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The Lime House

#35 of 666 Restaurants in York
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Lime House is a lovely place to eat, meet and be merry. Excellent food...
The Lime House is a lovely place to eat, meet and be merry. Excellent food & wine & a relaxed and friendly atmosphere are complemented by welcoming staff, soft candlelight & intimate jazz music. The regularly changing menu has a Modern British flavour and all dishes are prepared freshly to order, using local produce. Good Vegetarian choices are available & specialist diets such as Gluten Free or Vegan can be catered for with advance notification. A delightful culinary experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another Amazing Meal at the Lime house!

I live in York and regularly eat out at many of the great restaurants we have across the city, however I always end up returning to the Lime House. Its a while since I've visited but Saturday's experience was even better than I remembered. The service is perfectly timed, unhurried without being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Saffr0n
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I live in York and regularly eat out at many of the great restaurants we have across the city, however I always end up returning to the Lime House. Its a while since I've visited but Saturday's experience was even better than I remembered. The service is perfectly timed, unhurried without being slow, the menu choices are really well thought... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I visited for lunch with my girlfriend and my mum in June, and we were all very impressed - particularly with the service. This is the second time I have been to The Lime House, and both times they have gone out of their way to accommodate us. I have a food allergy (mustard) and let the restaurant know the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We enjoyed our meal but we could not say it was a place well worth coming back to. The food wasn't prepared or presented in any special way. One would expect more given the price and location.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Me and my boyfriend visited a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed everything about The Lime House. Great atmosphere, service & choice from menus. Loved the food. Credits to the chef, the chicken supreme with mushroom risotto was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went here the night before our daughters graduation. The set menu was very well priced with excellent choice and three of us chose from this menu. The food was very good and could not be faulted. The wine list while quite short was again not overpriced which you tend to find in so many places these days. Service was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I passed this little restaurant by a number of times-it has a very unassuming frontage. Boy am I glad I eventually dropped in for an early dinner. They have an absolutely fantastic set menu which offered the best confit duck I have ever tasted as well as an imaginative savoury vegitarian baclava which was ace. The puddings are all equally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hoped to pop in for lunch but were too late sadly so booked in for the evening with ease and the staff were welcoming and friendly, When we arrived later that day to the same warm welcome and polite staff, Ordered our meals my partner started with duck pate i started with swimming crab both were amazing then he had... More 

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

A lovely family run restaurant in the heart of York & my favourite place to dine. We enjoyed a lovely dinner here last week with a friend who was visiting for the evening. My friend is gluten free which I mentioned when booking & the restaurant catered for this without fuss, the waitress had discussed avaliable gluten free options with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It clearly states that tastecard can be used on a Friday but I was refused as they said it was too busy that night. I can only rate this as poor as I never got to sample the restaurant. When I tried to book in person a table for the evening the waitress had no clue whether the tastecard could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Decided to choose to eat here after reading excellent TA reviews.The front of the restaurant is small (5 tables) Unfortunately the evening we visited next to us was a VERY VERY LOUD couple the whole restaurant could hear no one else was talking just taking in everything they were talking about!!! My husband became very annoyed with this so our... More 

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Additional Information about The Lime House

Address: 55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 632734
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 632734

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

The Lime House is a lovely place to eat, meet and be merry. Excellent food & wine & a relaxed and friendly atmosphere are complemented by welcoming staff, soft candlelight & intimate jazz music. The regularly changing menu has a Modern British flavour and all dishes are prepared freshly to order, using local produce. Good Vegetarian choices are available & specialist diets such as Gluten Free or Vegan can be catered for with advance notification. A delightful culinary experience.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?