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


Corn Humitas

warm, savoury corn humitas with smoked butter


Mussel & Scallop Chowder
seared Adams & Knickle scallops, concentrated mussel broth, dehydrated smoked scallops, finished with cream froth (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
$2.50 each

Artisan Cheeses

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


Baked Brie

double cream Quebec brie served with house made gooseberry preserve & grilled 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
Butter & Parmesan Gnocchi – $12

Grilled Chicken – $7
Scallops – $10



Beef Rib Eye

10 oz dry aged AAA Canadian beef rib eye served with seasonal market vegetables, red wine sauce &a side of fries



Out To Pasture Farm lamb, ask your server for the daily preparation

$Market Price


poached haddock fillet served with roasted polenta cake, Old Bay seasoning & cold water shrimp cream & seasonal vegetables (Gluten-Free)


Grilled Scallops

grilled local Adams & Knickle scallops served with roasted corn & potato succotash, bacon dressing & seasonal vegetables (Gluten-Free)


Free Range Chicken Pillard

local free range chicken, sliced, dusted with semolina & pan roasted served with preal oninos, whipped butter & potato, seasonal market vegetables & pan gravy


House Made Gnocchi

potato & porcini gnocchi with local greens, brown butter, cherry tomatoes, organic garlic & gorgonzola cheese


Spaghetti alla Vongole

artisan spaghetti with sautéed clams, house made guanciale, finished with garlic, chillies, white wine & olive oil (and parmesan if you like)


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


Lime Semi-freddo

house made lime semi-freddo over vanilla cake with pistachio gelato


Pot de Crème

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


Apple Crisp

house made apple crisp, topped with nuts & vanilla gelato


Deconstructed Cheesecake

semolina crumble, whipped cream cheese, candied orange & orange marmalade, house made meringue & orange gelato


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


The Holidays are coming!

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The Holidays are coming!

October 25th, 2016|Comments Off on The Holidays are coming!

The Holidays are coming!
Looking for the perfect spot to host your holiday get together, whether with co-workers, family or friends? Rime is offering some great festive menus & meal options. 3-course-xmas-2016-menu just […]

BOURGEOIS GOURMET: Ambience, cuisine perfect match at Rime

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Contact us for your onsite or offsite catering needs.

e-mail Erin or Jeffrey at




902.640.3112 T


Dinner served from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Dinner served from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday

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Closed Dec 24 – Dec 27, Open Dec 28, 2016