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“Unexpected surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lime House

The Lime House
Ranked #36 of 850 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$37
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Newport, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

Chanced upon the lime house on the 5th June for lunch wish I had checked it out before our visited would have booked for an evening meal. Lunch was amazing value quality invention and great staff, initially we were the only guests and that made no difference atmosphere was really relaxed. For starter we my husband had a Brie and avocado cheese cake which was exceptionally, the best thing was when other diners had this waitress was able to tell them how to make it. Main courses were great quality and modern with a twist . More people need to visit and review this great restaurant to move it up the rankings which it really deserves I would have no hesitation to recommend this establish to all varieties of diners there is something here for everyone lunch was fantastic value £35 for two courses 3 alcoholic drinks and 2 soft drinks go you won't regret it

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Exeter, Uk
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Charming restaurant, brillant meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

Even though I was in a party of about 30 people the service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious. Interesting without being pretentious and enough (for me) without being overwhelming. I would particularly recommend the Eton mess with summer berries! If you are in York you must visit.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank MatildaExeter_Uk
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“Absolutely brilliant food and brilliant service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

We booked this restaurant prior to eating,which was a good idea as numerous people were getting turned away at the door as they were fully booked!The service was excellent and the waitresses were so polite.The food was beautiful and for the 2 of us it came to £64....which included 3 courses each and 2 alcoholic drinks each!The food was healthy and well cooked.Even though they were busy,we weren't rushed at all.It was a lovely evening and I have since recommended it to family and friends!

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food on a plate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

There is nothing really special about this restaurant.In fact if my local knowledge serves me correctly the premises have had several incrnations through the years.Saying that the Lime House has occupied here for a number of years.The food is cooked beautifully and the service is friendly and professional.I would far rather dine here than many of the other overated establishments that have cropped up in York.

  • Visited February 2011
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

Arrived late for a booked lunch, but wasn't a problem. Food was beautifully cooked and presented from a good selection of fish, meat and vegetarian. Would recommend the pork on sweet potato bubble and squeak and haddock on mash. £12.50 for a two course lunch - you can't go wrong, esp with such pleasant waitresses.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank booknerdEngland
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