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Summary

“Fabulous views over Lyme Regis Harbour” plus “consistently delicious, fresh, local seafood” and “always-helpful service” win this cliff-top venue comfortably the highest ratings this year amongst the upmarket group owned by influential chef-turned-restaurateur Mark Hix – who grew up nearby and regularly lunches here.

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Amazing views of Lyme Bay” (“especially if there’s a wild sea”) help set an upbeat tone at Mark Hix’s “beautiful” cliff-top venture, and “it feels like an occasion to dine here”. Nowadays renowned as one of the best restaurants in the south west, the place can seem “a touch self-absorbed”, or “expensive” but is “generally up-to-scratch,” and a typical report describes “a wide range of fresh, locally caught fish, well cooked and served up beautifully”. “I expected a lazy star name rip off, but came away thoroughly enjoying myself!”

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Such a beautiful setting looking over the harbour in this candlelit room” helps inspire many rapturous reviews for Mark Hix’s cliff-top venture, which at its best delivers “sparklingly fresh and simple fish and seafood”; and “a great choice of indigenous drinks (Dorset sparkling wine, local apple brandy)” too. Even some who say “it’s a great spot” fear “it has become a little complacent” however, and one or two reports were of “dull and un-special” cooking this year.

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The most awesome views” over Lyme Bay reward a trip to Mark Hix’s “beautifully located” cliff-top venture. “It’s not the cheapest”, but while to a few critics the fish and seafood is “a bit low on wow-factor”, to most who have made the pilgrimage it’s as “stunning” as the “beautiful location”.

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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6
45
Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JP
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-10 pm

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