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The Lemon Tree Restaurant

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29-33 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BJ, England
+44 1580 763381
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

young chef and he knows what he is doing -- well done - the food is alway good and the staff are nice --martin the manager is very friendly

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Thank Tom H
Ashford, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is usually very good but not today. I had the Sussex smoked haddock that was dry, with lumpy potato and a blob of solid cheese on top. It was like the chef had cooked it earlier, failed to serve it and grilled it again. Pretty awful sadly. The food my wife and daughter received was passable but... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lemon Tree is a charming place to have a delicious afternoon tea, with homemade cakes of all varieties. Plus they also cook up some good traditional English cuisine, like sausage and mash, steak and kidney pies, and a hearty English breakfast. The staff are very welcoming, whether you are a local or a tourist, make you feel very much... More 

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Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review and I hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for breakfast on New years Eve to enjoy a cooked breakfast. Whilst the food was very good and the staff are most obliging, the owner needs to take a course in etiquette and customer service. Telling customers that what they've asked for is disgusting and that you won't do it won't win you any... More 

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Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

One of the small pleasures of owning my own business is being able to decide what I want to put on my menu. Our baked beans are already cooked and in tomato sauce. If we were doing beans from raw then frying them would be an option, but simply adding oil is not what I want to do. If I... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious, fresh, perfectly cooked food, served with courtesy and patience. It greatly enhanced our friends get together. Looking forward to returning; thank you.

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Thank LJAM2014
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Tenterden and wanted a nice "not-chain" tea and lunch and this place is perfect. Nearby parking makes popping in very easy. The staff were friendly and polite, a great selection on the menu and service was quick. Lots of seats and the overall feel is very traditional and British! Recommended.

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Thank PhilG8
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review, I hope you come back next time you're passing More 

Ketton, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wandering around the beautiful town of Tenterden, we called in to the Lemon Tree for tea and cake and really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and the cakes were first class, as was the pot of tea. Added bonus, clean toilets.

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Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review and I hope you come back soon More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have often used the Lemon Tree for morning coffee or afternoon tea, but this is the first occasion we have used it for lunch. The place was busy as it was Tenterden Christmas Market, but they readily found us a table for six. The building is full of old world timber beams, and looks out onto the High Street... More 

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Thank Alan C
Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review and I hope to welcome you back soon More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Took friends for Birthday today we had main course and desert then before we had finished our drinks were asked to leave as there were people waiting spoilt my friends Birthday that has never happened anywhere else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great find! Such good food and lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be back and the fish cakes are recommended!

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Nick A, Owner at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and I hope you'll come back soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?