The Lyme Bay Cafe

Welcome to the Lyme Bay Cafe & Bar, Lyme Regis

Coastal elegance, culinary delights. where every bite Is a taste of seaside bliss in Lyme Regis.

Overlooking the bay

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 through our floor-to-ceiling windows.

Locally Sourced

From the produce that we use to the people we employ… local is something that we strive to use in all aspects of the business. With the ever-growing food scene 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.

Our Menus

Our Opening Times

General Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday:
9am – 10pm

Friday & Saturday:
9am – 11pm

9am – 9pm

Kitchen Service Times:

Breakfast served 7 days a week:
9am – 11am

Lunch served 7 days a week:
12pm – 4pm

Dinner served Monday – Saturday
5pm – 9pm

BBQ on The Terrace Sunday 5pm to 8pm (weather permitting)

Cocktail Bar:

Friday & Saturday
5pm – 10pm


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Everyone Welcome

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.

Fresh From The Sea

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. 


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.

Weddings and Celebrations

With outstanding panoramic views from our covered terrace, we offer the most idyllic venue to celebrate the most important day of your lives.

Head Downstairs...

Open every Friday & Saturday from 5 – 11pm, visit ‘Downstairs’ our intimate cocktail venue.


Free Event: Live Distillation and Tasting Masterclass

On Wednesday 20th March at 7pm This is a free ticketed event. To book or enquire, please speak to a member of staff. You can also book via our website or resdiary, or simply by calling us on 01297444700.

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Most Scenic Cafe & Bar – South West England

We are proud to announce whe have won a Global Excellence Award from LUXLife magazine as Most Scenic Cafe & Bar in the South West. United Kingdom, 2024 – LUXlife showcases the winners of this year’s LUX Global Excellence Awards. Now in its seventh year, the LUX Global Excellence Awards

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