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The Lime House

55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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Ranked #16 of 681 restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $50
Sun 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were recommended the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The food was outstanding, very good value and served with speed and cheerfulness. We would make a special visit to York just to visit the restaurant again!

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Met up with an old friend for a weekend away, picked a restaurant based on taste card. We could not have chosen better. The staff were very helpful and friendly even though we were last table of the night.the food choice sounded amazing it was so difficult to pick! I had a salmon starter that was unusual but lovely and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Lime House was recommended to us by some friends who go there regularly. They had told us about the fabulous food, friendly atmosphere and great wine list. It sounded too good to be true so we took some friends along to find out. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and the waitress took our coats before showing us to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent meal at this establishment last week. The food is beautifully cooked using interesting but also quite genius ingredients & seasonal produce. The staff are friendly & efficient & the surroundings pleasant. It was worth the trip to eat as this establishment & we will definitely return on our next visit to York

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were looking forward to our meal here, unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype on trip advisor. Maybe it was because it was mid-week and we got the ' B' team? The food is nicely presented on the plate and some elements were well executed, although a few more vegetables would have been appreciated. The starter of one... More

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Catherine F, Owner at The Lime House, responded to this review

I don't usually respond to customers reviews as I think the diner is entitled to their opinion but I feel the need to respond to this review as I believe some coments are inaccurate & unfair. Scallops have two types of meat, the adductor muscle called the scallop which is white & creamy & the roe or coral which is... More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This a really excellent restaurant to visit in York. Friendly service, excellent food and really good value. The only thing that lets it down is the decor in the back room, which is a little grim and old fashioned and doesn't match the quality of everything else this place has to offer. I'd thoroughly recommend it. Try the sticky toffee... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place. Food was brilliant. Lovely for a romantic meal. Sticky toffee pudding was to die for would definitely return.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We booked this in advance of our stay in York and we are glad we did as Friday night was full. We had a lovely meal and the food was very tasty and well presented. The staff are very professional too.

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the first time we have ben disappointed with our meal at this restaurant which is our York favourite. I ordered Mussels cooked with white wine and garlic cream. The mussels had large shells but the actual mussels were very small and tough, some shells did not have any mussels in them. The sauce was very bland. For a... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had booked this restaurant as it is a Gourmet society member and we had a wonderful meal. We both ordered the rib eye steak which was cooked to perfection, always a good sign when they don't give you steak knives! Our only gripe was that we were so full after one course we couldn't manage any dessert. Highly recommended!

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