There are many wonderful days out to be had in the surrounding areas which means lots more opportunities to eat and drink in amazing places. If you have any recommendations please do let us know so we can extend this list further.
14 Broad Street - 01297 445008
Keian and his lovely team have created a homely cafe in Lyme Regis with a lovely lounge, dining area and great locally sourced home created food. They are absolutely passionate about the food they are serving. Many of our guests have been there for lunch, cooked breakfast or simply a leisurely cup of coffee whilst surfing the net using the WIFI which is provided. I have personally worked in this kitchen with Keian and from first thing in the morning he is creating everything that comes out of their kitchen from fresh, even the mayonnaise. If there are items which they do not make i.e. the pasties then he hunts high and low until he finds the supplier who is as passionate as he is.
61 Broad Street - 01297 442505 - http://www.lalqillalyme.co.uk/
As a family we absolutely adore Indian food. Wherever we live, go on holiday or visit we will hunt down an Indian Restaurant! When we first visited Lyme Regis in September 2013 this is where we ate our first meal in Lyme Regis and it was the cherry on the top that the place we wanted to relocate to had a great Indian restaurant. The dishes are slightly more expensive than a normal Indian restaurant but this is because this restaurant is not licensed so you take your own alcohol. You can buy soft drinks and they are happy to keep your drinks in their fridge and will provide you with glasses and a bottle opener. Our favourite is Chicken Dhansak with no sugar and green chillis. Great Service!
14-15 Monmouth Street - 01297 442123
Faydrar and her Italian husband who is the chef opened Italia earlier this year and it has been a roaring success. Many of our guests have eaten here and everyone has been very impressed as have we. The food is always fresh and there are always different specials daily. They also stock gluten free pasta which made one of our guests very happy. You really must book to get a table as they fill up fast.
Marine Parade - 01297 442432 - http://www.largigi.com/
In the daytime Largigi has a dual personality where it enables you to get English food items from a cafe menu as well as Thai food. The Thai food that is made in the open kitchen cooked by a wonderful Thai team is amazing. I have tried the English cafe items which are very good but the highlight for us is the Thai food. You can also go to Largigi to just have a drink and to enjoy the stunning setting right along the beachfront. We have had many guests who have eaten here and they are extrememly impressed.
TURRLES WINE BAR & BISTRO
57-5861 Broad Street - 01297 444311 - http://www.turleswinebar.co.uk/
Turles is partially underground and you really have to go down there to appreciate it. It has a wonderful quirky, cosy feel to it where you can just have a drink at the bar (they do lovely cocktails) or eat a meal from their ever changing menu. Chis is absolutely passionate about his customers and he wants to make sure you are happy and having a good time. The decor is a collection of unique memorabillia from the old fashioned cinema seats which surround the dinner table or a wall light feature made out of the front of a car bonnet.
1a Coombe Street - 01297 445189 - http://www.tierrakitchen.co.uk/
We have not yet eaten in La Tierra but many of our guests have and they have been amazed by the food here, so we will be eating there soon! La Tierra is a vegetarian restaurant and it is winning over very meat dependant people! I have heard people coming away saying "It is the best meal I have ever had in my life" and "It makes me want to become a vegetarian", with these kinds of comments I really think it is a must try.
THE PENNY BLACK CAFE
37 Broad Street
The Penny Black Cafe is an absolute gem tucked behind the post office. The food is freshly prepared and they have a selection of salads, soups, sandwiches, beverages and a daily specials board.
The Cobb - 01297 442299 - http://www.harbourinnlymeregis.co.uk/
We have been to the Harbour Inn quite a few times for drinks only as they have a terrace which overlooks the beach and Cobb, they also have a beer Garden on the beach. If you are sitting on the terrace let them know as you can still drink out of glass on the terrace whereas in the Beach Beer Garden you need to have plastic for safety reasons. The serve a lot of fish dishes but also meat dishes which change regularly. The smells when I go inside make me hungry every time. We have recently eaten in there and it was amazing and all of our Guests have been thoroughly impressed. Even if it is raining, wrap up warm and sit on their terrace and enjoy the outdoor heaters and waves.
THE VOLUNTEER INN
31 Broad Street - 01297 442214 - http://www.thevoli.co.uk
The Volunteer Inn just calls you in for a drink as all the cute twinkle lights on the ceiling make it look so inviting. This pub gets very busy so if you like to get a seat make sure you get their early. We have not yet eaten at the Voli but our guests have and the feedback is very good. Our guests opted to eat in the bar area, the restaurant area is very nice but quieter. The staff are very friendly, this is a good locals pub.
THE NAGS HEAD
32 Silver Street - 01297 442312 - http://www.nagsheadlymeregis.co.uk/
The Nags Head is a real drinkers pub, lots of pool teams, darts team, live music, TVs showing show and great ale. The only food they do is the occassional pizza. The view from their beer garden is spectacular. We really enjoy having a drink at the Nags Head especially on a Sunday before lunch where it is very busy.
Lyme Road, Uplyme - 01297 443136
There is a lovely 25 minute river walk upto the Talbot arms. We have had a Sunday Carvery at the Talbot which was incredibly tasty and you do have to book to get in. Our guests have also given good feedback about the food, ale and even the afternoon tea and cake. The owners are very friendly. A nice place to get refreshments after the beautiful walk.
THE WHOLE HOG
Bottom of Broad Street - 01989 770783 - http://www.regishogroast.co.uk/
People come from outside of Lyme to get one of their Hog Sandwiches served with stuffing, onions, apple sauce and gravy. They also serve chicken and a small selection of drinks. I am not a big lover of bread but if you ask them they do have boxes under the counter so you can have a breadless one. Very very tasty and filling.
THE TOWN MILL BAKERY
14 Broad Street - 01297 445008 - http://townmillbakery.wordpress.com/
I have only been in here to buy some butter and for them to fill up my water bottle but they were very pleasant both times. Personally I am not a bread eater but if you are this really is the place to go. The breakfasts are a display of boiled eggs, different types of bread, big bowls up butter and jam. At lunch they serve up different dishes daily in a bread boil. The vibe is funky and chilled with great music playing and lots of people gathering on long tables. Our guests have really enjoyed it here.
1 Mill Lane - 01297 445999 - http://www.themillside.co.uk/
The thing that struck me about the Millside was the service, the day we walked in they were incredibly busy but the staff cheerily engaged with us immediately even though preparing drinks. We have eaten here twice and both times it was amazing, the Sunday Roast was very good. Our guests have been impressed by this restaurant also.
THE TOWN MILL BREWERY
Mill Lane - 01297 444354 - http://www.townmillbrewery.com/
Richard and his team run this lovely little brewery in the centre of the mill. The brewery has a four barrel brew length (the amount of beer they can brew in one go). This amounts to about 1150 pints or 16 firkins (the standard cask you see being used in most pubs). The arrangement of tanks is the classical one: hot liquor tank, mash tun, wort kettle (or copper) and fermenting vessels. No isinglass finings are used in our bottled beers, so these should be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
HIX OYSTER & FISH HOUSE
Cobb Road - 01297 446910 - http://www.hixoysterandfishhouse.co.uk/
We have only been here once during the winter on a Wednesday night when they did a feast menu, 3 set courses for £20.00 which was very tasty and amazing value. We were going for a birthday so were fully prepared for a bottle of English fizz which is quite pricey but I loved it. I have heard good feedback about the food at HIX but I think it is worth looking at the menus to get an idea of the prices on the day you want to go. They do lots of specials like Oysters and Prosecco for lunch, afternoon tea, kids eat free and the feast menus so it is worth looking for these as well. It has spectacular views of the sea.