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The Lime House

#32 of 670 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a reservation this small restaurant has delicious food averaging about £35 a head for 3 courses and wine. Lots of locals came in. We will certainly go back.

Thank Rachael H
Great Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night in September. It is down a quieter street in York, away from the stag and hen parties. I had the 2-course meal, with the Serrano ham, walnut, and Stilton salad, and the duck confit. Both were excellent. Service is excellent, food well prepared, and reasonably priced for the quality and experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Denise j
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lunch time meal. Can't argue with the prices, £14 for three courses. The service was polite and friendly.

Thank Mikey L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a leisurely lunch as part of a day out in York and chose this venue from the many options available. This restaurant is hidden away not far from the minster but is well worth hunting out. A small frontage belies a number of rooms to the rear all offering a comfortable dining experience. We received a warm... More 

Thank jaspandsal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are times when even the chef does not know how good his dishes are. This is a classic example. Rump of lamb like this is what the so called 'celebrity chef' aspires to cook. It just melts in your mouth. The bubble and squeak with sweet potato, green beans and carrot julienne AND a gravy to die for was... More 

Thank Robert B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the 3 course lunchtime menu, excellent value for money, very tasty and in pleasant surroundings, we'll certainly be going again.

Thank John H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a meal on a Saturday evening with friends. Restaurant is quite cosy, but the tables were nicely spread out, and we had a good table for 4 in the back section of the restaurant. Despite attending on a Saturday evening, we were still able to order off the Set menu, which was 2 courses for around £15... More 

Thank Sam J
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Enjoyed by all. The set menu for £19.95 is excellent!! Only downside was there was a party (60th) who were a bit noisy and twice the proprietor had to tell the 'Birthday boy' to keep the noise down in respect of other guests. BUT on the good side when their food was served they were as quiet as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $39
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?