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


Scallops & Pork Belly

grilled scallops & crispy fried pork belly, charred honey crisp apple, chanterelle mushrooms & birch syrup


Seafood Chowder
white wine & saffron broth, haddock, local cold water shrimp & whipped cream (GF)

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

Beet Salad

roasted beets, goat’s brie fritter, arugula, house made spruce dressing & raw honey (GF)


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 & sourdough bread


Oysters & Wine

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


House Made Charcuterie

ask your server what we have available daily, all made in house & served with pickles & sourdough bread



Fries – $4
Fries & Cheese – $6

Vegetables – $5
Mushrooms & Onions – $6

Grilled Chicken – $6
Scallops – $9


Beef Strip Loin

8 oz AAA Canadian beef served with cremini mushroom purée, house cut fries, seasonal vegetables & demi-glace


Free Range Chicken

seared chicken roulade with brown butter & rosemary, salsa verde, potato purée & vegetables


Sautéed Haddock

served with house made potato gnocchi, tomato & chorizo fricassee, seasonal vegetables & white wine cream sauce


Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

house made potato gnocchi with tomatoes, spinach, garlic, chillies, mushrooms,
olive oil & topped with Grana Padano


Vegetarian Giambotta

stewed vegetables, roasted garlic tomato sauce, chickpeas & arugula, topped with parmesan


Seafood Spaghetti

house made spaghetti noodles, clams, poached scallops, snow crab, clam sauce tawny, garlic, chillies & olive oil


Rime Carbonara

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


Add to any meal

Grilled Chicken – $6 / Scallops – $9

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.

Bits & Bites

Ask your Server about our Snack menu


Valley Apple Pie

house made apple pie, with vanilla gelato & caramel sauce


Flourless Chocolate Brownie

rich chocolate brownie, raspberry purée & chocolate semifreddo


Rhubarb Cheesecake

puréed rhubarb cheesecake with rhubarb bits & meringue


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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Tuesday to Sunday

Dinner only 5 – 9 p.m.

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No Lunch Service