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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
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I passed this little restaurant by a number of times-it has a very unassuming frontage. Boy am I glad I eventually dropped in for an early dinner. They have an absolutely fantastic set menu which offered the best confit duck I have ever tasted as well as an imaginative savoury vegitarian baclava which was ace. The puddings are all equally... More 

1 Thank Morag C
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Hoped to pop in for lunch but were too late sadly so booked in for the evening with ease and the staff were welcoming and friendly, When we arrived later that day to the same warm welcome and polite staff, Ordered our meals my partner started with duck pate i started with swimming crab both were amazing then he had... More 

Thank dime86
Brampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

A lovely family run restaurant in the heart of York & my favourite place to dine. We enjoyed a lovely dinner here last week with a friend who was visiting for the evening. My friend is gluten free which I mentioned when booking & the restaurant catered for this without fuss, the waitress had discussed avaliable gluten free options with... More 

Thank Tom A
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Decided to choose to eat here after reading excellent TA reviews.The front of the restaurant is small (5 tables) Unfortunately the evening we visited next to us was a VERY VERY LOUD couple the whole restaurant could hear no one else was talking just taking in everything they were talking about!!! My husband became very annoyed with this so our... More 

Thank T17ch
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472 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Enjoyed a reasonable price three course lunchtime meal. Great atmosphere and good friendly professional service. The food was up to their usual excellent quality. We will be returning.

Thank David S
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Great value and I can't find enough superlatives to praise this place. Visit if you're in York, you won't be disappointed!

Thank ElaineHunt
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Nice city centre location, slightly quieter street is refreshing. Service was fantastic and friendly and additional personal touches for a birthday were really welcomed. Food and drink were fabulous and well presented.

Thank aceadrian
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Took my husband here for his birthday & the whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. I had the Goats Cheese Souffle followed by Smoked Lamb which was delicious & interesting all at the same time. My husband had the Crab Salad & Mixed Game Grill which he said were superb. All washed down with a lovely bottle of... More 

Thank CathRB
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154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We ate here as a group of six sitting in the front of the premises by the window, for an evening meal. Despite other tables having tableclothes and runners, we wernt allowed such extras...strange. The waiters lack of knowledge of what he was about to serve was dissapointing, as its not a big menu. The food presented was OK, nothing... More 

Thank riw9471
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Took my husband here for his birthday on Saturday night as we had read the reviews and thought it worth a visit. We both chose the trio of salmon starter which was 2/3 delicious (neither me or my husband particularly liked the ceviche as we felt it was a little too pickled but the other two salmon tasters were very... 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
US$12 - US$37
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?