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513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
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Ranked #55 of 468 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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the Lemon Tree as a family to celebrate my Brother-in-Law's 60th Birthday. My sister chose this restaurant as had heard many good reviews. There was so much to choose from on the menu it took us a while to decide what to have. I cannot imagine anyone coming to this restaurant & not liking anything on here. They... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having lived in Southend for five years it's remarkably difficult to get a table last minute at a good restaurant on a Saturday evening. It seems that the Lemon Tree is a relatively undiscovered gem in the area, as we got a table an hour before we dined. The staff were fantastic and very attentive, the menu had something for... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not sure why the enticement to write a review, rather like the issue of a £100 fine if it bad! I hope the positive reviews aren't for the reward! Having said that I am quite sure they are genuine. The Lemon Tree seems out of place where it is but I think that makes it more special. The welcome was... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Well what a shame! Booked here recently with my family for my mothers Birthday. I will start by saying that we were impressed by the food, the decor the waiters service and the atmosphere. Should have been a great night and a much better review but for the manager's short sighted attitude. I snuck a small birthday cake in to... More

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Rochford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my fiance's birthday during lunch time as i had heard good reviews and was keen to try it. We were greeted by the waiter at the door who offered a choice of two tables by the window and also offered to take our coats. We found the decor to be tasteful, clean and welcoming- no... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went using a group on voucher and will definitely go again. The food was beautifully cooked, The sea food was marvellous and my wife had sardines as starter followed by sea bass. And the desert's were gorgeous.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nothing to say but Yum Yum Yum : )) Got to write more though fantastic food and atmosphere waiters very attentive, we had a seafood menu the fish was so mmmmmmm, we will be back. The restaurant was very busy but waiters still had time for everyone, they poured our wine throughout the evening very comfortable seating ambience with candles... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went on the spur of the moment as we had a babysitter but no plans of where to go. Despite it not being in the nicest part of Southchurch Road, once we were inside we were not aware of the location - it had a lovely atmosphere. Service was efficient but we didn't feel rushed or under any pressure.... More

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regular traveller from Essex
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I live just around the corner from this restaurant and this was my first visit. I'm unlikely to return. We were put on a table next to the front door, so constantly had people going past. A couple came in after us, known to the waiters and were given a table away from the door. We ordered and waited. And... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've been going to the Lemon Tree for my wedding anniversary's pretty much since it opened and will continue to return. I recently took my grown up children who also loved the food there, which is saying something as they are all fussy eaters. My son has since returned twice with his fiancé. Personally I have never been able to... More

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Address: 513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
Phone Number: 01702467793
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
Average Prices: USD 11 - 24
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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