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The Lime House

#35 of 672 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food & service; Evening dinner commenced with a goats cheese starter; risotto and med platter, all highly recommended. Bread pudding (savoury) very tasty; fish linguini, mains of the highest quality. Portion sizes were just right. Plum frangipane tart and raspberry sorbet, both outstanding puds. The bill was very reasonable considering the high quality of the food and service. A... More 

Thank Badpagga
York, UK
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been for lunch twice in the last month on a Saturday and both times the food has been excellent. Yes the starter was slightly on the small side (smoked duck salad) but the main courses were of a decent size and you have to remember it is very good value at £9.95 for two courses/ £13.95 for three.... More 

Thank Poker-Queen08
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the Lime House, my heart did sink a little.... this highly rated restaurant in York had failed to deliver that wow factor I was expecting. My birthday outing was surely going to be a disappointment...?! The place could do with an overhaul. The decor is dated and the sight of the double sided, un-laminated A4 menu doesn't inspire... More 

Thank Ryan T
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Thge Lime House, the food is excellent and the service is very good. The menu is varied and covers most tastes. It is a little bit pricey but well worth it. We will return here on our next trip to York

Thank Philip C
Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for my 60th birthday in April, really looking forward to it but was so disappointed. The food was quite nice but the service was really poor. My partner had phoned to say it was my birthday and when we arrived we saw there was a note in the book, but not one member of staff wished me a... More 

Thank Anon1956
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son and I ate here one lunchtime. Whilst we could not fault the quality of the food or the service provided the portions provided were very small - more plate than food!!! We all left the restaurant still feeling hungry and my wife is not a big eater. Very disappointed.

Thank Brian A
Patong, Thailand
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225 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our (only) one day asty in York we decided to use our lunch at this restaurant. The owner and his wife welcomed us and explained the menu. They had a set price menu which means that you may choose a starter and a main course. Several not usual items made it difficult for us. It lookes all very good.... More 

Thank Bertvanhees
York, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a girls night out with four friends, this was our second time at lime house. We all said we couldn't believe we had left it so long to go again. Once again the food was superb we ate off the a la carte menu this time, the smoked duck salad was delicious, the sea bream and mussels were... More 

Thank NickyPWK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the worst attempt at houmous I've ever tasted but everything else was fairly tasty and at £9.95 for 2 courses very reasonable

Thank Emma F
Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute gem. The set menu was of very high quality and thoroughly recommended. Quite simply the best confit of duck I have eaten. The food was delivered straight from the pan and tasted sublime. The layout gives a sense of intimacy and relaxation. Simple and stylish. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Great location just inside the city walls... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?