Welcome to The Lyme Bay, Lyme Regis

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The Lyme Bay Café & Bar has superb panoramic views looking out over the bay, with views down to the Cobb Harbour and along the world-famous Jurassic coastline.

Come and relax on our sun-drenched terrace or enjoy the breath-taking sea views from inside the stylish Café interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and décor. Inside is tastefully decorated using as much upcycled materials as possible and the walls are adorned with artwork all by the same artist who just so happens to be the father of one of the owners.  




DT7 3QA 

T: 01297 444 700 

E: hello@thelymebay.co.uk 


We are a very local focused business from the produce that we use and the people we employ… local is something that we strive to use in all aspects of the business. With the ever-growing food scene that is happening in Lyme Regis we pride ourselves on our relaxed service and happy team which we hope transcends to our customers dining experience. Our menus are small to concentrate on quality, but we change them regularly to adapt to the seasonal changes of our fresh ingredients.



Lyme suffered a severe economic decline in the eighteenth century, but it was rescued from obscurity by its increasing popularity as a genteel watering place by the Georgians & Victorians. The courtesan Harriette Wilson described it as “a sort of Brighton in miniature, all bustle and confusion, assembly rooms, donkey riding, raffling…”. It was during this period that the cabinet maker’s daughter Mary Anning became celebrated for her discoveries of fossils in the cliffs and beaches of the Heritage or Jurassic Coast now a World Heritage site. The Cobb is featured in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Persuasion’ and also in the book ‘The French Lieutenants Woman’ this historic harbour wall will forever be a place for a romantic evening stroll.

The Lyme Bay – Where we are!


The Lyme Bay serves up a feast of locally sourced fresh food & drinks. We are extremely fortunate to have a wealth of artisan food and drink producers in Dorset and the South West. We are keen to champion these producers who strive to produce the highest quality produce available.  


Food and drink brings people together to share experiences and build friendships, good food and good friends simply make life better. We strive to make everyone visiting The Lyme Bay feel warmly welcomed, be they two legged or four, with our unique atmosphere and amazing views over the bay.


As we move into the summer months we unfortunately find that the staffing issues in our industry have worsened over the last 12 months instead of improving.


For this reason we are being forced to limit our offering to streamline our service and enable us to keep our kitchen open whilst protecting our teams mental health and allowing them time to be with their families during what will most definitely be a another very challenging summer season here in Lyme Regis.  


We have streamlined our breakfast menu to keep the favourites but have reduced it to enable one person to be able to carry that service on their own.


Our lunch menu has been reduced but there will still be specials and we will run this menu on Friday and Saturday till 7pm to enable an early dinner service.


We have been forced to stop our Mussel and Street Food nights for the foreseeable but will endeavour to get these up and running for the winter months


We will unfortunately not be taking any bookings for the foreseeable to give us an opportunity to take control of the situation easier as we are also still dealing with covid isolation within the workplace.


Our bar will still be serving great beers wines and cocktails and we will be incorporating many more cocktails so please watch this space.


We apologise to our local customers in regards to the decisions we are making, but with a lack of kitchen team means a lack of skills to produce the fantastic evening food we have been serving over the last 8 months and we hope to revert back to a regular dinner service once we find suitable candidates to fill the vacant positions.


We will open up more as we move closer to the warmer months but the service times will remain the same for the summer months as we do not see this staffing crisis getting any better so we need to take a different approach.



Our new service times are below...



Monday to Wednesday:

9.00am – 3.00pm

Thursday to Saturday:

9.00am – 10.00pm


9.00am – 4.00pm


Monday - Wednesday:

Breakfast Menu 9am – 11am

All Day Menu 12pm – 3pm

Thursday - Saturday:

Breakfast Menu 9am – 11am

All Day Menu 12pm – 8pm 


Breakfast Menu 9am – 11am

Lunch 12pm – 4pm


Monday - Wednesday:

9am – 5pm

Thursday - Saturday:

9am – 10pm


9am – 6pm

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The Lyme Bay – Café & Bar 

8-10 Bridge St 

Lyme Regis 


DT7 3QA