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“Excellent home-cooked food”
Review of Limes

Limes
Ranked #19 of 248 Restaurants in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Limes dine in bakery Windsor, pop in for a sandwich, cup of tea, slice of cake or afternoon tea. We serve lots of lovely breakfasts and lunches. We also offer baking classes, bespoke cake making, & catering services.
bournemouth
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent home-cooked food”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Before our very first visit to Windsor this week I had researched places to eat and discovered the good reports posted about LImes Cafe in Market Street which is, quite literally, a stone's throw from the Castle. As a result on a chilly Tuesday afternoon after much exploring of the town we popped in for a reviving cuppa and received the nicest of welcomes from young Steph. Her hospitality and friendliness were so warm and genuine. The huge pot of tea quickly warmed us through and, needless to say, we couldn't resist the homemade and absolutely delicious carrot cake. It was wonderfully fresh and tasty. Be warned, though - the slice is HUGE! We enjoyed the experience so much that we returned yesterday for lunch, although we were disappointed to discover that she and her Mum had done such a roaring trade that they'd actually sold out of their home cooked chilli and even the jacket potatoes which can be served with a vast array of fillings. By the way, all of the sauces available are made by them too and we can vouch for the fact that they too are really tasty. Eventually we settled instead for piping hot soup and Spanish omelette and we weren't disappointed. Steph was even happy to make up sandwiches for us for later and again the ingredients were so fresh and full of flavour. Do give Limes a try - you truly cannot beat it for proper, simple, delicious home-cooked food and friendliness. By the way, they apparently do an amazing jerk chicken on Fridays but it sells out FAST to all their regulars. Needless to say, it sounds gorgeous.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank jolin35
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Working in Windsor it can be difficult to find a place to have lunch. After trying limes, I am now a regular customer. Great tasting food, with it being homemade you can really tell the difference. I highly recommend this place!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ben F
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
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“Lovely home made food, excellent service”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Having arrived in Windsor just in time to see the changing of the guard we took a wander around the small streets surrounding the castle. Limes is a delightful little tea room with cakes that just drew us in. My daughter had a warm scone with jam and clotted cream for £2. She ate it, we walked into and around the Parish church, were fortunate enough to listen to a choir rehearsing for a concert later in the day and then watch the return of the soldiers and band. Walking back we once again returned to Limes for more scones and were again treated to proper hospitality by the staff - what a lovely change to fast coffee outlets.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lynne A
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely homemade food in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We saw this lovely cafe just opposite Windsor Castle down a little cobble stone road. What a find, I thought it would be expensive as it is so close to the action but it was fantastic value. There is a large range of food, everything is made fresh and prepared to order by the lovely cafe owners so they cater for every taste; baguettes, sandwiches, breakfasts, delicious cakes [the carrot cake is spectacular]or even picnic plates to take away and enjoy by the river. Plus they serve wine and beer! I had a lovely panini and though I would treat myself to a cream tea with freshly baked scones. Well, when in Windsor...

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Carina T
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Frimley Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely little cafe”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stopped at this cafe with some friends and enjoyed some lovely home made fresh food. This included baguettes/panini's (with a huge range of combination options), a very well put together afternoon tea and THE BEST carrot cake I have ever had (and I have had my share of carrott cake). When I asked about it, it turned out it was made by the owner herself!

Great place if you appreciate home made fresh food and great customer service. Will definitely go again :)

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank SJP26_13
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