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The Lime Tree Restaurant Restaurant and Wine Bar

8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 445 1217
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I was with a group of 4 in total. I was welcomed warmly and asked if I wanted my coat taken. A nice touch. The staff are efficient, polite, welcoming and friendly. I had never been before and it easy to get to buy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Saul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve recently culled a number of place from our “regular visit” list, as simply no longer performing well. But we keep coming back here because it ticks all the boxes on the “what do you want from a local restaurant” checklist. Lots of choice of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank harters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to the Limetree for a good 20 years now at least, never disappoints, lovely food, good staff, what more do you want, keep it up guys.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Leemaloney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not believe how this place has changed, hence we two were the only diners. The menu looked interesting, but the filo parcel I chose for my main course was almost inedible. It was obviously slightly burned, the filling was mushy and greasy, the accompanying...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank joyce h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked The Lime Tree for a celebratory meal with my family and close friends, and chose the early menu on Saturday 10th November. The food and service was excellent. It was my family's first time at the restaurant , and they each thought it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank gedparnell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here spontaneously for lunch. Service fabulous, got taken care of wonderfully by the lovely Leila. Food absolutely delicious.... the kind of food you remember weeks or months later and you can still taste and remember... probably the best focaccia I’ve ever had... so moist...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jpC8771EX
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Having had to find out by chance that Manchester House had closed and that a long standing booking was no longer possible, one of our group scrabbled around for a suitable place and that's how we ended up in The Lime Tree in West Didsbury....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank twofishnocat
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We dined here with friends and the whole experience was absolutely awful. On arrival we ordered drinks only for the waitress to pour a full pint all over my wife's clothes and handbag. The manager threw some dirty cloths from the kitchen at her and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank DannyM398
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Lime Tree is my 'go to' restaurant for Sunday lunch (and other occasions) and it is always good, but today the food was outstanding. I had mackerel with an oriental sauce to start - it was absolutely delicious and the mackerel was cooked perfectly....More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank AnitaT947
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing as usual! Such friendly gents Johnny and ABDUL. Prompt friendly service with top notch food.... Even for fussy eaters! Warm and welcoming atmosphere from walking through the door. Cheers guys.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank danielthomas_44
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Response from Skye1012 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's between 5.30 and 6.30pm. I know we originally booked for 6pm and then changed our time to 6,30pm because we were worried about getting caught in football traffic.And I seem to remember turning up just in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 63
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Multi award winning modern British family run restaurant with an emphasis on local cuisine and market fresh quality produce. A specialist menu is provided by our own farm in The Peak District. The setting is relaxed and informal.
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