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Enjoy a taste of the southern coast with some of the best restaurants in Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis is home to an abundance of fantastic eateries and cafés.

From celebrity chefs to quaint bars, you can be sure to find your ideal spot to sit down and enjoy some beautiful food and drink.

If you’re looking for fish and chips whilst enjoying a day at the beach or a meal at an elegant restaurant Lyme Regis has the lot!

 Tummy rumbling? Find out the best places to eat in Lyme Regis below…

Restaurants in Lyme Regis

1. Hix Oyster & Fish House

Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JP – 01297 446 910

Hogging prime position overlooking Lyme Bay, this is one of the finest locations to tuck into Britain’s best seafood.

From prawns and oysters to crab and cockles, almost everything served fresh, from the ocean in front of you.

Celeb chef Mark Hix keeps his style simple and elegant, leaving the quality of the local ingredients to do the talking.

Because of these delicious local ingredients, the menu changes multiple times a day.

But you can usually enjoy a range of seafood all year round.

Keep an eye out for the local Brownsea Island oysters. Or, if you really want to indulge, the whole Lyme Bay lobster with garlic scapes and chips is a great choice.

Opening Times:

Monday: 12:00 – 21:00
Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 21:15
Sunday: 12:00 – 15:15

2. The Millside Restaurant

1 Mill Ln, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU – 01297 445 999


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Situated just beside the River Lym and the historic Town Mill, this is an atmospheric setting away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront.

Serving delectable dishes of local provenance, you can expect Lyme Bay fish, Somerset cheeses and organic produce that hasn’t travelled far to reach your plate.

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 20:00

3. The Lyme Bay Café & Bar

8-10 Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA – 01297 444 700

The Lyme Bay has a superb panoramic view over the bay. With picturesque views down to the Cobb Harbour and along the world-famous Jurassic coastline.

The Lyme Bay is the perfect setting to chill out, relax and experience the simple yet innovative menus in the company of the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Visit in the morning too for a hearty breakfast with a view. To find out more, read: Must Try Places for Breakfast in Lyme Regis.

Opening Times:

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 – 11:00 & 12:00 – 15:00
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 & 12:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 11:00 & 12:00 – 16:00

4. Harbour Inn

23 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF – 01297 442 299

Bang on the beach overlooking the Cobb and Lyme Bay, where you can look out over the bay as you sip wine and eat delicious food.

Spend the day wandering the quiet streets of Lyme Regis, followed by a hearty meal at the Harbour Inn.

They have a range of menus to suit adults and children. Plus, there is a special Sunday lunch menu; highlighting local ingredients and roast dinners.

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

5. Herbie’s Dino Bar

Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF

A bit of a local secret, this seafront kiosk dishes up some of the best fish and chips in town.

It’s excellent value and serves fish such as whiting, ling and Pollock. All ready to be scoffed with a glorious view of the bay.

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00

6. The Pilot Boat

1 Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Sat at the edge of the beach, in the beautiful and historic coastal town of Lyme Regis, The Pilot Boat has just relaunched following a nine-month project by Palmers Brewery.

If you are looking for a place to eat in Lyme Regis, The Pilot Boat serves family classics from fresh local ingredients.

The Monkfish and Prawn, lime and coconut stew sounds like the perfect way to re-energise after a long day of exploring Dorset.

Or, if you don’t eat meat, the pasta caponata is a mouth-watering blend of aubergine, celery and capers in a rich tomato sauce.

It is a great place to try with the whole family.

Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 21:00
Friday – Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00


Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JH – 01297 442 668


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SWIM has one of the best locations in Lyme Regis. It is the not-so-little cafe bar by the sea, overlooking the stunning bay.

But, not only do you get some of the most dramatic views over the Jurassic Coast. You can find delicious food, crafted cocktails and craftier beer.

It is a stunning location at the end of the day to sit back and watch the quiet beach as it begins to empty.

On summer days, the panoramic patio doors are left open, so you can still enjoy the charming atmosphere. It really is a fantastic place to eat in Lyme Regis. SWIM also features on our blog 13 of The Best Places for Fish and Chips in Lyme Regis with its delicious seafood.

Opening Times:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 23:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 16:00

8. The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms

4a, 5/6 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QD – 01297 442 459

For hearty breakfasts and cream teas you can’t beat this local gem on Broad Street.

Here freshly baked scones come piled high with homemade jam and West Country cream.

It is definitely a restaurant in Lyme Regis to try if you are travelling with children.

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00

The variety of places for food and drink in Lyme Regis means you might not have enough time to try everywhere! 

But choosing a couple of these fantastic restaurants in Lyme Regis is sure to leave your stomachs full after a long day of exploring.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal, or a quiet drink with friends, there is something for everyone in Lyme Regis. Discover a host of excursions with our blog:  “7 Impressive National Trust places near Lyme Regis”.

Check out these places to eat in Devon if you want to see more great places to eat close by.