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


Moo Shu Pancakes

ask your server about the day’s preparation
possible elements include fried kale, shaved pork belly, duck, house-made pickles and preserves, herbs, and sesame soy dressing



grilled scallops, cold-water shrimp, haddock, bacon broth,
dried and shaved smoked scallop



lightly coated & flash-fried calamari, tomato sauce, garlic chips,
herbs, olive dust (gluten-free)


Baked Brie

fruit preserves, grilled bread


Kale Caesar Salad

kale, parmesan, croutons, house-made dressing, bacon bits


Tuna Tartare

minced tuna, ginger, greens, sesame soy, sumac, mayo, foie gras


Carrot and Preserved Fennel Salad

with harissa dressing and ash-crusted house-made cheese




Fries & Cheese

Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions
Butter & Parmesan Gnocchi

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Scallops & Garlic Butter


Beef Striploin

9 oz AAA Canadian beef, roast vegetables, fries and cheese, garlic butter, chimichurri


Seafood Risotto

poached scallops, crab, and shrimp, herbs, preserved lemon, greens


Fried Chicken

potato smash, vegetables, southern gravy


Lamb Roulade

creamy polenta, cardamom buffalo yogurt, mushrooms, vegetables, natural jus


Haddock Grenobloise

olive-oil poached haddock, potato and vegetable succotash, tomatoes,
croutons, capers, lemon, herbs


Venison Gnocchi

braised venison, shaved foie gras, mushrooms, cream, natural jus


25-Layer Vegetarian Lasagna

fresh pasta, layers of vegetarian ragù, house-made gouda


Please keep in mind that our menu changes seasonally, based on the availability of premium ingredients, and may not be exactly as described.

Ask your server about our children’s selections.

Gluten-free pasta is also available.


Featured Desserts

ask your server or check the chalkboard for today’s featured desserts


Gelato & Sorbet

a selection of gelatos and sorbets; ask your server or check the chalkboard for today’s availability

$3 per scoop or $8 for a trio

Click to download our Winter Dessert Menu.

Wine, Beer & Cocktails

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

Click to download our Winter Wine & Liquor List.

Please note that the wine list is subject to change based on availability.


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


We’ve updated our menu!

February 4th, 2018|Comments Off on We’ve updated our menu!

We’ve shifted things around a little for the winter, and we have a few great new dishes!


For starters, we now have delicious moo shu pancakes, with just the right amounts of “pickled” and “deep fried”:

One of our new mains is lamb roulade, with creamy polenta, cardamom […]


New Year’s Eve

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on New Year’s Eve

The new year is coming up fast – don’t forget to make your reservations for a fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner at Rime.

We will be open at 5:00 pm, as […]

Valentine’s Day 2017!

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2017!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…
Looking for the perfect spot to spend a romantic dinner with your special someone? Don’t be disappointed, make reservations at Rime today. We are […]

S A T U R D A Y Night!

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on S A T U R D A Y Night!

Saturday Night is Right at Rime
Shake off the winter blues and join us for dinner every Saturday evening from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and enjoy some great drink specials […]

Off-site catering available

for more information or to book a private party e-mail Jeffrey at


902.640.3112 T


Open for dinner from 5:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.