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Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The architecture and position are unbeatable, and the fish is cooked simply, as it should be”, according to most reports on Mark Hix’s cliff-top venture, which has “great views over Lyme Bay”. It has by-and-large been above criticism in recent times, winning renown as some of “the best food on the Jurassic Coast”, but complainers were a little more in evidence this year (“another example of a restaurant trading mainly on its location…”, “magnificent views didn’t stop us feeling that we wouldn’t return…”)

Summary

£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.

“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.

Summary

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

“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!”

Summary

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

“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.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
Yes
6
45

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £16.00 £3.95 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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