Christmas and New Year Opening

1st - 24th December - Open as usual

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - Closed

27th - 31st December - open as usual

1st & 2nd January 2015 - Closed

From Saturday 3rd January - Open as usual

We wish all our customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Christmas Party Menu 2014

Check out our Events Page for our Christmas Party Menu and for details of how to book your celebration



 Taste of Winter Menu

Click here to see our all new Taste of Winter Menu with delicious seasonal ingredients and flavours.


The Lemon Tree in Bishops Stortford is best known as a restaurant that serves exceptional food in a comfortable setting within a 16th-century building situated in a historic corner of the town centre. Since opening in 1996, our services have been extended to include conferences, weddings, other events and outside catering.

Our chef-proprietor Luke Fishpool chose modern British cuisine as the theme for The Lemon Trees light lunch and dinner menus and has refined this to place emphasis on local and regional ingredients.

Co-proprietor Sue Fishpool's front-of-house flair and expertise helped The Lemon Tree to gain listings in the Michelin and Good Food Guides, giving our restaurant premier status within the area. A seasonal al fresco venue, The Courtyard at The Lemon Tree, serves pre-booked groups of 8 - 14 people during fine weather.

Our regional outside catering service, including professional waiting staff, is available for parties of up to about 80.

The Lemon Tree is in the centre of Bishop's Stortford (find us), a market town on the edge of some beautiful countryside, yet only a fifteen minute journey from Stansted airport and with easy access by train to London Liverpool Street. Explore the website and find out more

Reservations are advised for both lunchtimes and evenings.

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