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The Lime House

#34 of 677 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
What a bit of luck.

Was just passing this restaurant and the menu looked appealing. Luckily enough we got a table for two without booking . We had two courses from the fixed menu & wine. The food is well presented & flavoursome. The chef/s have obviously put a lot of effort in cooking the menu items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ian1c
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was just passing this restaurant and the menu looked appealing. Luckily enough we got a table for two without booking . We had two courses from the fixed menu & wine. The food is well presented & flavoursome. The chef/s have obviously put a lot of effort in cooking the menu items chosen. Atmosphere is relaxed with low lighting. Not... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Booked well in advance as it was York races. Got bus into town. Alighted from bus and it tipped down with rain and thunder and lightning. Took refuge in bar and called lime house saying we were on our way. On arrival staff provided us with towels to dry off and somewhere to leave some very wet outer clothes. Food... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a great lunch here last week with an old friend. The menu is an absolute bargain at £9.95 for two courses. Great choice of dishes & lovely service. I particularly enjoyed the Duck Leg Confit & my friend loved the Tiger Prawn Linguine. There is a great choice of wines by the glass or carafe as well which is... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited The Lime House for lunch at 1.30pm last Thursday with my partner, the place was empty on our arrival, and therefore lacked atmosphere, however this was compensated for by the genuinely warm and friendly welcome we received. I commented on the lack of customers and was informed that they had had the "lunch time rush" earlier. We opted for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Another fantastic meal at The Lime House!! I can't rate this place highly enough.The food is sublime, cooked beautifully using interesting ingredients. The front of house staff are friendly & polite, you are never made to feel rushed or like anything is too much bother! Highlights of our latest meal here were the Mixed Game Grill & an amazing Gooseberry... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We chose a la carte as were using tastecard - rib eye and lamb which were presented nicely. Lamb was a little fatty for my liking and not over generous on the portion. Steak seemed better value.Restaurant seems popular as we arrived 7.30 and there was steady stream of customers. Unfortunately, as there were only 2 waitresses this meant we... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I visited this restaurant recently as one of a party of seven. The venue is fairly small with a nice intimate atmosphere. We were given the choice of fixed price or a la carte menus and there was a good choice. I had the duck pate starter which was very good but only came with one piece of toasted bread.... More 

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Northants
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was in York visiting friends and picked this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. There was seven of us and we all enjoyed every course. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. There is a choice to suit every taste and budget. I had the goats cheese to start which was... More 

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Farnham, Surrey
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took advantage of the early bird offer so we were on our own for the first half an hour (20% off food bill works if you order before 7 and finish before 8.30pm). But food was great. Starter was tasty and just the right size. Main course delicious have to mention the pototo gratin with hint of elderflower -... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I loved this quaint little restaurant, it has a mouth watering menu and an amazing choice of wines. We all had the set menu of 3 courses and even though the price was cheap the food tasted amazing. If you like a romantic and homely places that offer delicious dishes, you give The Lime House a try.

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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 15 - 46
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?