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Lime Tree

) #9 of 57 Restaurants in Fort William ₹₹₹₹ European, British,
Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
+44 1397 701806
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (19 reviews)
“venison” (29 reviews)
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:30All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Achintore Road | The Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
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Reviews (392)
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To start, the "bartender" didn't know how to make a martini and the cocktail off the their own menu was piss poor. I would say the service was atrocious but it was actually non existent. The food? I just ate the worst and over priced...More

Thank Anita I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with high expectations based on other reviewers' comments, but were generally underwhelmed. (The dinner rolls were so salty they were inedible - perhaps salted twice in error?). The dining room fit-out is contemporary and attractive but the food isn't cutting edge. Fort William...More

Thank Visitor548
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in the hotel--and as a non-guest it was hard to find, as there weren't any signs or staff to direct you. Stood at the reception desk and rang the bell, but no response. Finally just kept wandering till we found it....More

Thank ShowMeSomething
limetree0, Owner at Lime Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Lime Tree is family business in a former 1850 built Church Manse overlooking Loch Linnhe in the centre of Fort William. The building has nine letting rooms, two lounges with open fires, a map and drying rooms, an art gallery with two artists studios...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by Inverlochy Clearly and off night Shortage of staff 3 out of 4 in our party disappointed Food and service well below expectations

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited over Valentines weekend, food was tasty & service good. A nice night out but we were not blown away. Maybe it'll be a 5 star experience next time.

Thank JaneCsoontobeH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The goats cheese amuse bouche was delicious. We both started with scotch broth which was light and totally not as expected but still excellent. I had the belly pork and my husband blade of beef, again delicious. We even managed puddings, Paris Brest and their...More

Thank Visitor059
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quite a small quaint restaurant but the food certainly packs a punch. The food was cooked perfectly, and presented very professionally. Although the prices are higher than other eateries in the area, I thought the food was very good value for money...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the twists that the chef of this restaurant gives to traditional dishes. The food was great, price was good considering the quality. Great restaurant for a more refined diner. Staff was friendly.

Thank llvanzeir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good menu and well cooked food. The general service was OK but let itself down by fundamental mistakes relative to wine service - restaurant needs to provide some education. Decor interesting.

Thank bobpallash1
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I will start by saying that I have noticed all the poor reviews are from over 18 month to 2 years ago and it's a shame that Trip Adviser can't get rid of old reviews good and bad as so much can happen in 2...More

1  Thank ClareLeyburn
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Irene K
How far is this to walk from Fort William train station .
19 March 2017|
Response from Frithjof A | Property representative |
20 min. Walking distance. On the other end of the high street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 24
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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