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The Lime House

#34 of 674 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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55 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS, England
+44 1904 632734
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last night with my husband, it was overall "just ok". The menu is extensive with plenty of choice for non meat eaters like us which was a good start, and the value for money is also excellent. We both enjoyed our food particularly the main courses - I had the smoked haddock and gnocchi, he had the savoury... More 

Thank SJS22
Knottingley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about our visit was excellent. The staff were attentive, the variety of meals offered was good. The quality of the food was first class.

Thank Karen J
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

You would be foolish to go anywhere else in York. Top notch food at a very reasonable price for lunch. Can't wait to go back and enjoy a leisurely dinner in this fabulously ambient restaurant. Even bigger plus is that they don't rip you off with ridiculously priced wine. Cannot comment on the desert menu as we had no room... More 

Thank Jayne365
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable lunch that was excellent and really good value l would highly recommend it

Thank Richard0466
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times over the years. That says a lot as the city is crowded with competition!

Thank Andrew D
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Thursday evening, 11th May, and were the only diners until another couple occupied a table nearby. We received a warm welcome and we're immediately served a jug of iced water. We skipped starters but both had a fish main course, I had fillet of seabass and my sister had fillet of cod. Both were gorgeous and were... More 

Thank Mary N
Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by friends. Open lunchtimes we decided to give it a try yesterday, I would certainly give it 10/10 for every facet of the experience. Our waitress a young girl was welcoming from the moment we walked in. The choice on the set menu, where you could opt for 2 or 3 courses, was excellent. I opted... More 

Thank SusieB53
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on previous reviews of the Lime House I booked for my mum and I for our first night in York. The food and service was fantastic, the quality of the food was some of the best I've tasted and the price (we had the set menu) was even better. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank vebeav
Manchester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed by menu, so gave this place a try for dinner. Food is definitely not casual dining - presentation of dishes is thoughtful, but food is delicious - I had a venison mixed grill, and once I'd deconstructed the artful pile of meats, thoroughly enjoyed it. Good wine list, friendly service. But try to get there early or stipulate the... More 

Thank meic_watkins
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed by the food. The sea bass with linguine was average/fine. The mixed game grill was the problem. Venison was below average and the pigeon breast was so tough it was uneatable.

Thank Jim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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?