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.

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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

Starters

Baked Brie

fruit preserves, grilled bread

$15

Calamari

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

$10

Chowder

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

$15

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

Artisan Cheeses

variety of cheeses, fruit preserves, grilled bread

$15


Arugula Salad

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

$8

Buffalo Ranch  Brussles Sprouts

deep-fried Brussels sprouts, buffalo ranch yogurt, red wine vinaigrette
$9

Pate

pickles, truffle oil, grilled bread

$13


Extras

Fries – $5

Fries & Cheese – $6

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

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

Entrées

Brisket

potato puree, roasted baby onions, vegetables, natural jus

$27

Vegetarian Gnocchi

tomatoes, mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, greens

$25

Fried Chicken

roasted potatoes, vegetables, house-made hot sauce

$24

Clam Vongole

spaghetti, black garlic, chilis, olive oil, wine

$24

Haddock Grenobloise

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

$28

Scallop Risotto

grilled Adams & Knickle scallops, sorrel butter, maitake mushrooms

$32

Lamb Meatballs

gnocchi, cremini mushrooms, hunter’s sauce, cream

$27

Chicken Rigatoni

chicken thigh, house-made soppressata, greens, tomato sauce

$22

Add to any meal

Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions – $6 / 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.

Desserts

Featured Desserts

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

$9

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.

LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA

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

NEWS, MUSINGS & EVENTS

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 usual, and remain open until after midnight.

This year, we are offering two main dinner options, […]

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New Year’s Eve

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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!

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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!

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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 dine@rimerestaurant.ca

9 KING STREET, LUNENBURG NOVA SCOTIA

dine@rimerestaurant.ca

902.640.3112 T

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