Lyme Regis - Personally Recommended
We are surrounded by amazing places to eat and drink in Lyme Regis and in this section we have either experienced the venues ourselves or our Guests have. You really do have to book your tables in advance as Lyme does get very busy, especially from Easter - October and all weekends. On top of the venues below there are a lot of other places we are yet to try but if you have good feedback about anywhere else please let us know so we can add to the list.
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.
NEW !! DOTTIE KITCHEN AT THE MARINE THEATRE - 10% DISCOUNT FOR OUR GUESTS!
Dottie Kitchen is our food business, located in the Marine Theatre Bar, with its own balcony offering stunning sea views. Open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and with pop-up events on evenings and weekends, Dottie offers tasty, healthy food – wraps and salads, our home-made falafels, spicy chicken, haloumi, juices, smoothies, tea, coffee, sweet treats and lots more. All our guests receive 10% discount on food. Please check out our website : dottiekitchen.co.uk for more information and updates on events.
14-15 Monmouth Street - 01297 442123
Phaedra and her Italian husband who is the chef opened Italia in 2014 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.
1a Coombe Street - 01297 445189 - http://www.tierrakitchen.co.uk/
We have not yet eaten here but many of our guests have and they have been amazed by the food here, so we will be eating here soon! 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 PILOT BOAT INN
Open for food and drink all year round, and especially good for an evening meal if you arrive late, as they serve food up to 9pm, and sometimes later. The Pilot Boat offers exceptionally good pub grub, combined with more contemporary offerings such as their Moules and Prosecco nights. They often have live music, comedy nights and various other events in their rear bar. You’ll find them at the bottom of town near the traffic lights
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 Beach Beer Garden. They 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 there early. Many locals eat and drink here and the feedback from our guests has always been good. You can eat in the lively bar area, or in the more peaceful restaurant side of the pub. 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, live music, TVs showing show sport and great ale. The only food they do is the occasional pizza. The view from their beer garden is spectacular. We really enjoy having a drink at the Nags Head especially on a Sunday afternoon when it is very busy.
Lyme Road, Uplyme - 01297 443136
There is a lovely 25 minute river walk up to 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.
Tucked away behind Marine Parade, is a tiny little restaurant, which makes excellent pizza. They also do take away from their wood-fired pizza oven, if you can’t get a table!
THE TOWN MILL BAKERY
14 Broad Street - 01297 445008 - http://townmillbakery.wordpress.com/
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 with 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. The bakery changed hands in February 2017, so do please give us any feedback should you visit 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.
LYME REGIS BREWERY
Mill Lane - 01297 444354 - http://www.townmillbrewery.com/
A lovely little micro-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 their bottled beers, so these are 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.