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The Lemon Tree in Tenterden

Address : 29 High St, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6BJ
Phone : 01580 763381 Please mention thefoodplace.co.uk when you call.

About The Lemon Tree

Cuisine : British, English
Open for : breakfast, dinner
Type : cafe, restaurant
Tags : local produce, private dining room
Suitable for : vegetarian diet
Website : http://www.lemontreetenterden.co.uk/

The Lemon Tree is a family run cafe & restaurant in the Kentish Town of Tenterden. The menu features British favourites such as sausage, egg and chips; fish and chip and lambs liver with bacon and a leek and onion mash. There is also a roast of the day. The food is all prepared freshly and in the kitchens at the restaurant, and they make us of local produce and free-range eggs.

Private group bookings can be made for up to 60 guests for a sit down meals, or 100 for stand-up receptions.

Reviews of The Lemon Tree in Tenterden

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  • Review left on 03/04/2011 by MaxOFW (1 review)

    Overall rating : 22222 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 2/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 3/5 | Toilets: 2/5 |

    I had a super meal here last year. My how things change! Arrived mid afternoon and ordered the meal. Good start! Broccoli and Stilton soup arrived in about ten minutes, complete with some soggy bits of lightly toasted bread, masquerading as croutons. Bread rolls and butter arrive some time later. Poor service this. The soup tasted as if it had been thinned out with water. A really poor flavour. My fellow diner gave up after a few spoonfuls. The we wait, and wait, and wait, and then wait some more. After 55 minutes I as if there is any news on the main courses. The meals arrive very shortly after, and one is immediately returned as it is not what we ordered. To be fair the main courses were quite respectable. Nicely cooked and all tasted fresh. We finish our main courses and wait, and wait, and wait, and then wait some more. We give up and ask for the bill. Table is cleared of dirty plates. I had high expectations, none of which were met. Value: about £32 for two soups which were really poor, plaice and new potatoes for one and a burger with chips and fries (they had run out of my first choice). The visit was extremely disappointing, especially so as we had made a special journey to visit.

    Two stars for toilets as the disabled loo was out of order

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  • Review left on 30/09/2010 by Indieman (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 3/5 | Value: 3/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    The food is solid, unpretentious and sensibly priced and the coffee cups are refilled automatically by friendly staff. A sensible rather than a romantic place to eat.

    The default place for a light meal in Tenterden and one of the few family-owned places. You can have anything from a cup of coffee to a roast dinner. We've tried others but have always gravitated back to it (in its various locations) over the 12 years we've lived nearby.

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  • Review left on 23/09/2010 by Ontheball (1 review)

    Overall rating : 33333 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 2/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 3/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    My husband and I ate here. It looks lovely and quaint from the outside, old building with lattice windows and the food looked nice at first glance. The staff was friendly. I chose the ham, egg and chips, which curiously came with salad plonked on the side. The ham was good quality, the chips frozen and the eggs overcooked. But it was the salad that was weird. If you fancy ham, egg and chips, it should be just that. The salad made the plate overflow with too much food and it was off-putting. Especially as it was that horrid trendy lettuce, that purple/green curly sort. The whole ensemble did not go together.
    My husband ordered the roast lamb dinner. I hate lamb but it looked nice and I thought a decent amount of lamb but my husband said it was a bit tight. Three roast potatoes (I suspect Aunt Bessie's but husband said not), and two tiny strips of roast parsnip. Again, the weird thing was the vegetables, which were served separately, consisted of broccoli, carrots, and courgettes with a tomato paste concoction on top.
    Service was brilliant though, toilets respectable, windows could definitely do with a good scrub though, especially at the front of the building.
    Not exactly good value but the above and two sparkling waters around the £20 mark.
    Didn't do puds, but the cakes looked quite nice.
    All in all, okay for a one-off if you happen to be starving but loads of other places in the town to eat.

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