We’ve started to put together a list of some of the places that we love to eat at when we’re in Lyme… if you think we’ve made a mistake or missed anywhere fabulous then please do let us know so that we can make sure this page stays as useful and current as possible!

Probably worth mentioning┬áthat Lyme Regis tends to eat fairly early and that places do get booked up at the height of the season. If you wander in to town at 8 o’clock on a summer evening then you’ll probably be limited to an Indian (lovely though Lal Qilla is!).


29 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee or a cocktail! And yes, we’ve tried all of the above (not on the same day!)… we really love it at Swim – the food is great with plenty of adult and kid-friendly options… and the service is always friendly.

Booking recommended, but walk-ins also possible out of peak season: 01297 442668

Town Mill Bakery

3 Riverside Workshops, Coombe Street, DT7 3PY

Call to check opening times: 01297 444754

Great atmosphere and friendly service. It’s a working, open bakery serving freshly baked pastries, great coffee – with chefs on hand for made-to-order breakfast/brunch/lunch. Often quite a long queue for breakfasts so worth checking opening times and getting there early. Not possible to reserve.

Poco Pizza

29 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF

Reservations: 01297 598591

Fantastic sourdough pizza with creative toppings – cooked in wood-fired ovens. Eat in if you can… lovely views across Lyme Bay and pizza’s never quite the same out of the box at home! Reservations required (*sometimes up to a week in advance in high season so perhaps give them a call the week before your holiday?).

The Harbour Inn

23 Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF

Reservations: 01297 442299

Fish restaurant.
What to order: The crab sandwich and the cakes

“The crab sandwich is served in soft, thick-cut granary bread and is consistently fantastic. Homemade soups are also great, and the cakes are soft and gorgeous. This has always been more of a lunch than a dinner place for us…”

Mark Camillin: 22 Feb 2013


Lal Qilla

61 Broad St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF

Reservations: 01297 442505

Fantastic, fresh Indian. BYO booze.
Open: Every day from noon until 2pm, and 6pm-11:30pm
What to order: It’s all really very good!

We book a table at Lal Quilla almost every time we visit Lyme Regis… really fresh Indian food and friendly service. it’s a BYO which means it’s great value and you’re only paying shop prices for a bottle of your favourite wine too!


The Cobb Arms

Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT73JF

Reservations: 01297 443242

Family friendly pub and restaurant serving hearty pub food.
What to order: Whatever-you-fancy-and-chips!

The Cobb Arms, right down there amongst the boats, is a great place for a pint or some pub grub. Portions are a good size and the food is fresh and tasty.