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About the AA Rosette award
Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Long-running restaurant showcasing the pick of the province

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome

The Lime Tree is a pint-sized neighbourhood restaurant in the town centre, its simply painted walls hung with vibrant artwork. Main courses have taken in seafood thermidor (nuggets of plaice, monk, salmon, hake and cod in a rich cheese and brandy sauce) and fillets of lemon sole stuffed with crabmeat in creamy chive sauce, preceded perhaps by a signature starter of crab cakes. Meat-eaters, meanwhile, can choose chicken liver pâté with Cumberland sauce, then duck confit cut by classic orange sauce served with champ. Themed evenings, such as Spanish, are successes, and puddings can be as decadent as gooey chocolate brownie with creamy vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Opening hours

  • Closed:: 25 to 26 December, 12 July
  • Days closed:: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch:: Tuesday to Wednesday
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 1.30
  • Dinner served from:: 5.30
  • until: 9


  • Chef: Stanley Matthews

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Classic Mediterranean
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 27
  • Wines over £30:: 8
  • Wines by the glass:: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 4.75
  • Main course from £: 17
  • Dessert from £: 5.50
  • 2-course lunch from £: 10
  • 3-course lunch from £: 13.50
  • 2-course dinner from £: 18.50
  • 3-course dinner from £: 21
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Children welcome


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats:: 30
  • Off-site parking available:: On street

Additional information

  • Seats:: 30

Getting here

Enter Limavady from Derry side. Restaurant on right on small slip road

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Three-course lunch from£13.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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