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US$32 - US$47
Irish, European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Keenly run neighbourhood restaurant; its traditional exterior concealing a modern room with purple velvet banquettes and colourful artwork. Unfussy, cl...
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

First visit to the Lime Tree whilst staying in the area. We'd 'Googled' restaurants in Limavady/Coleraine/Portstewart and this one stood out as the menu was exactly what we we were looking for. We were not disappointed and had we been staying another day we'd have...booked for the following evening!! Unhurried and intimate atmosphere, attentive and above all excellent food. If you are looking for a 'pizza', 'fish n chips' or a 'plate stacked high' - nothing wrong with that - but this is not the place for you and you will be disappointed, if you want creative and well thought out plates then you will be pleasantly surprised.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 May 2021

A brilliant restaurant, food was lovely and fresh and service was very quick. We were served by a very attentive and welcoming young lady, Libby. Thank you we’ll be visiting again

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2020

Our first visit to the Lime Tree based on Tripadvisor reviews was fantastic and easy to see why it is so highly rated. Had the 2 course Early Bird Menu which offered great choice and in selecting a variety of options from 4 adults, every...starter and main was amazing and great value. Also enjoyed the chat and history lesson with the owner on both how the restaurant started and where the name came from. Definitely worth a visit !!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020

I had the smoked salmon, the confit duck and the pannacotta and it was incredible. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020

We had a wonderful meal at the Limetree which was a highlight of our visit to Northern Ireland. My husband and I had superb, beautifully cooked food with great flavour combinations. The baked cod melted in the mouth and perfectly cooked vegetables. The lemon posset...with blackcurrant was an inspired combination. The service was rapid and friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

The Lime Tree is my favourite restaurant. As a vegetarian I'm usually disappointed with the choices in most restaurants. I don't want vegetable curry, stir-fry or pasta! The vegetarian options in the Lime Tree are delicious and I have never tasted better. Thank you to...Stanley for putting such thought and skill into catering for non meat eaters. Vegetable side orders are cooked to perfection. I can't wait to go back. If you haven't eaten here you really should. Oh and service was first class also.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

My husband, friend and our two preschoolers and toddler ate at this restaurant at the weekend. I made a booking for three adults and three children so the owner knew there would be children coming. When we arrived a lady server with red hair immediately...made us feel very unwelcome. I think she was maybe surprised that we had young children attending. She appeared very stoney faced and barely spoke to us at all when showing us to our table. This immediately created a feeling of unease before we'd even ordered. The other lady server, who I think may have been the owner was also very serious and appeared unimpressed as she took our order. I was very conscious that my children were not welcome and at any point they made noise my husband and I removed them from the restaurant so as not to disturb the other diners. I think they picked up on my unease at feeling so unwelcome. When they settled and returned we managed to enjoy our meal, and no other diners appeared to be bothered by us being there except the two lady servers, who barely spoke to us and always looked very serious and quite annoyed throughout. The food itself was fine, my son loved his pasta especially. I absolutely hate to leave a negative review as I always like to support small businesses, but I have never been made to feel so unwelcome in a restaurant in my life, and sorry to say it did spoil the evening. My friend did actually speak about our experience to the lady server who appeared to be the owner, and to be fair she was very apologetic. I feel young families are not desired at this restaurant, which is absolutely fine, but as the Lime tree has a children's menu and we are not local, I was not aware of this. Should young children be an issue the owner should've asked the ages of the children at the time of booking.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

This was our first visit since the Covid closure. Tables well spaced. Service lead by Maria was as usual friendly and efficient. There were new items on Stanley's varied and exciting menu. Three in our party chose 2 different starters, three different main courses and...all winners. But the absolute star dish was a new dessert, lemon posset topped with blackcurrants and served with shortbread. Always guaranteed an excellent meal at The Lime Tree.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020

Visited last night with friends. Excellent from start to finish. Local food cooked superbly with flavours just bursting from it. Lovely ambience maintaining Social distancing discreetly. 5 stars all round

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

We were very lucky to get have our booking tonight, just before all restaurants and bars close in response to the outbreak. The restaurant is lovely...homely with mediterranean feel. Very clean and well laid out. We were greeted on arrival by the owner, who showed...us to our table and provided menus and the nights specials selection. While we perused the menu, she brought water to the table and filled our glasses. Our order was taken and drinks brought promptly. Then we get to the best bit... the food was absolutely sublime!!! Each course was more delicious than the previous! I started with the pan fried breaded Goats cheese with plum chutney and rocket salad. My mouth is still watering! Then I had the fillet of cod wrapped in pancetta in a tomato, chorizo and garlic sauce. Delicious! The vegetables were fresh and cooked with that perfect bite to them. The red cabbage was my favourite, but we also had chunks of carrot, big florettes of broccali, herb boiled baby potatoes and baby potatoes fried with bacon lardons... mmmm... yummy!! To round it all off I had the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and fresh cream! Man! It took every bit of willpower I had to not lick the plate!! I would recommend this restaurant 100% to anyone who fancies an absolutely delicious dish, very reasonably priced. All of the ingredients are locally sourced and magnificently presented. I hope the coronavirus lockdown ends soon, because I am truly looking forward to my next visit. Cannot wait to tell my friends and the rest of my family all about this place. You need to check out The Lime Tree Restaurant in Limavady. You owe it to your tastebuds!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Hello, Yes the restaurant is suitable for wheelchairs & we have disabled toilet facilities. Maria
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The Lime Tree Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5