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The Lime Tree Restaurant

8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 445 1217
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We picked The Lime Tree due to it’s multiple Good Food awards (sadly for a family wake!)... We really cannot thank everyone enough for the fantastic service we received. The attentiveness and helpfulness of the staff and the quality of food and service we received...More

Thank Spanfan164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's only taken me 25 years to visit this restaurant! I was aware of it when I arrived as a student, but it took until last night to get around to eating there. What a waste of an opportunity! The only niggles I have is...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the positive reviews this visit was most disappointing. Portions were modest at best and visually unappealing. The food was underseasoned, overpriced and underwhelming. Service was slow and gave an air of disinterest. The restaurant was virtually empty despite being a Sunday evening and overall...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here for special occasions as it's one of the best restaurants that we have been to, food is always delicious and reasonably priced. They have a seasonal and imaginative menus and their early evening menus are particularly good value. I particularly like their...More

Thank Man-Tai T
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Food good depending on what you order, service not so good. Overall not the best value for money (orange juice is not even freshly made)

Thank marisaluda2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Lime Tree maintains consistently high standards in its cuisine and is our 'go-to' restaurant, particularly for Sunday lunch. The Lime Tree has started opening for brunch on a Saturday, and has moved the bar into the conservatory to create an informal eating area -...More

Thank AnitaT947
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a lovely family meal here, great Sunday lunch, the food was excellent, service was friendly and good, will definitely visit again

Thank Frannimac
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went for an Early Bird meal. As ever the food was excellent but the service was frankly chaotic and reminiscent of Faulty Towers... We were brought the menus twice, not brought drinks, different waiters came to take our order, again. The couple at the next...More

2  Thank Mozburger
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The restaurant has wide range of menus to choose from. I had a lunch here and I took main courses along with some side dishes. All are up to the mark.

Thank tapasab235
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We rang and booked a table straight after my sons graduation. We were unsure of timings on the day as he was also picking up new flat keys. Despite our late booking we had a fabulous meal outside at a round table. Thanks we will...More

Thank SueJFox
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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
US$32 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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