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The Lime House

#30 of 728 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 243
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    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
A gem. Miss it, miss out.

I was expecting the bill to be a lot more than it was, considering the standard of food and wine. Pigeon cooked to perfection. Venison beautifully pink. Assiette of Chocolate ALMOST perfect. The fondant, while superbly runny in the middle had the faintest burn to the top of the pudding, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
DarrylBurge
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was expecting the bill to be a lot more than it was, considering the standard of food and wine. Pigeon cooked to perfection. Venison beautifully pink. Assiette of Chocolate ALMOST perfect. The fondant, while superbly runny in the middle had the faintest burn to the top of the pudding, but certainly not enough to complain about. The wine was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited on Saturday 21st March after our wedding. There was 33 of us. We had had many discussions with Limehouse over the weeks to sort the menu and organise everything and Catherine was not only accommodating but efficient and friendly. We chose them over other restaurants and hotels because of the location and because we could tailor our menu... More 

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Garforth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I pop over to York fairly often, to meet up with an old friend and to go out to lunch. We have tried many pubs and restaurants and The Lime House restaurant really stands out from the rest. The menu offers a good selection for all courses and the service is both efficient and friendly with a personal touch. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A wonderful restaurant. The food and the service were both excellent. Main courses are on average £17-£18 so higher end budget but could not fault any of 3 courses.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had the lunch time offer 2 courses for £9.95 the food was excellent and the staff helpful and friendly, the restaurant had a great relaxed atmosphere will definitely go again.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on Saturday night for the first time. We had a very enjoyable evening and I would not hesitate to return if ever in the area again. The food was delicious and well presented. Our bottle of wine was lovely and the staff were attentive and friendly. My only quibble would be that you have... More 

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to the Lime House restaurant for lunch with another couple we hadn't seen in a long time. The atmosphere was good - quiet for conversing and cozy. We made reservations as our hotel and the restaurant both recommended we do so. There were only 2 other tables occupied the whole time we were there. The food was delicious.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After reading a number of reviews for this resturant we decided to book a table. We booked for two on a Saturday night and I'm glad we did because the resturant was fully booked. Upon arrival we were welcomed , our coats were taken and then were were shown to our table. The waitress then returned with two menu options,... More 

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent food, excellent evening, although it did not start off well with the serving staff seemingly ignoring our presence for the first 25 minutes and leaving us drink less. However, they redeemed themselves as the evening progressed as it became clear that the young staff were doing their best with very little leadership. The food was a delight pigeon, venison,... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had just rang to enquire about a table for 10 for the weekend and when I asked if they had space I was greeted with an abrupt NO. When I said "that was to the point" I just got a sarcastic "sorry" and then they put the phone down. Not the way to run a business and if that... More 

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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 - 44
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?