Seriously good ingredients prepared with Nova Scotia’s seasons in mind.

This is the story of Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Local oysters, fresh mussels, artisanal cheeses and prime meats, fresh seasonal produce – the region’s finest – are presented in innovative takes on traditional classics. Whether for light afternoon fare, refreshing cocktails at the bar, or a carefully crafted chef’s menu, the relaxed atmosphere of Rime Restaurant and Wine Bar is a smart destination. After all, when we eat well, we live well. And feeding people well is what we’ve set out to do.


written by our seasons

The road to Lunenburg is a rainbow of rolling landscapes, weathered buildings and ocean views boasting postcard-perfect Maritime scenes. Lunenburg is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar is the coin I added to this pot of gold, in May 2014.

Rime is named for the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, chosen to pay tribute to the nautical and cultural nature of this World UNESCO Heritage town. At Rime, we love to swap stories with our guests, whether they are visiting for the first time or we know them by name, and with the farmers, fishers and producers who are behind each dish we serve.

Of course the food tells a story too – the story of the land, of the producers, the history of a region. Season to season, we are inspired by these stories and our flavours reflect that fresh, local, creative narrative.

Rime is a unique opportunity to enjoy friends, family, and memorable meals showcasing the best ingredients of Nova Scotia. We look forward to your visit.

  Jeffrey MacNeil,
Chef/Owner Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar

Dinner Menu


Grilled Scallops

served with charred kohlrabi purée, shaved guanciale & potato chips
(Gluten-Free Option)


Seafood Chowder
haddock, cold water shrimp & mussels in white wine & saffron broth, finished with whipped cream (Gluten-Free)

Caesar Salad
fresh romaine lettuce, bacon bits, house made dressing, croutons & parmesan

Mixed Greens Salad

tossed with red wine vinaigrette, Schoolhouse granola, pickled red onions & Grana Padano (Gluten-Free)


Rime Mussels
steamed with pan roasted tomato sauce, pepperoni, potatoes & tawny


Fried Calamari
lightly battered & flash-fried, served with house made chilli & lime mayo dipping sauce


served raw on the half shell with citrus & a red pepper chilli mignonette
$3 each

Artisan Cheeses

a variety of local & imported artisan cheeses served with blueberry preserve & grilled house made bread


Oysters & Wine

a dozen raw oysters, with citrus & red pepper chilli mignonette & a bottle of Nova Scotia wine



Fries – $4

Fries & Cheese – $6

Vegetables – $5
Mushrooms & Onions – $6
Side Gnocchi – $13

Grilled Chicken – $7
Scallops – $10



Beef Tenderloin

7 oz grilled AAA Canadian beef tenderloin served with shallot pureée, house cut fries, seasonal vegetables & demi-glace


Butcher’s Block

Serving up cuts of locally sourced meat. Ask your server what’s on the block tonight!

$Market Price


Old Bay poached haddock fillet served over spiced polenta & cold water shrimp, with salsa verde & market vegetables (Gluten-Free)


Adams & Knickle Scallops

local scallops, seared & served with fennel dressing, Nova Scotia crab meat, sun choke purée & seasonal market vegetables


House Made Gnocchi

potato gnocchi with local greens, cherry tomatoes, cremini mushrooms & parmesan cheese


Chicken Orecchiette

local, free range chicken & cremini mushrooms, orecchiette pasta finished with Rumtopf garlic cream, local greens & parmesan cheese


Rime Carbonara

pasta with sautéed bacon, garlic, white wine, chilies, olive oil & parmesan


Vegetarian Succotash

organic barley sautéed with seasonal vegetables, salsa verde olive oil, chillies & garlic, topped with Grana Padano


Add to any meal

Grilled Chicken – $7 / Scallops – $10

Gluten-Free pasta available, with sufficient notice provided.


Our menu changes seasonally based on availability of premium ingredients and may not be exactly as described.

Ask your Server about our Children’s Selection


Custard Pie

house made custard on a flaky pie crust, served with candied gooseberries & syrup, finished with vanilla gelato


Pot de Crème

Grand Marnier custard, topped with milk chocolate pot de crème, finished with Bailey’s gelato & spiced shortbread cookie


Deconstructed Cheesecake

semolina crumble, whipped cream cheese, fresh bluberries, house made meringue topped with sorbet


Gelato & Sorbet

Ask about our current flavours

$3 per scoop

Wine, Beer & Cocktails

Craft beer, wine from Nova Scotia and beyond by the glass or from the cellar, innovative cocktails… House Manager Erin will be glad to recommend a perfect pairing for your meal.



At Rime, our focus is on offering local ingredients as often as possible. We thrive on nurturing relationships with our local producers and continually strive for sustainable farm to table practices. Fresh from the market, or local wharves, and through our front door – being close to the ingredients reminds us where our food comes from.

 Rime is proud to source from the area’s finest food producers, including:

Adams & Knickle Ltd / Deep Sea Scallops, Lunenburg, NS
Bay Enterprises Ltd / Malagash Bistro Thrum Oysters, Malagash, NS
Boulangerie La Vendéenne / Authentic French Bakery Certified Organic, Mahone Bay
Down on the Corner Farm / Dave Lahey, Blockhouse, NS
Fisherman’s Market / Bedford, NS
Hutten Family Farm / Ted Hutten, Kentville, NS
Peasant’s Pantry / Specialty Meats & Deli, New Ross, NS
Wooly Mountain Farm / Kurt Wentzel, South Shore, NS
MacCallums Produce Ltd / North River, NS
Veinotte’s Family Farm / Kevin Veinotte, South Shore, NS


Dinner hosted by Pete Luckett

March 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Dinner hosted by Pete Luckett

Join us at Rime Restaurant on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for a special five course dinner hosted by Pete Luckett of Luckett Vineyards. Each course is paired with one of Pete’s wines. Please reserve a table in advance by phoning 902.640.3112 or email

Dinner is […]


Dinner hosted by Pete Luckett

March 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Dinner hosted by Pete Luckett

Join us at Rime Restaurant on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for a special five course dinner hosted by Pete Luckett of Luckett Vineyards. Each course is paired with one of […]

BOURGEOIS GOURMET: Ambience, cuisine perfect match at Rime

July 31st, 2012|Comments Off on BOURGEOIS GOURMET: Ambience, cuisine perfect match at Rime

BOURGEOIS GOURMET: Ambience, cuisine perfect match at Rime
For a very young chef to get the chance to design his own menu, learn about wine and be taught how to run […]

Catering Options Available

Contact us for your onsite or offsite catering needs.

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Every Evening

Dinner served from 5 – 9 p.m.

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