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Lime Tree

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European, British, Scottish
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Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
+44 1397 701806
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good for walkers and climbers . A great hotel. Position, food, bedrooms all good. Had a wonderful night here and have already identified my room for a future visit!

Thank Tamino235
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal - exceptionally good food, friendly and helpful staff in a unique setting made for a first class night. Completely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Andrew S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on a recommendation from our inn keeper, we took a chance, which ended up not being a chance at all. Two of us had hake, one had venison and one had rabbit ( yes, rabbit)! It was absolutely wonderful and delicious! Would absolutely recommend Lime Tree!

Thank David M
Berkshire, UK
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate restaurant cum art gallery attached to a hotel, but open to non-residents. Fabulously imaginative menu comprising approx 6 starters, 6 mains, 6 desserts and a selection of local cheeses to compose your own cheeseboard. Definitely Scottish ingredients with a French style of cooking and faultless presentation. Friendly, effective and unobtrusive staff - what more do you need? We chose... More 

Thank IandM_Berkshire_UK
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant that does not appear to be known about enough in the local area. When we were in Fort William we asked the local taxi driver for a recommendation. He did not mention this one luckily we found it on Trip Advisor. There were four of us and we each chose different starters and main courses.... More 

1 Thank AxiaInteractive
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant with family and have to say that the service and food were excellent. The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly whilst also knowing when to leave us alone. The food was excellent also and the added extras such as the homemade lollypop with the coffees was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend the desserts

Thank David C
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One has to visit the restaurant Lime Tree! We went there due to recommendation of our host of Ashburn House in Fort William. What incredible Food we got to eat, culinarily surely the Highlight of our 2 week holiday in Scotland. We highly enjoyed - Highland Cannelloni - Twice cooked belly of Duroc porc - Loch Awe River trout

1 Thank zunbar
Campbellville, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flavour and presentation second to none , locally sourced in an intimate gallery setting. At first glance wasn't sure what to order as the menu is different and unexpected , between us we tried the wasabi veloute, venison and pork dishes and each was exceptional. Some may find portions small but we found them perfect for the richness, flavour and... More 

Thank Lespaul2016
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83 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lime Tree obviously can put together some special food and, indeed, on our visit we did enjoy a truly world-class, exceptional dessert. However I was disappointed with my Wasabi Beef Veloute which tasted great but only had 2 small pieces of beef in it which isn't really good enough for the show-piece of the dish. My main course of venison... More 

Thank PDogBeerHound
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for my 50th birthday. Room was lovely, food was out of this world. Very VERY good :-)

Thank Debbie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $25
European, British, Scottish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?