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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Lime Tree offers always reliable Modern British food and tonight was no exception. The only quibble was about service which, though willing, seemed to have some longish gaps between things happening. Oh, and chummy constantly referring to my partner as “darling”. It really isn’t...More

Thank harters
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently came back here after about 10 years , we used to be regulars but got out of the habit , it's as good as ever ! pricey and very pretentious , but first class food all the way !

Thank peteupManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked The Lime Tree as the reviews on Trip Advisor looked pretty good, and I was looking for somewhere to meet with friends who live near Didsbury. It didn't start too well; we were ushered to the bar, and shown a table with three...More

Thank andyhersh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had Sunday lunch here after a break of ten years. Since our last visit they have extended the restaurant to include a small bar and drinks area, which looks like a nice place to have a coffee. The Sunday lunch menu was interesting...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here with some friends.....service attentive, drinks a'plenty and amazingly tasty food.....the main recommendations are cheese and hazelnut soufflé for starters and calfs livers for mains.....if there could be one small negative it would be the portion size, I'm a growing...More

Thank Kaisersoze13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for my birthday last month and decided to try the lunchtime menu rather that going in the evening as we usually do. The Lunchtime menu was suitably shorter than the a la carter and I decided on the burger, it was lovely and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived near didsbury for 17 yrs we'd heard a lot about the Lime Tree but hadn't been. Went along this week with some friends they did say it was a quiet place but the food was good. They were absolutely spot on. The food...More

Thank rocco43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a two course set lunch menu , good price , spicy soup was lovely with warm bread to accompany . Salmon fish for main , very tasty as was my husbands butternut squash risotto . Very impressed at how baby/ child friendly this restaurant...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

I went for lunch with some friends recently. The staff were great and the lunch menu was varied and interesting. I surprised the others by choosing a cheeseburger for my main course - not what you'd normally have in a rather upmarket restaurant! However, as...More

Thank monicker
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This celebration took some doing, to try and get people from London,Yorkshire and Manchester to be available on the same day was difficult, but well worth waiting for. The food and service was outstanding I'd like to mention the following young people Layla,Natasha and Aaron...More

Thank Carol C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jane B
What are the gluten free options on the Christmas menu please?
11 December 2016|
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Response from Pauline O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. Pauline x
Maggie J
What time is the 'early Monday evening meat' ?
22 May 2016|
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail