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Lime Tree

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Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
+44 1397 701806
18:00 - 21:30
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent restaurant with a good variety of food. I have been there four times and on each occasion the quality and range of dishes has been excellent. You can see the food being prepared in the kitchen. An additional bonus to be able to appreciate the excellent gallery including art work by the owner.

1 Thank John_Burn_OBE
Fort William, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been to this restaurant on many occasions, alway left impressed, went last week, thought i was in a different restaurant, standards very poor, given a wine glass with a large chip on base nearly cut my finger, cutlery not appropriate for meal, meal not up to standard and toilets in a shabby state. Never even got an apology when we... More 

Thank gyamfw
limetree0, Owner at Lime Tree, responded to this review

Sorry your last visit didn't live up to the standards of your previous visits We try our best, honestly! Our new seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients, all dishes cooked from raw ingredients has been going down very well with our customers. Dishes like 'Green Eggs and Ham' -a Ham Hock Terrine with Pease Pudding served with a crispy breaded... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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91 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A combined dining area/bar within the Lime Tree Hotel, we had breakfast at the restaurant as part of our stay with the hotel. The food was fantastic and the range of selection included was quite broad. Service was lovely and the decor beautiful.

1 Thank dmathewYEG
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, great food and service. Took coffee in the cosy lounge by the open fire This is a true gem. Dont miss out. Book ahead.

1 Thank Annadubh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish I cannot fault this restaurant. The menu presented a wide choice, the food was excellent and the staff were attentive. The only thing I would say is that if you are looking for a quick bite to eat this probably isn't the place for you. You can see into the kitchen and there was only one... More 

1 Thank David W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Good Scottish fare on a fairly extensive menu with bonus first dish of goat's milk cheese. Options of seafood and mains from pheasant to more regular beef. Well cooked and well presented

1 Thank David0014
Wigan, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Managed to get a table for Hogmanay at the Lime Tree. It was a six course menu for £50pp. Lovely amuse bouche and a kir royale cocktail on arrival. We were seated in a room just off the main room with 3 other tables, so felt a bit out of it, as the other room was really busy, but the... More 

2 Thank HotelLover2
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had an unplanned stay in Fort William waiting for a train and chaced upon The Lime Tree where we sat in The Map room lounge and were served with tea and shortbread biscuits. Looking at the menu and the fabulous gallery of art and crafts we realised we had stumbled onto a gem. The staff were smiley and speaking... More 

1 Thank Ralph K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have eaten at the Lime Tree several times and it never fails to provide excellent food and service. The presentation is outstanding and the ambiance perfect.

Thank AndrewMcS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Walked here from the wonderful hotel the Grange so were already in very good spirits before enjoying a delicious meal and wine. Worth paying for, very much enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

Thank Fitti85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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