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The Old Manse, Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
+44 1397 701806
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: The food philosophy at the Lime Tree is that dishes are made here from...
The food philosophy at the Lime Tree is that dishes are made here from fresh, seasonal, locally sourced raw ingredients, then made into something special by our skilled innovative Chef team 'The Lime Tree Restaurant style is one we have come to know as Fiddly Posh Scottish: Lamb with a family tree, duck that went to Gordonstoun, fish that kept its nose clean. All this technically superb, and while served in a part of the country not blessed with an abundance of fine dining, nonetheless worthy of comparison with the cities best. Fort William finally has a heavy-weight culinary destination.' Sunday Times Restaurant The Lime Tree Restaurant is a multi award winning restaurant - Silver Eat Scotland - Two AA Rosette - Relish Good Food Guide Top Twenty Scottish Small Restaurant Private dining - Our fantastic Gallery Space is the perfect location when for Private Dinning or Special Celebrations. We can seat up to 50 persons and our Chef will tailor a meal to suit your requirements.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious, top quality, romantic meal

We visited Lime Tree after a long day skiing. We were celebrating my belated 21st birthday. Service was attentive and to a very high standard. When the food was placed in front of us it was a masterpiece and the flavours were mind-blowing. We'd highly recommend this lovely, quaint restaurant to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
TravellingChlo
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited Lime Tree after a long day skiing. We were celebrating my belated 21st birthday. Service was attentive and to a very high standard. When the food was placed in front of us it was a masterpiece and the flavours were mind-blowing. We'd highly recommend this lovely, quaint restaurant to anyone wanting a fine dining experience with beautiful British... More 

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Aberdeen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having visited a couple of years ago, I recommended this place to my friends when we went back to stay in the Fort for the weekend. We all had different starters, mains and dessert, and each one of us enjoyed our food immensely. The only small irritation was, after reading the menu in the afternoon, I had my heart set... More 

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Dietlikon, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Came for dinner, we (2 ppl) wanted the beef, waiter said they only had one left, abd this was at 6.30pm!! So, my partner ordered the rabbit which was so salty she almost couldn't eat it. When we told the waiter he just said that he was sorry, no reductions or anything. My dish was alright but for the price... More 

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Frithjof A, Manager at Lime Tree, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Our food is fresh and seasonal, which can affect availability - but we think it's worth it! We should point out that you did actually receive a discount on your food. We hope to welcome you again in the Lime Tree Restaurant More 

Peterhead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We enjoyed a great meal here on a recent stay in Fort William. The service was very good the waiter was very pleasant and polite, they stock a great choice of local beers and the food is all locally sourced. We had the onion soup & ox cheek to start then venison and guinea fowl to follow, the meals were... More 

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Frithjof A, Manager at Lime Tree, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your dinner with us and we hope to welcome you again in our Lime Tree Restaurant. Kind regards Felix & Team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Late in writing this - stayed in Aug 2014 after finishing WHW with a big dog. Friends stayed too. We had 2 different rooms both lovely - our friends stayed and booked last minute - they had a twin room which I did not think was worth the coSt. Evening meal in the Restaurant and breakfast were lovely. Would Def... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Part of the 3 for 2 night deal was to eat at the restaurant. This was fine by us, as the food was delicious and service was very good.

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Blackwood, South Australia, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great spot after a day of walking the local hills. Wonderful to see Orkney Ales on the drinks menu which I partook in. I chose to have the Venison Sausage which was perfect after todays walking. Lots of local ingredients on the menu in this restaurant. Not so sure about the open kitchen fad - it's not a cooking show... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Mazing food, amazing service. Great Ambience. A must if visiting Fort William. Very reasonably priced.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In 3 weeks of travel through Scotland, the dinner at the Limetree was our best. GREAT service, great menu, Great food.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent meal here but it is not cheap. The staff are friendly and the wines were good. The only disappointment was the cheese selection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old Manse, Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 701806

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 29
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The food philosophy at the Lime Tree is that dishes are made here from fresh, seasonal, locally sourced raw ingredients, then made into something special by our skilled innovative Chef team 'The Lime Tree Restaurant style is one we have come to know as Fiddly Posh Scottish: Lamb with a family tree, duck that went to Gordonstoun, fish that kept its nose clean. All this technically superb, and while served in a part of the country not blessed with an abundance of fine dining, nonetheless worthy of comparison with the cities best. Fort William finally has a heavy-weight culinary destination.' Sunday Times Restaurant The Lime Tree Restaurant is a multi award winning restaurant - Silver Eat Scotland - Two AA Rosette - Relish Good Food Guide Top Twenty Scottish Small Restaurant Private dining - Our fantastic Gallery Space is the perfect location when for Private Dinning or Special Celebrations. We can seat up to 50 persons and our Chef will tailor a meal to suit your requirements.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?