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The LemonTree

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513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
01702467793
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lemon Tree brings an authentic taste of Mediterranean cuisine to Southend...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food and staff

It's a local restaurant for my boyfriend and I that we visit regularly. The staff are so friendly, timely service and the food is always superb quality. I get the same thing to eat everytime cause I love it so much but my boyfriend has sampled the majority of the menu. Only downside is we haven't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
JessicaSJames
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It's a local restaurant for my boyfriend and I that we visit regularly. The staff are so friendly, timely service and the food is always superb quality. I get the same thing to eat everytime cause I love it so much but my boyfriend has sampled the majority of the menu. Only downside is we haven't been able to get... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had always thought it was an old ladies tearoom and was pleasantly surprised. Continental attentive waiters, good food. Living in Thorpe bay I thought I had to go to Leigh for such a restaurant. Good because its localish

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

All the food was nice and fresh but the paella was a little lacking in flavour.The waiter was very good and even took a family photo for us.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food, happy helpful staff, Beautiful restrant, clean toilets can not fault this place at all. Highly recommend. Meal for 2 & drinks & side order £53. One of Southends finest places to dine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cant beleive the reviews i just read i went with 2 of my freinds for xmas lunch and we must say it was the best xmas lunch we had the food and service was wonderful and it put us in the christmas spirit. Nothing was to much trouble and my friend who is very fussy does not like tomatoes they... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on New Year's Eve and when booking had been informed it was a special menu priced at £50, which included canapés, soup, starter, mains and dessert. My husband chose the risotto with scallops which he said had a pleasantly delicate flavour. He was complimentary about his main course steak which he ordered rare and thought was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to the Lemon Tree for the first time on New Year's Eve - what a disappointment. We were told we could choose from the a la carte menu when booking but were given the set menu in arrival. When we questioned about the a la carte we were advised that wasn't available. We pushed and were told we could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve - first visit . Oh dear! I queried twice regarding the menu upon booking and was assured that it was a la carte. HOWEVER! We waited a while for drinks and then a set menu was thrust in our hands! Ooh no darling only set menu at £50.00 a head!!!. They said they would see if they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a very poor meal tonight although we ate all the food it was at best average and certainly not worth the money spent service was good but food very average.would not recommend

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I Ordered the Prawns and Steak from the Christmas evening set menu. The starters arrived I had 3 Prawns on my plate, 1 slice of bread and a dribble of a mediocre tomato sauce, not very inspiring. My main course was a TBone steak with a lot of fat and gristle, covered in garlic and parsely margerine. Served with Roast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702467793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 24
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?