! We were really disappointed in the quality of food, service and atmosphere in this restaurant. It was very expensive for what it was and there was a strange smell all night which we reported to the waitress and received no further feedback?!

Needless to say we will NOT be EVER going back and will never recommend. Look on TripAdvisor if you want a wider overview - this place must be on its way out I'm sure!

 

Not a good English Experience at all!

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Reviewed by Andre
June 12, 2012
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I am here staying with friends and we all went to eat at this restaurant and it was a very bad experience and we will never go again.

The food was of poor quality, bones in the fish and meat very hard to chew! The wine was very expensive and the service very slow. We did not find the place to be very clean and 3 of our party were very ill the following day which they all feel was from eating at this place.

I am sorry that it was a poor experience as I only come and see my friends once a year and this evening was ruined. I will make sure we eat at another restaurant next time where the food, wine and service is professional and worth the very expensive prices that we pay. NOT GO HERE - VERY BAD!

 

Avoid at all Costs - not a positive experience!

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Reviewed by Peter
June 07, 2012
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What can I say an all round terrible experience at this restaurant in May 2012. I found the toilets to be covered with paper and mess on the floor at 8.30 pm! The Food and Wine were over rated and very expensive for the quality and variety offered. The service was slow considering it was a week night.

My main course did not arrive at the same time as my wife's and subsequently we felt our meal was ruined. We will not be heading back to this place anytime soon - VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS

 

Could have been better

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Reviewed by James Wills
January 03, 2012
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I visited this restaurant with my girlfriend during the Christmas and New Year period and was surprised to find that the service was slow despite the serious lack of custom in the restaurant at this time. I did think that the food was what I would describe only as 'OK'and nothing to write home about. I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the toilets were not up to scratch which again is poor given the lack of customers at this time of the year and the place appeared fully staffed. I have been here a few times in the past prior to the theatre and it has gone down in its overall standards which is a shame. Looking at the website I wondered if the owner has expanded too soon and maybe in areas out of his league? Either was my girlfriend was not impressed and like many we wont be in a hurry to go again soon.

 

We wont be rushing back! Ever!

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Reviewed by Susan Willis
July 21, 2011
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They always say visit the toilets in a restuarant to find out how clean the kitchen is - in this case dont bother! They were terrible and so was the food! Log wait, sent back, cold, staff with attitude and not value for money - need I say more? We were a party of 4 and the bill was very expensive in total and we were very upset and wont be returning - think twice and compare with other restaurants who pride themselves on their quality and service.

 
 
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