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The LemonTree

513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
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Ranked #53 of 458 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lemon Tree brings an authentic taste of Mediterranean cuisine to Southend on Sea. Located on Southchurch Road the restaurant adds a fresh and sophisticated feel to the neighbourhood.The executive chef Servet leads a team of well trained cooks from Turkey that are introducing their best to Southend audience. The speciality Mediterranean dishes such as: Kleftico Lamp Shoulder or Pan Fried Escalope of Veal are being prepared carefully using the best local ingredients and are highly priced by all our clients. Unique blends of Mediterranean spices, meat and fish create a wonderful taste impossible to ignore.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

WOW loved this place, been once before and amazing again, staff were soo amazing and food was stunning, wine lovely and ALL other fantastic, thank you very much, a must, a diamond.

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Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Last minute minute choice to head out for a meal and very pleased with our choice. This was our first visit to the restaurant and having called them at 7.30pm they found us a table at 8.15. We were welcomed at the door and shown to our table. Restaurant was very busy but staff worked very hard and never seemed... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went there with my girlfriend and future wife! Food was very nice and hot. Nice little candle light on the table. It is not a large restaurant we felt very cosy there. They put automatic 10% on the bill. Please remember anywhere you go you never have to pay the % if you’re not happy with the food or service... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went here for a celebratory birthday dinner with my hubbie, following lots of positive recommendations from friends. Wasn't disappointed. The ambience is cosy and the tea lights on the table also help to make it romantic, if you want it to be, especially when they dim the lights as the evening goes on. Nice and comprehensive menu but also have... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Friends took us to the Lemon Tree and we absolutely loved it. The food was great and the people really friendly. All in all a lively evening.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had the scallops for starters which were brilliant but they were bettered by the lamb kleftico which was absolutely beautiful. We finished with lemon brûlée which was really nice. Overall the experience and quality of food were of great quality.

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Southend on sea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great deals on throughout the week and a lovely menu, staff are very friendly and make the atmosphere. The food was good portion size and tasted great. The service was quick and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took friends to the Lemon Tree last Friday evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. All the food was delicious and the service was very good too. A nice ambience and nothing was too much trouble. Have been a few times before and always had a great meal.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Yet another fabulous meal and service from The Lemon Tree. We have not been for several months - were welcomed like old friends - given really good service - nothing was too much trouble and they happily created the exact Pizza that our son wanted.... Really nice and have booked to go back next week as feel this is one... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Went with family on Sunday nine of us, food quite good but had three tiny roast potatoes each, asked for more potato and more veg, didn't get potatoes bud did get another dish of veg. Service fine but not particularly friendly,the house red was very poor and overall bill value a bit too high for what it was, not disappointed... More

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