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11 of the best places to eat in lyme regis

Discover the flavours of the Jurassic Coast by experiencing some of the best places to eat in Lyme Regis. From lobster and crab to steak and veggies, restaurants in Lyme Regis is a must-stop destination for food lovers.

With breath-taking beaches and prehistoric fossils, Lyme Regis is perfect for families, couples and loved ones. Lyme Regis boasts some of the best seafood in the UK, and many of the restaurants have a strong passion for locally sourced ingredients.

There are many places to eat in Lyme Regis. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a Sunday Lunch, there is something for you.

Are you wondering where to eat in Lyme Regis? Keep reading to see some of our favourites places to try…

If you want to see some of the best restaurants in Dorset, take a look at our Dorset food blog.

Romantic Restaurant Experiences

Lyme Regis is a hotspot for romantic breaks. The stunning scenery and the magical atmosphere is the perfect way to create lasting memories with your partner. What better way to top off your romantic getaway than a mouth-watering meal in a charming restaurant.

Get yourself dressed up, put your makeup on and enjoy an evening of fine dining on the Jurassic Coast.

Robin Wylde

Located in an old Lyme Regis pottery shop, Robin Wylde offers a set menu from locally sourced ingredients, taking you on a journey across the Jurassic Coast.

Changing throughout the seasons, Robin Wylde is a new discovery that has firmly established itself as one of the best restaurants in Lyme Regis.

The website advises booking in advance at the Robin Wylde to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times: Sat: 12:00 (Lunch); Wed – Sat: 18:00 (Dinner)
Location: 63aSilver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QE
Contact: 07308 079427;

The Millside

Located next to the River Lim, The Millside is a specialist seafood restaurant that offers a range of cuisines. Sourcing ingredients from all over Dorset, the menu changes depending on seasonal availability.

One of the highlights at The Millside is the Fruits de Mer Sharing Platter, perfect for couples.Forget about boundaries and get stuck in sharing some mouth-watering seafood from around the Jurassic Coast.

The Millside has something for most people. Taste your favourite seafood in the evening before heading home to one of these beach cottages.

Opening Times: Sun – Mon: 12:00 – 17:00; Tue – Sat: 12:00 – 20:30 (Only snacks available between 14:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday to Saturday)
Location: 1 Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU
Contact: 01297 445999;

Family-Friendly Places to Eat in Lyme Regis

After a long day of exploring Lyme Regis, take your whole family to one of these family-friendly restaurants. These places to eat in Lyme Regis are the perfect choice to keep the kids entertained while you put your feet up and relax.

Next to Lyme Regis beach, the Marine Parade is ideal for a hearty meal. Many of the restaurants along the front are perfect for families. So, treat yourself to a delicious home-cooked meal in one of these family-friendly Lyme Regis restaurants.

Harbour Inn

The Harbour Inn is a family restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating. Whether you are visiting in the summer months or winter, The Harbour Inn caters to families of all sizes.

The menu is suitable for most with its selection of British pub classics. The nutritious meals are a perfect way to rejuvenate after a day of running around with the kids.

Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 21:00 (Food: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 14:30; 17:00 – 20:30)
Location: 23 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF
Contact: 01297 442299;

Poco Pizza

Pizza is one thing that most children love. Poco Pizza has a range of authentic wood-fired pizzas perfect for the whole family. Choose your favourites and let everyone get hands-on along the Lyme Regis coast.

No matter what you are looking for, if you and the family love pizza, Poco is the place for you.

Opening Times: Tue – Sat: 17:30 – 21:00
Location: 18 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF
Contact: 01297 598591

Pub Grub

Sometimes after a long day, all you want to do is sit back and relax in the local pub. We cannot agree more. Cosy up next to the wood fire, get a pint of the local ale and enjoy some pub grub from one of these Lyme Regis places to eat.

The local Lyme Regis pubs are full of atmosphere and history. They are the perfect spot to unwind after a day of hiking and adventuring around the Jurassic Coast.

The Volunteer Inn

With a strong focus on local produce, The Volunteer Inn is a unique pub full of atmosphere. The traditional wooden interior takes you on a journey through time to the West country of old.

Boasting a menu of traditional pub grub, The Volunteer Inn is a must-visit place to eat in Lyme Regis if you want to gain an insight into local history.

Throughout the week, the pub offers British classics such as fish and chips and shepherds pie. On Sunday, the menu is a choice of traditional Sunday roast meats.

Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 23:00 (Food: Wed – Sun*: 12:00 – 14:30; 18:00 – 20:30)
Location: 31 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QE
Contact: 01297 442214
*The restaurant is only open on Sunday for the lunch menu.

The Royal Standard

Located next to the famous Cobb, The Royal Standard is a 400-year-old pub on the stunning seafront. The pub is perfect for families, couples or a group of mates.

With a blend of Dorset and Greek cuisine, the menu is a combination of international flavours. From fresh, local seafood to homemade lamb koftas, The Royal Standard has something for everyone.

The menu also has several delicious bites available on the children’s menu.

Opening Times: 11:00 – 23:00 (Food: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 21:00)
Location: 25 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF
Contact: 01297 442637;


When it comes to delicious food, meat-eaters shouldn’t have all the fun. Most places to eat in Lyme Regis offer a selection of delicious vegetarian and vegan options. However, Tierra Kitchen dedicates its meals to vegetarian and vegan diners.

Tierra Kitchen

Tierra Kitchen boasts a menu of home-cooked meals dedicated to vegetarians and vegans. They offer a delivery service and are now welcoming diners into their restaurant. The meals are prepared daily and are locally sourced where possible.

If you love what you have at Tierra Kitchen, they have two cookbooks and recipes on their website to start cooking at home. The menu has several dishes from around the world and is a perfect stop for vegetarians and vegans.

Plus, adjoining the cafe is a little shop where you can take your favourite meals with you.

Opening Times: Tue – Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: 1A Coombe St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PY
Contact: 01297 445189;


The Jurassic Coast is famous for its seafood. With oysters, lobster, crab and fish on the menu, it is a seafood paradise.

After a day of exploration, there is no better way than sitting back in one of these Lyme Regis restaurants and tucking into some local seafood.

The Oyster and Fish House

If you are a foodie and are looking for a picture-perfect menu, The Oyster and Fish House is for you. The menu changes throughout the day and depends on the morning catch from the Lyme Bay reserve fishermen.

Located just back from the marina, the Oyster and Fish House has an eye-catching view over the water. The friendly staff and delicious food make this restaurant one of the best places to eat in Lyme Regis.

Opening Times: Tue – Sat: 12:00 – 21:00; Sun: 12:00 – 15:00
Location: Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis DT7 3JP
Contact: 01297 446910;


Opening in December 2020, Tom’s seafood restaurant offers a selection of simple dishes cooked to perfection. They take a range of British classics and add a creative twist from the Jurassic Coast.

As with most restaurants in Lyme Regis, Tom’s uses fresh local produce. Therefore, using only the freshest seafood, the menu changes daily.

Tom’s restaurant offers dinner menus, lunch menus and children’s menus, so you can be sure there is something for you.

Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 21:00
Location: Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JQ
Contact: 01297 816018;

Sunday Lunch

There aren’t many meals more British than the Sunday roast. After a long week of working, sitting down with a Sunday roast is the perfect way to fill up.

Whether you are a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, there is a range of Sunday Lunch options in Lyme Regis for you. Take a day off and tuck into Sunday dinners from one of these local places to eat in Lyme Regis.

The Whole Hog

Admittedly, The Whole Hog is not a sit-down dining experience. However, if looking for something delicious before heading off, the “Whole in the wall” service is a must-try.

The Whole Hog serves a mouth-watering selection of hog roasts, jackfruit roasts and mouth-watering sweet doughnuts. You can be sure to find a filling meal from The Whole Hog.

Take an early night and relax in your Seaview cottage with a delicious pork bun followed by an indulgent chocolate doughnut. One of the best ways to relax after a long day.

Opening Times: Mon – Tue: 07:00 – 14:30; Thur – Sun: 07:00 – 14:30
Location: 6a Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QD

The George Inn

Located a short ten-minute drive from Lyme Regis, The George Inn is a welcoming stop for your Sunday roast. The choices of meats change weekly and come with all the trimmings.

The George Inn is a beautiful thatched roof pub that offers an insight into local traditions and history. Throughout the summer months, take a seat in the bright beer garden, or tuck up indoors next to the crackling fire to keep warm throughout the winter.

Whether you want to try some local ales or a mouth-watering Sunday lunch, The George Inn has something for everyone.

Opening Times: Mon: 12:00 – 22:00; Tue: 17:00 – 22:00; Wed: 12:00 – 22:00; Thur – Sat: 12:00 – 22:30; Sun: 12:00 – 17:00
Location: Main St, Chideock, Bridport DT6 6JD
Contact: 01297 489419

With a selection of local food and drinks, there are many places to eat in Lyme Regis. Book a stay in one of these Lyme Regis cottages and start planning your food holiday along the Jurassic Coast.