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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