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The LemonTree

513 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1-2PH, England
01702467793
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Ranked #61 of 434 restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant. I have come here today on a recommendation and as a birthday celebration. Service is friendly and fast and the food (I had a traditional paella for main) was awesome and fresh, full of flavour and a treat. My sister was even surprised by a complementary birthday tiramisu which was tastefully presented. I would recommend... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

An unexpected find. My husband and I had a wonderful evening here with a very warm welcome from the staff and manager who went out of their way to ensure their guests had a wonderful experience. We had mussels which were absolutely delicious and both chose a T Bone steak which was cooked to perfection. The restaurant was busy for... More

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Essex
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, I thought the food was really lovely. But have two big negatives one of which the waitress looked as so miserable and also handed one of our family members a burning hot! Plate, which the waitress was holding with a cloth not to burn herself! I spoke to the head waiter about this, he did speak with the... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Lemon Tree is our local restaurant, we always visit when we have a special occasion to celebrate. When they first opened we mentioned that they did not have "cheese and biscuits" on the dessert menu. The next time we visited it was on the menu. That shows how committed they are to looking after their customers. I would thoroughly... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have been to The Lemon Tree in Southend on several occasions and every time they amaze us even more than before. The food here is one of if not the best in Southend and their garlic bread is to die for! The service here is second to none they are very attentive without being over the top. I love... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Lemon Tree is a local restaurant to us, and we have visited just a couple of times a year since it opened, and it gets better every time. We took a chance of an early table without booking. The helpful and friendly staff managed to fit us in, and it became evident that they were completely booked out as... More

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Rochford
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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went there with a group of friends for a lunch time meal on a Sunday. The food was excellent, the service very friendly and it wasn't too expensive. Will be going back without a doubt.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I had kidneys & husband had scallops for starters. Both were delicious. I had Seabass & husband had pork belly as main course, also delicious. Cannot wait to return.

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband, myself and two friends dined at The Lemon Tree a couple of weeks ago and we really enjoyed the experience. The decor and layout of the restaurant is very pleasing, and we found the service efficient and quite friendly. The menu offers a great choice of Mediterranean dishes, and the choice is enhanced by daily specials available. The... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went as a family of four for dinner. 2 out of 4 dinners were not up to standard of even a lower standard restaurant, the other 2 dinners were very nice (the pork belly roulade and chicken with mozarella were cooked well) The pizza was under cooked and had a very floury tasting base, the cod in tomato and caper... More

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