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“Disappointing.....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Cherry Tree - CLOSED

The Cherry Tree
Crow Lane, Tendring, England
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Lawford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Disappointing.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at The Cherry Tree several times and the food has always been excellent. Having raved about the food to my sister and husband we treated them to a Sunday lunch at The Cherry Tree. Sadly, this turned out to be a huge mistake. The two men ordered roast turkey which was fine, but my sister and I chose the roast beef. To be perfectly honest mine was so fatty even a dog would have refused to eat it. The waitress said she would mention this to the chef, however nothing was done and I wasn't offered an alternative meal. Unfortunately, the very charming and extremely accommodating manager did not appear to be at The Cherry on this occasion as I am sure had he been there the situation would have been redeemed. Needless to say we haven't returned and it is unlikely that we would recommend dining there following this unfortunate dining experience. Up until then we had always found it to be a very welcoming establishment offering great food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Essex Great Britain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“CHERRY RIPE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A comfortable pub with pleasant surroundings.
The roast dinners are good value and well cooked.
The desserts are tasty and varied.
Just the place to chill, either as a couple or with friends. A must to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

the food is to die for.
this has to be one of the best restaurants i have been to in a long time the food was great and nice portions and a good choice. and with great service . we where there on a quite night so don't now if it would change on a buzzy night, and are going back soon

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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clacton on sea
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice place to drop in for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The food was lovely and we went lunchtime it has a very nice feel and the garden looked a nice place to sit. One let down was that we would have liked being told what the chefs specials were instead of asking and also did we need anything else i.e. pepper.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Essex
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Could have been better for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Friendly and welcoming arrival. However, we were told two things chosen from the menu were unavailable after we'd ordered them and when the main course did arrive, it wasn't quite what I ordered. However, it was fresh and tasty and I did enjoy it. My husband's steak could have been better as some was inedible due to a sinewy section but the cheesecake was divine. We did feel however, that it was rather overpriced, especially for a spontaneous midweek meal - £63 for a shared starter, 2 mains, 2 desserts, 3 drinks.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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