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The Lemon Tree Restaurant

29-33 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BJ, England
+44 1580 763381
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (105 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (13 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
29-33 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BJ, England
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1 - 10 of 448 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped off in Tenterden for breakfast on our way back to the South West and the Lemon Tree had been recommended to us - we were not disappointed. English breakfast cooked to perfection with quality raw materials and unlimited coffee - we didn't want...More

Thank GeriGooner
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately I have nothing very positive to say. The service was quite slow ( although pleasant enough) Decor looks very tired and drab, that of a run down Nursing home! The food was terrible, there were 3 of us and no one enjoyed their food,...More

Thank Travelfoodcritic
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited the Lemon Tree several times and the food and service never fails. Excellent choice of meals and desserts. All reasonably priced and good portions. Steve (waiting staff) is always well organised and polite, works at a good speed, but never hurries you. Ambience...More

Thank philipthompson49
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the excellent review, I'll make sure Steve gets to see it. Hope to welcome you back soon Nick

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the lemon tree for a drink and cake on a Friday morning. Resturant decor is lovely and very in keeping with Tenterden town. Service was efficient and order taken from the table. Homemade scone was delicious as was the cherry bakewell and crumpets we...More

Thank Tiskyboo
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for the excellent review, I hope you get the chance to come back for lunch soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had taken the steam train from Bodium to Tenterden and whilst waiting to return met our son and his girlfriend for something to eat. The Lemon Tree is set in a beautiful characterful building and although it was very busy and we had not...More

Thank LucyJohn_1923
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for the great review and I hope you get the chance to come back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place . On arrival fitted us in early . Went to order informed online menu not upto date sp a little dissapointed . As had already decided what having . Also price online incorrect . Had the soup starter and was great . Had...More

Thank Alan L
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry the beef wasn't tender, it is slow cooked, is prime British topside so shouldn't be fatty and should be tender. We usually get nothing but compliments about all the roasts. Our website is a guide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Tenterden amazing place the lemon tree 14th century timbered building that survived all that time, great for us. The staff is very well organized due to the popularity of the place. You have to wait to be seated, then they immediately take care of...More

Thank muriel m
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review, I hope you can come back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

12.30 Saturday lunchtime restaurant quiet on arrival Light lunch and drinks ordered, pate extremely good, strawberry pavlova excellent, cheese & herb scone insipid and sweet As soon as we had taken our last mouthfulput the table was cleared we were asked if we wanted anything...More

Thank Yvette N
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As previously advised, when we cleared away your plates because you had finished, you asked and paid for the bill - that would be pretty indicative that you had finished your meal - I have no idea of your plans - more shopping - beat...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Lemon Tree with a friend who lives locally. She had never been before and we relied on Trip Adviser reviews. Such a lovely place for lunch. Not a pub, more a tea room with home cooked Sunday lunch. Can't fault the service,...More

1  Thank LexyFr
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review, I'm delighted you enjoyed it and hope you can come back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My party of four had a delicious lunch here last Monday. After walking up and down the High Street we felt the Lemon Tree might be the venue with the most character and when we went inside the feeling only strengthened. Wonderfully charming decor and...More

1  Thank AndyMac1971
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm delighted you enjoyed it and hope you come back soon

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J C
27 February 2017|
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Response from Nick A | Property representative |
I'm sorry the open sign was not turned over and I'll put the opening times on our new website. Just so you know for the future, we open at 9am every day except Sundays which is 10am. Sorry about Cafe Rouge
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Linda W
29 March 2015|
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Response from Nick A | Property representative |
Hi, We open at 10am on Sundays, 9am the rest of the week Hope it's not too late for you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-33 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 763381
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Description
14th Century heavily timbered wealden hall house restaurant in the centre on Tenterden offering great British food. Open for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas. All home-made dishes, desserts and cakes, freindly efficient staff.
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