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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 445 1217
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the first time that I have visited this restaurant and I was impressed. My wife and I had the mid-week fixed 3-course meal. We enjoyed our food very much. There were four or five options for each course on the fixed menu and more options if we had gone a-la-carte. Service was good.

Thank Tony W
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we visited this restaurant on a rainy Sunday afternoon in January. I was a bit dubious due to the renovations of the restaurant that you can see from the outside, nethertheless we went on to have an amazing 3 course meal. The staff were mature and knowledgeable, they couldn't do enough for us. The food was incredible and for... More 

Thank georgiex5x
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 9, grandparents to younger children on a Sunday afternoon. Food was really good as was the service, we will definitely visit again.

Thank countyfanuk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I rarely get here these days but, when my mum came to visit us it seemed an ideal opportunity. It was a weeknight and they were offering a very reasonable set menu. My starter of moules was excellent and my mum said that her white onion soup was also excellent. We both followed with superbly cooked lamb. All this was... More 

1 Thank Christhedrummer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was obvious that the meat and veg were sourced with quality in mind. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly, the meat with the Sunday roast was tender. Desserts were't to big, so it was possible to enjoy the sweetness without being overwhelmed. Staff were helpful.

1 Thank Imani M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I'd been wanting to visit The Lime Tree for quite some time after hearing nothing but good things but I was left somewhat underwhelmed.... I ordered a cheese soufflé starter which wasn't particularly cheesy and the nuts around it didn't work for me at all. It was pretty to look at but didn't really deliver. For my main I ordered... More 

Thank Sarah F
Murcia, Spain
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have been to The Lime tree many times and always had an excellent meal & service , so I was really looking forward to my recent visit a week ago . It was to be a birthday celebration . On first glance at the menu I was horrified to see that there was not one single item on the... More 

Thank l0uise512
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

With an almost colonial feel, the menu for this restaurant hardly ever changes, year on year, as though stuck in the 50's or 60's. However, the food is top-notch, and the atmosphere is like restaurants should be. Quiet, respectable, comfortable and friendly. Save up 'cos it's not cheap, but it is worth it. I go with my wife once a... More 

1 Thank JakeLoth
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went with my girlfriend's family and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The food was good and we enjoyed (plenty of) wine, the scallop starter was special.

1 Thank JasperLim
England, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We went to this restaurant for a Wine Society Dinner. There was a large group - over 40 people in a back room on tables of about 8 people. It was relaxed and fun. The food was amazing - really very, very good considering the number of people being catered for (there were a large number of tables booked -... More 

1 Thank JMH4

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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$32 - US$63
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 445 1217

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?