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The Lemon Tree - CLOSED

48 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AD, England
+44 1206 767337
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible8%
26 Jul 2016
“Works night out”
15 Feb 2016
“Beatiful Restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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48 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AD, England
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lemon tree now known as Virtue bistro. Arrived to find that we had been put downstairs in the cave area of the restaurant which resembles the inside of coffin with the pleated ceilings but staff seemed friendly. We had paid £25 each for a 3...More

1  Thank carolinebishop
Reviewed 15 February 2016

My husband took me to the Lemon Tree for our anniversary The restaurant is beautiful inside. Although the restaurant was busy which actually adds to the energy of the restaurant it was still romantic for me and my husband to enjoy our anniversary The staff...More

Thank Kkendrick
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Ate here last night, it was quite busy when we arrived, but we were seated quickly. Food arrived within half hour and the food was amazing! Lamb shank just fell off the bone and my chicken Caesar salad was delicious. Gordon and Gio were very...More

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night, wasn't busy surprisingly as everything was very good. The steak rated amazing. Served by a young boy who was working alone, but was was very helpful and knew a lot about the place a menu. Would definitely recommend.w

Thank gjames1
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We came to this restaurant just accidentally when we feel hungry while walking in the town centre. This is middle of the week and hence there are not many customers in the restaurant. I have ordered a steak and my wife has ordered grilled chicken....More

Thank KWC2012
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I am not one to complain ordinarily however I was very angry and disappointed at my visit. I had organised a birthday surprise and arranged with this restaurant which is now VICTUS BISTRO to place flowers, candles and a bottle of prosecco on our table...More

Thank MrReam1959
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Been meaning to try this place, now called Victus Bistro for a while. Went on a Tuesday night in July so it wasn't busy and therefore the service was a little "over attentive" at times. We checked the menu online only to find out, when...More

Thank SimonWilding
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on recommendation from family members, but disappointed overall with the meal. It is worth noting their visit was when this restaurant was called The Lemon Tree and it is now called Victus Bistros. The restaurant, was quite quiet for a Saturday night....More

Thank Rabbie93
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Brilliant food! It was for a family wedding . I believe it is now called Invictus or something similar. Very good chef!

1  Thank tyronne2014
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Now called the Victus! Off the cuff decision. Friendly staff and i must say the roast lamb was delicious. All fresh veg piping hot. Lamb was so succulent. Definitely going back. It's hard to find somewhere that does a roast albeit fresh homemade. Gravy was...More

3  Thank Gillykins72
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AD, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Colchester Town Bus: St Johns Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 767337
The Lemon Tree is a charming bistro-style restaurant set in the historical heart of Colchester. The unique location, which encases part of Colchester’s original Roman wall, is a lovely setting to enjoy the delicious menu created from fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local farmers and organic suppliers. The Lemon Tree’s inviting dining room has dark wooden floors and furniture and an abundance of indoor plants and fresh flowers, while the atmospheric Roman Cavern room is perfect for private parties. We love The Lemon Tree’s popular rib eye steak with garlic butter and skinny fries, and the wild mushroom ravioli with chunky plum tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.
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