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


Rime Mussels

tomato sauce, pepperoni, garlic, potatoes, chilis, tawny


Fried Calamari

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



cold water shrimp, haddock, mussels, bacon broth


served raw on the half shell with citrus & a red pepper chili mignonette
(Market Price) 

Artisan Cheeses

variety of cheeses, fruit preserves, grilled bread


Mixed Green Salad

red wine vinaigrette, School House granola, pickled onions, parmesan


Caesar Salad

romaine, dressing, bacon bits, croutons, parmesan

Valley Corn

slow-roasted Annapolis Valley corn, smoked oyster butter



Fries – $5

Fries & Cheese – $6

Side Vegetables – $6
Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions – $6
Butter & Parmesan Gnocchi – $12

Grilled Chicken – $8
Grilled Scallops & Garlic Butter – $15
Penne & Tomato Sauce – $10


AAA Striploin

dry-aged 9 oz AAA Canadian beef strip loin, fries, seasonal vegetables, chimichurri


Brick Chicken

chicken pressed on the grill, long-grain organic rice, ranch sauce



olive-oil poached halibut, grilled fingerling potatoes, sorrel butter, seasonal vegetables


Vegetable Succotash

grilled beets, garbanzo bean puree, wilted greens, seasonal vegetables


Tuna Strozzapreti

fresh yellowfin tuna meatballs poached in san marzano tomato sauce, olive oil, black pepper


Surf & Turf

grilled Adams & Knickle scallops, free-range duck ragout, wild mushrooms, gnocchi, cream, seasonal vegetables



fresh whole market lobster sauteed in the shell, gnocchi, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, tawny, butter, garlic, chilis, olive oil


Add to any meal

Grilled Chicken – $8 / Grilled Scallops & Garlic Butter – $15

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 if sufficient notice is provided.


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

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.

Our wine menu is in the process of being revised for the season.
Check back soon to see the updates!


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


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Off-site catering available

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