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


Baked Brie

fruit preserves, grilled bread



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



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


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

Artisan Cheeses

variety of cheeses, fruit preserves, grilled bread


Arugula Salad

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


Buffalo Ranch  Brussles Sprouts

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


pickles, truffle oil, grilled bread



Fries – $5

Fries & Cheese – $6

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

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



potato puree, roasted baby onions, vegetables, natural jus


Vegetarian Gnocchi

tomatoes, mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, greens


Fried Chicken

roasted potatoes, vegetables, house-made hot sauce


Clam Vongole

spaghetti, black garlic, chilis, olive oil, wine


Haddock Grenobloise

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


Scallop Risotto

grilled Adams & Knickle scallops, sorrel butter, maitake mushrooms


Lamb Meatballs

gnocchi, cremini mushrooms, hunter’s sauce, cream


Chicken Rigatoni

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


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.


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


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, […]


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.