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The Lime House

#35 of 662 Restaurants in York
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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
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Great

Nice city centre location, slightly quieter street is refreshing. Service was fantastic and friendly and additional personal touches for a birthday were really welcomed. Food and drink were fabulous and well presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
aceadrian
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UK
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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UK
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice city centre location, slightly quieter street is refreshing. Service was fantastic and friendly and additional personal touches for a birthday were really welcomed. Food and drink were fabulous and well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took my husband here for his birthday & the whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. I had the Goats Cheese Souffle followed by Smoked Lamb which was delicious & interesting all at the same time. My husband had the Crab Salad & Mixed Game Grill which he said were superb. All washed down with a lovely bottle of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We ate here as a group of six sitting in the front of the premises by the window, for an evening meal. Despite other tables having tableclothes and runners, we wernt allowed such extras...strange. The waiters lack of knowledge of what he was about to serve was dissapointing, as its not a big menu. The food presented was OK, nothing... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Took my husband here for his birthday on Saturday night as we had read the reviews and thought it worth a visit. We both chose the trio of salmon starter which was 2/3 delicious (neither me or my husband particularly liked the ceviche as we felt it was a little too pickled but the other two salmon tasters were very... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Attended this restaurant with a rather large group, apologies to the other diners :) We most of us had the £19.95 three course set menu. This included a starter, mains and pudding. All served promptly, and served piping hot. Pleasant staff but professional. Food was delicious and all 12 of us enjoyed our meals. A rare experience in my opinion.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ordered the 3 course dinner for 19.95 dinner which included an appetizer, entree, and sweet. The food was excellent, especially the crawfish in the sweet chili sauce. The service at the end was exceptionally slow. We had to ask for our bill even though we had finished our meal over a half hour before. This may just be the... More 

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It is our policy that we don't bring the bill to the table until it is asked for. Many of our diners enjoy sitting after their meal, enjoying their evening & finishing their drinks & we believe it would be extremely rude of us to rush you out. The only time we would bring your bill immediately is if there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Took the in laws for an evening meal & had a fantastic time. We all ate from the A La Carte Menu which has numerous interesting dishes to choose from. Highlights of the meal were the Goats Cheese Soufflé to start & the Game Mixed Grill enjoyed by two of our party! All food was cooked to perfection, the staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited here on Saturday the 20th June for a birthday meal, decided to choose her after reading excellent trip adviser reviews. We were seated straight away right in front of the door, this was not a problem as we were quite warm anyway, however on another occasion this would of not been appropriate as the door kept opening. Me and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Four of us met in York for lunch and used Tripadvisor to help us make a choice for lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was interesting, fresh and very tasty. The starter of avocado and Brie cheesecake was delicious. The decor was quirky, wine inexpensive and the final bill very reasonable. A very successful lunch out.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited Lime house as a group of for girls, it was a race night so town was busy and quite roudy, as we stepped through the door it was like we had stepped into tranquility, the whole ambience of the restaurant is really lovely. We chose food from the set menu the food was nice but with hindsight I... More 

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Additional Information about The Lime House

Address: 55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 632734
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: British

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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 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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