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The Lime House

#31 of 653 Restaurants in York
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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Today
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
  • 26
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  • 7
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  • 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
First time visit-gorgeous!

We visited the Lime House for the first time yesterday after reading such good reviews! Not the easiest place to find if you're not familiar with York so we went looking for it well before our booking time of 12.30pm. When we found it we saw that they were receiving a fresh fish delivery, good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Bramleyc
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Lime House for the first time yesterday after reading such good reviews! Not the easiest place to find if you're not familiar with York so we went looking for it well before our booking time of 12.30pm. When we found it we saw that they were receiving a fresh fish delivery, good sign! We were not disappointed!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My mum and I went for a day trip out and couldn't decide what to eat we saw a lot of pizzerias and cafés that looked OK but nothing special. Well when we wandered past the lime house and read the menu we knew we had found the right place. We were shown a set lunch menu which was 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Back in York to visit my daughter, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner. Having eaten in this restaurant on previous occasions and never having been disappointed, we booked a table. Again the atmosphere is excellent and the staff are extremely efficient and friendly. I had the fillet of trout which was delicious and the lemon posset for dessert which... More 

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durham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visit York regularly and cannot believe I have passed this GEM so many times. Went lunchtime Saturday £9.95 for two courses or £13.95 for 3. The food was imaginative, well presented and delicious. This has to be the best value restaurant we have encountered for a long time. Loved every bit. Will return again very soon. Cant wait.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The pigeon breast on homemade black pudding is by far the best starter in the world,so good once you've had it you lick your lips every time you see them flying around,melts in your mouth,unbelievable. And as for the mains my God the venison tasted better than any meat I've ever tasted that includes fillet steak,everything seasonal everything local, sod... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I'd decided to choose something different for a meal with my boyfriend's parents instead of the usual places we go. They were so happy with the choice!! The staff were charming and really quick to serve us, the food was delicious and portioned perfectly and the selection of wine and beers was great! Totally immaculate night! Couldn't ask for more!!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful little restaurant that would have otherwise been missed if we hadn't read about it, the service was second to none, the lovely lady who made sure we got a seat by the window and made our meal extra special as she knew it was a special occasion was brilliant. In fact all the staff were so friendly and lovely,... More 

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We arranged a lunchtime celebration here for a family member. The food was wonderful, but what made this occasion really special was the level of support offered by Catherine before the day itself, and the lovely friendly staff on the day. We shall certainly make a point of returning any time we are in York.

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Oxford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A quiet environment with a good menu, very nice food and pleasant service. The location in the old centre of York is also very attractive.

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York
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14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We booked the Lime House for a birthday celebration fro a friend who wanted to be indulged with good food and we certainly were! sadly her husband was working so it was just a girls' night out. The Lime House looked after us wonderfully from a warm cheery greeting and a bottle of birthday fizz waiting, a great way to... 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 - 46
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?