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Chef and Owner Dindu Lama

Chef and Owner Dindu Lama

Located in the heart of Highlands, NC, Wild Thyme Gourmet offers a touch of American cuisine with an Asian influence. Our specialty dishes include Spicy Stir Fry Waterfall Beef Tenderloin, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with a Honey Lavender Balsamic Gastrique sauce. Other favorite dishes include a Wasabi Pea Encrusted Wild Salmon and popular appetizers such as Crab meat Fillo purses and beer battered Fried Calamari. Don’t forget to ask about our homemade butter scotch pudding and coconut cake. Enjoy our warm, friendly and courteous service while dinning indoors or enjoy our seasonal outdoor dining under the stars. Chef/Owner Dindu Lama was executive chef of Wild Thyme for 15 years before becoming the new owner six years ago.  His Asian influence comes from his home country of Nepal, where he learned the wonderful balance of spices to bring life to any meat, fish or poultry dish.

Our staff is trained to be kind, courteous and efficient with complete knowledge of our menu.  So let staff host a memorable evening for you or enjoy our fast paced lunch featuring Salmon BLT, Grilled Veggie Sandwich, Sesame Chicken Salad, Japanese Panko crusted crispy Shrimp Sandwich with onion blossom sauce and much more.

Our new restaurant boasts a full service bar for an expanded beverage selection, an extended wine list, and a greater selection of choice beer, both bottled and on tap. We are proud to say that we have received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years running.

Wild Thyme has been a fixture in the Highlands restaurant dining circle for years!

“Thyme is of the essence”

Wild Thyme Gourmet is a smoke free and cell phone free restaurant
Lunch is served from 11:00 – 3:30
Dinner is served from 5:30 – closing
Dinner Reservations Suggested
We accept Cash, Visa, Amex, Discover and Mastercard
Call for seasonal hours

Delicious and different. Very fresh. Quail was perfect. Atmosphere was nice and suitable for large or small groups.
Jlh1220 – Atlanta, Georgia