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.
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.
Chef/Owner Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar
potato and cabbage smash, vegetables, southern gravy
mushrooms, tomatoes, herb sauce, roasted vegetables, garlic, chilies, white wine, olive oil, house-made cheese
potato puree, fennel cream, seasonal vegetables
black garlic, chilies, white wine, tomatoes, salsa verde
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.
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.
We are currently in the process of updating our wine list for spring & summer.
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