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Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
+44 1397 701806
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
    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
What a find!

We ate here on our first night in Fort William. I wasn't sure what to expect and hoped they had decent vegetarian choices. No need to worry - not only was the food gorgeous, the service was excellent and staff very friendly. This is not a place to grab a quick bite - we stayed the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Mandy_Tither
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first night in Fort William. I wasn't sure what to expect and hoped they had decent vegetarian choices. No need to worry - not only was the food gorgeous, the service was excellent and staff very friendly. This is not a place to grab a quick bite - we stayed the whole evening. The waitress... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is our second time at the Lime Tree and it didn't disappoint. The food was to die for, everything on the menu sounded beautiful, scallops I'm told we're delightful,my wood pigeon was cooked to perfection.will certainly be going again. Can't wait.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cheese souffle was deliciousas a starter. Sauce with the mushroom main was overpowering for me. Pudding of mango tart and pineapple sorbet was also tasty.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant, but we will certainly be back. The Lime Tree offers a varied menu which covers all tastes. The food is beautifully presented and certainly rewards the adventurous with it's originality. We must also compliment the service which was helpful and informative on a busy Saturday evening. Despite the restaurant being full we never felt... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten in! Not what I expected in Fort William. delicious and imaginative food including the vegetarian options.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were in Fort William for a couple of nights and we didn't know where to try to get a nice meal at 19.30 with a (sleeping) 6 month old in tow. We walked past a sign for this place and went up to check it out. When we went in, there was a hotel reception desk and not only... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed couple of nights in Fort William, and we went for dinner at different places and this was the best. Friendly staff and amazing food from the amuse to the dessert and coffee....better than the restaurant at the pier 'cr****'.....and all the other....

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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