The 8 Best Restaurants in Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis is a food-lovers paradise; from the freshest seafood and cosy pub fare to exceptional fine dining — all set against the quaint backdrop of cobbled streets and the scenic seafront of the Jurassic Coast — there’s truly something to suit every culinary taste! With so many fantastic options, often the hardest part is choosing where to go. To help, we've curated a list of eight must-visit restaurants in Lyme Regis that promise to make your visit even more memorable.

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1. Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Pound Street

At the Alexandra Hotel, we take pride in offering a refined seaside experience in Lyme Regis. Set on the stunning Jurassic Coast, our boutique hotel provides breathtaking views of Lyme Bay, complemented by dining that celebrates the best of local Dorset produce. From our elegant evening dinner menu and classic Sunday roasts to relaxing afternoon teas, our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of our gardens and the historic charm of Lyme Regis. Why not join us for a stay or meal and experience for yourself?

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2. Swim

Marine Parade

Swim, located on Marine Parade in Lyme Regis, offers a prime spot with stunning views of the Jurassic Coastline. Its large glass doors open up to the sea breeze on sunny days, creating a charming indoor-outdoor experience. The restaurant is known for its inviting atmosphere and serves meals from breakfast through to late evening, making it an excellent choice any time of day.

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3. The Oyster & Fish House

Cobb Road

The Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis stands out for its breathtaking views and a menu that changes daily, based on the local catch. This restaurant, known for its fresh seafood, offers a unique dining experience with a large outdoor terrace that allows every guest to enjoy the scenic surroundings. It's a must-visit for anyone looking to savour the best of coastal cuisine in a stunning setting.

4. Harbour Inn

Marine Parade

The Harbour Inn in Lyme Regis is a family-run beach-side restaurant that offers visitors panoramic views of the Cobb and Lyme Bay. It's the perfect spot for a laid-back dining experience, with options to eat in a comfortable, air-conditioned dining space inside; or outside in a private beach area. Ideal for those looking to unwind, the inn invites guests to relax with a pint or coffee on the veranda, soaking in the stunning coastal scenery.

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5. Tom's Lyme Regis

Marine Parade

Tom's in Lyme Regis is an award-winning restaurant known for its exquisite seafood and commitment to local produce. The menu, which changes with the seasons to ensure quality and sustainability, features a mix of premium fish, vegetarian, and meat dishes. Tom's excels in adding a creative twist to classic dishes, offering everything from a light lunch with a bay view to a sophisticated dining experience.

6. Strawberry Tree

The Town Mill

The Strawberry Tree in Lyme Regis is a wonderful tapas restaurant that also encourages visitors to get stuck in with their range of cooking classes. It's a spot where you can enjoy a casual lunch with your dog or a memorable evening of Spanish cuisine for a special occasion. With its variety of classes and events, it offers a unique blend of good food, learning, and a welcoming atmosphere for both locals and visitors.

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7. Millside

Mill Lane

The Millside in Lyme Regis is an award-winning restaurant where Chef Patron Georgina Baker crafts 2 AA Rosette tasting menus. It's a place to slow down and enjoy refined dishes, with a focus on seafood, in a relaxed and chic setting. The Eddy, part of The Millside, offers a simplified menu of favourites, maintaining high standards with seasonal, local ingredients. Found in the artisan quarter, it's just a short walk from the beach, offering a wholly unique dining experience.

8. Lilac Restaurant & Wine Bar

Broad Street

Lilac Restaurant & Wine Bar, with its a 400-year-old cellar on Broad Street in Lyme Regis, offers a delightful blend of seasonal, local dishes paired with an exceptional selection of organic and biodynamic wines. The cosy, atmospheric setting adds to the experience, making it a must-visit for food and wine enthusiasts looking for something special in the heart of the town.

Honourable mentions...

Red Panda

Broad Street

Red Panda in Lyme Regis offers an exciting Asian-inspired menu, featuring soft steamed bao buns with a variety of fillings, complemented by fresh salads and a selection of rice boxes. Each dish is customisable with toppings like aromatic pork belly and teriyaki tofu, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. With a focus on organic ingredients and vibrant flavours, Red Panda great spot for food enthusiasts exploring Lyme Regis.

Posted on January 30th 2024

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