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The Lime House

#39 of 732 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
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Monday
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 249
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    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
Day Trippers

Saw this restaurant in a free tour guide we have ate at various places in York some good and some bad. Visited on a busy Saturday the lunch was priced at two courses for 9.99. The menu was varied I chose my main which was chicken,chorizo,red peppers ,vegetables and chips. My wife choose the beef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Karl B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Saw this restaurant in a free tour guide we have ate at various places in York some good and some bad. Visited on a busy Saturday the lunch was priced at two courses for 9.99. The menu was varied I chose my main which was chicken,chorizo,red peppers ,vegetables and chips. My wife choose the beef and mushroom suet pudding with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I ate here having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is small and the decor modest but the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and foodies at heart. Two menu options were presented at the start of the meal: A la carte or a 2/3 course option. I opted for the later but had serious food envy when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

a compact restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful,a varied menu, food was good and value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great food,great staff, could not fault the place. This was not our first visit and will certainly not be our last.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited this restaurant last week whilst on a short break. The food was excellent but the staff seemed harassed. The front room was full so we were seated in the back room by ourselves. We sat twiddling our thumbs for a while until the waitress brought the menu! Starters and main courses were excellent and we were suitably impressed. We... More 

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

Thank you for the comments made in your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy aspects of your meal with us. The member of staff in question is very new to our establishment & on this occasion her service to you has fallen short of our expected high standards. I will review your comments with her to avoid this happening... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We selected the Lime House to eat as it was an independent restaurant that accepted a Tastecard mid week as long as we opted for the à la carte. The restaurant itself was small and narrow, and as we'd booked relatively late in the day (two hours before) accepted a table for two right at the very back of the... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments. It would have been helpful if the points raised could have been done so whilst in house, so they could have been dealt with on the night. On a weekday night it would have been our pleasure to move you to an alternate table had we known you weren't happy with where you were sat.... More 

Doncaster
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Booked for lunch and arrived just on time after getting lost around Yorks narrow streets (and signs pointing wrong way) lovely menu I would eat every thing on offer which is hard for me as it takes me ages to choose, the food hot tasty and very moreish I had the brie and avocado cheesecake, then prawn and mussel linguine... More 

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Hampshire UK
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23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited this restaurant last week and it was truly superb. We had a set menu which was very reasonable. Superb food and decent portions. The hard working waitresses were a delight. A real gem in the Old Town.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We are discerning foodies with fairly exacting standards and found this place to be the best in a fortnight of eating out on our recent trip around Yorkshire and the Lakes. Deliciously cooked rack of lamb, salmon starter lovely - all perfectly freshly cooked - and service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Ignore comments about being cold -... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Called in for lunch whilst shopping in York, 3 course set meal wasn't our original choice but when we saw the menu and price we were glad we settled for it. Food cooked perfectly, piping hot with loads of flavour. Our new place to go when in York!

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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: 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?