Eating Out in Lyme Regis

Published: 2021-06-29




Poco Pizza – This is our restaurant. We have always loved Italy and had a passion for Italian food, and Poco was one of our favourite restaurants in Lyme Regis so when the chance came up to run it, we couldm't refuse. We may be biased but we think that this is the best pizza we’ve eaten outside Italy. Authentic ingredients cooked in the wood fired oven until the edges are charred just as they should be – no soggy bottoms here. Poco also has a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the beach for the ultimate relaxed dining experience. Book online or ask us. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening as well as Saturday lunchtime. NB. - currently there is an Early Bird Special Deal midweek - check the website or social media for more details.

Lilac Wine Bar and Eatery – showcasing the skill of renowned local chef Harriet Mansell, Lilac serves beautiful small plates of seasonal, foraged ingredients. A carefully curated collection of wines, spirits and beers are all low intervention with many wines available by the glass. A beautiful venue with food to match. Open Wednesday to Saturday evenings.

The Pop Up Kitchen – an exciting venue that allows up and coming chefs to sell their wares without committing to a restaurant set up and gives you the chance to try different food every day. From coffee and cake in the mornings to fuel your walks to full feasts courtesy of renowned local chefs. Click through to the website to see the full line up.

Strawberry Tree – Spanish Tapas served in a lovely corner of the Mill complex. Expect authentic dishes served up with superb wines. Call to book – 01297 445757. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Sundays evening only.

Tom’s – an AA Rosette restuarant with a  strong focus on local and seasonal produce. Tom’s serves a predominantly seafood menu in a newly refurbished venue on the seafront. Outside dining is available too. Open Wednesday to Saturday.

Millside – a friendly little restaurant by the river serving fresh seasonal ingredients with a strong bias to fish dishes. There’s a pretty outdoor terrace for sunny days. Open  Monday, Tuesday and Friday

The Oyster and Fish House – Mark Hix adds his sparkle to this fish restaurant with the best views in town. There’s an outdoor terrace which is fabulous in good weather. Open Tuesday to Saturday plus Sunday lunch.



Red Panda – delicious fresh asian salad boxes and bao buns to take away. Nathalie ferments her own kimchi if you’d like to give your salad some extra punch.

The Whole Hog – the whole of Lyme Regis was on tenterhooks as a planning issue delayed the reopening of The Whole Hog – thankfully, we are all happy again as our thirst for the juiciest hog roast with the crispiest crackling can be slated. Great coffee too. At the bottom of the high street - takeaway.

The Creperie – at the bottom of the high street you can enjoy freshly made crepes with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings including a traditional buckwheat galette - takeaway

The Lyme Bay – with a lovely terrace overlooking the sea, The Lyme Bay is a casual cafe – bar that serves locally sourced hearty dishes. Best way to book is to phone – 01297 444700


Swim –  A cocktail bar by the beach that serves casual food. A varied menu that ensures something for all tastes. Right on the sea front so great for people watching too. Best way to book is via their Facebook page

The Volunteer Inn. Traditional pub on the high street with pub classics at lunchtime. Very popular.

The Lyme Regis Brewery is our local artisan brewery in the Town Mill square. Grab a beer or cider and enjoy catching up with friends in the square European style or hunker down in one of the intimate cosy corners inside.



River Cottage – the epitome of focus on provenance. New this summer is a casual dining space at the top of the farm with glorious veiws over the valley.

The Hive Beach Café – A 20 minute drive away in Burton Bradstock. Provenance is key and dishes are simple and modern. Sister restaurant The Clubhouse in West Bexington serves more elevated fare. Book The Clubhouse online – no booking for The Hive Beach – take your chances and queue!

Brassica – A lovely family run restaurant with the classic pairing of chef and interior designer. Seasonal ingredients and artistic flair combined at great value for the quality. Beaminster is a pretty little town, worth a drive out.



The Anchor at Seatown – around 15 mins drive away (or a stunning 3 hour walk) is this classic pub in a glorious location serving exciting twists on pub favourites. The Anchor has been awarded VisitEngland pub of the year so expect it to be busy. Seating is nearly all outdoors, overlooking the beach and on a first come first served basis.

The Tytherleigh Arms, Chardstock – around 20 mins drive away, this high end pub serves contemporary meals accompanied by a terrific wine list. Thursday to Sunday dinner

The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood – (phone booking only)  15 minutes drive away is a friendly and cosy village pub serving traditional, hearty pub food. Sunday Roasts here are to die for – melting local rib of beef with perfectly cooked veg. 01404 881342



Fish and chips on the beach is the mainstay of any seaside stay – the smell of vinegar is just so tempting isn’t it? Our recommendation would be Herbies Fish Bar (just in front of the sailing club by the sandy beach). On a sunny day the queues can be long but you can enjoy them on the sand with the option of running to the shelters should the clouds open. Beware of the seagulls – they are masters of swooping and stealing your supper.

And to follow your chips, an ice cream by the beach is an absolute must when visiting the seaside. Thankfully we have an amazing ice cream producer locally – Baboo Gelato. Handmade ice-cream in delicious flavours to savour on the beach. They also make our Toast and Marmalade breakfast special for us.