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The Lime House

#25 of 688 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • 332
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Fab experience

A warm greeting was followed by great service from start to finish. At no point were we rushed, the front of house manager was especially friendly and efficient - when we had questions he either knew straight away or took the trouble to clarify with the kitchen. We had three courses each and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Loves-Garlic
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Morden, United Kingdom
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Morden, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A warm greeting was followed by great service from start to finish. At no point were we rushed, the front of house manager was especially friendly and efficient - when we had questions he either knew straight away or took the trouble to clarify with the kitchen. We had three courses each and all six dishes were delicious and presented... More 

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Thank Loves-Garlic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table knowing that this restaurant gets very busy and if you don't book you might not get a table. The lady on the phone was charming when I called to book, very helpful when dealing with allergy queries. We got to the restaurant 10 minutes earlier than planned and was greeted by a lovely young man, who... More 

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Thank Harriet S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has the makings of greatness and only a couple of little tweeks are needed. The interior is very quaint and nice but is lacking in a little atmosphere. It would be nice to be able to hear a little music which they do play but is barely audible. I was very conscious of people hearing my conversation and... More 

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Thank Simon F
York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been trying to eat here for a while but was always full, I think I managed to get a place because it was January. The food was lovely and varied, the staff were attentive without being obtrusive and the restaurant itself is lovely.

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Thank rosie_walker60
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly service and gorgeous food! Makes a wonderful change to be able to get great veggie choices in a regular restaurant. Goats cheese tarts were wonderful. And as for the pud......bliss!!!!

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Thank Schnappyt
Queenstown, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through Trip Advisor and were attracted to the use of local produce and it did not disappoint. We had the two course set dinner for £19 per head which offered a choice of five dishes in each course but the A La Carte menu also looked good. The food was hearty, fresh and tasty; it really... More 

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Thank Paula B
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favourite place of ours, and we have yet to have a below par meal. We have been as a couple but also as part of a group on several occasions , and always been well looked after. The food is always fresh and tasty, well balanced and beautifully presented. I think the value for money for both... More 

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Thank Martinandphil
London, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during the Christmas/New Year period and we were looking forward to eating again at this restaurant. For a variety of reasons we enjoyed the experience less than on our previous visit: We were seated in the front area of the restaurant which was draughty from the door onto the street and the food, though good, was not as... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a really nice small restaurant (recommended by our hotel as somewhere quiet). The food was good and portions quite large - I found two Starters made an adequate meal for a small appetite). The welcome was really friendly and our need for sitting side by side (my husband is deaf) which I indicated on booking was in place... More 

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Thank 803phaedra
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I visited in November for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. As we were visiting the York Christmas markets in December we booked a return visit. As I am Coeliac the owner e-mailed me the menu suitably marked for the gluten free options. We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal and the portions were ideal for us both.... More 

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Thank Joyce F

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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 14 - 43
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?