The Lime Tree

8 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 2WS
Critics Review 14/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Tue- Fri & Sun Lunch and Daily Dinner

  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area

About The Lime Tree

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Manchester’s original modern British restaurant

This continental-style bistro is one of the city’s original purveyors of modern British cooking. The likes of mushroom ragu with a potato pancake or Aberdaron crab and tomato salad with Bloody Mary dressing were offered here long before they became modern British staples. They are pulled off under the natural light of this restaurant in a conservatory with aplomb by chef Jason Parker and his team. From a menu that prioritises local produce (that’s often sourced from the restaurant’s own smallholding Hardingland Farm near Macclesfield), menu could include butternut squash, pine nut and goat’s cheesecake with courgette fritters, dry-aged sirloin or a trio of rare-breed Cheshire pork with apple compote. The a la carte menu changes weekly. An elegant, largely French winelist is broken down into handy sections; Loire, Bordeaux, Beaujolais and so on. Owner Patrick Hannity’s opened a well-received restaurant of the same name in Bollington, Cheshire in 2012.

Cuisine: British, Fine Dining
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £


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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Mark Garner
The Lime Tree is a family business. There is a sister restaurant over in Bollington, whilst the chef/patron Patrick Hannity has bought a farm near Macclesfield. The purchase of a farm is a good step forward and shows a great attitude towards ingredients. Trim it all back and rethink what’s going on the plates and you may be worthy of our 'No.1 in South Manchester' prize.
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