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Tom's Lyme Regis

4.6
4.6
176 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood

Premium seafood restaurant on the sea front in Lyme Regis. Focusing on both local and sustainable produce served alongside a thoughtfully paired wine list.

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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01297 816018

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

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What 176 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dorset

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. GS

    GaryS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food well presented nice and attentive staff. Good sea front restaurant

  2. JE

    JERRYW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    The food was good but grossly over priced. We ate a meal in Beer at the Dophin Inn the night before which was just as good but around half the price. They really need to lower their prices.

  3. LN

    LindaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A great dining experience. Good menu and wine list. Very friendly staff. Service was very efficient. The oysters are to particularly recommended

  4. JT

    JaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tom’s is an amazing fish restaurant. The staff were very attentive. I had beetroot with a goats curd purée figs & walnuts to start which was delicious followed by monkfish and the most tasty cinnamon ice cream. The restaurant is in a great position on the seafront with views of the cob and the bay. Tom and his family source their ingredients locally which is an added reason for choosing to eat at Tom’s.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time a Tom's from start to finish. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent very tasty. Would 100% recommend

  6. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, great location and food was amazing.

  7. MC

    MargaretC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great evening. Watching Tom, at the counter at the back of the restaurant, himself doing the final preparation of each dish before it was taken to the diner's table, was an education in itself. He told us that it's his first restaurant and only opened in July. We congratulated him warmly. The staff were all knowledgeable and friendly, the wine list excellent, and all the food scrumptious!

  8. JC

    JoChamps

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening to celebrate my 60th birthday. Staff very attentive. Food fabulous. And a wonderful surprise of a happy birthday wish on a plate with ‘to die for’ chocolate brownies. Thank you all

  9. CL

    CaroLondon

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Disappointing overall. Service got off to a bad start with wait for drinks and had to ask for water several times. Beetroot starter and scallops both very good, though husband thought his plaice was over cooked. Bill 50% more than Antonio’s, where service was very charming and food also good.

  10. LL

    LouiseL

    Devon

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent location, food delicious especially the monkfish and John Dory.

  11. MG

    MariaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and wonderful service . Situated on the sea front with beautiful view.

  12. MK

    MartinK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very special evening meal watching the sun goes down after spreading our brother’s ashes at sea. Staff welcoming and helpful and food delicious.

  13. CB

    CatherineB

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and service - it was a hot day and the restaurant full. The kitchen and waitresses were working as a team and they were all working hard to deliver a top quality experience which they achieved. Very impressed.

  14. SP

    SamanthaP

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Location great, right on the sea front. Food good and cocktails great.

  15. KA

    KARENS

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. The crab Crockett was delicious. Very enjoyable evening over looking the sea.

  16. BR

    BobR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The restaurant was very busy which can't be viewed as a criticism. Our food was delivered to our table promptly. My steak was cooked just as it should have been with excellent hand cut chips alongside together with a rich, creamy sauce. My only criticism would have to be the constant chatter & giggling between waitresses when not serving.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Booked as a birthday but no mention of this from staff or offer of anything different for the occasion. Apart from this oversight the service was attentive, polite and efficient. The food was without doubt the highlight and matching the reputation and price point of Tom’s. My only real complaint would be the sheer volume of flies buzzing around the restaurant. The token UV insect lamp sat on a shelf clearly not making any difference.

  18. K

    Kristof

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place to eat in Lyme Regis. Best food, with a table on the seaside.

  19. AC

    AnnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great wine, great view and great cheese sommelier 😉

  20. MW

    MalcolmW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent lunch out sat by the sea - good food and service would certainly go back for more

  21. F

    Foodie5

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location with lovely sea view. Very relaxed ambience and very friendly service. Excellent food, particularly the creamy oysters from Poole and local Lobster. Delicious!

  22. CC

    ClaudiaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Finally had my first experience of 'surf'n'turf' (the family shared two) - felt assured by short, simple menu we were in a place where it would be done well and I was right. Tasty lobster and tender meat. Lovely staff iand ambience in a great location right by the beach - a good place if you want to splash out on a treat, but family friendly too if bringing the kids.

  23. AH

    AbigailH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hi we had a regally delicious meal. The lobster was amazing as were the scallops. The staff friendly and helpful. Great spot and really enjoyed the wine and flat white!

  24. P

    Paul

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service very friendly staff. Meal was good quality and very enjoyable.

  25. N

    Nuke

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Third time we have been to Tom’s. Unfortunately this time was a little disappointing. Found the food to be overpriced (beetroot starter and lobster main) for what we got. Don’t get me wrong the cod main and chips were delicious and the staff all seem very nice and friendly. We pointed out how much we enjoyed our first cocktails to the gentleman who had made them, however after this someone else made our next ones and they tasted very different. They were still nice but not quite the same. We probably won’t be returning and perhaps should have said something about our disappointment at the time. I suppose we didn’t because it wasn’t quite a complaint but more just not up to the standard we had come to expect. We would possibly recommend to a friend as our experiences have been varied.

  26. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was one of a few recommended by our Hotel we stayed in locally. Toms was excellent for the food and attentive service. Recommended but book ahead.

  27. s

    sallyb

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Menu is pretty high priced for what you get - food is good quality and well presented though

  28. BB

    BooBea

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. We enjoyed our dinner and would definitely go again.

  29. EM

    EvelynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, fresh local food served in a beautiful location. All of staff were wonderful and friendly, the ambience was relaxed yet professional. Well done to all team and we will see you again soon.

  30. MA

    MARKA

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    We have visited this establishment before and have always been impressed with the standard of food served. However, last night we visited with friends who live in Lyme Regis, the owner/patron was not present that night and the quality of food was sub standard. Three of us ordered the beetroot and curd starter, the beetroot comprised of 3 small discs and was hard to chew with a runny pink curd which was very unappetising and bland. At first I thought this was the chefs amuse bouche! The crab croqueta was very tasty. The Lobster Cafe de Paris was dry and overcooked and was overpowered by the flavour of the paprika, the tail would not release from the shell. The two servings of breaded fish were over cooked and the fish was dried out. The chips were not up to the usual standard and were not piping hot and the tartar sauce was liquid and tasted more like a béarnaise sauce. The service was attentive and professional. On the whole a thoroughly disappointing meal, we would think twice before returning.

  31. e

    emmaw

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate an incredible fish board at an outside table overlooking the beach. The staff were brilliant and were really proactive about helping with gluten free options. Really recommend!

  32. J

    Jaymc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous seafood at a beach front restaurant. Would definitely recommend

  33. DA

    DawnA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing - forgot about our drinks order but not a major issue.

  34. K

    Katymcb

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome lunch at Tom’s. fantastic setting, really friendly service and the food was delicious.

  35. CR

    ChristinaR

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic setting and service- needed to know fish wouldn’t be filleted!

  36. TC

    TimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited for lunch. Very welcoming and helpful staff, complimentary water and fresh bread rolls when we sat down, nice touch. Great food, we had 4 main courses - half a lobster, monkfish, sole and ribeye steak, all excellent, perfect execution. Desserts also fab, especially plum clafoutis. Highly recommended if your budget stretches to this, it's definitely worth it.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely restaurant, the view is so nice overlooking the seafront. Staff were all so friendly and the food was delicious. The crab starter was the best thing on the menu, so good! Mains were great but have to say they were probably £10 too expensive. £35 for a small fish main is a LOT of money. It was a lovely meal, and I’d definitely recommend going to Tom’s, but I do think their mains pricing needs to be looked at.

  38. P

    Perspicacitygourmandiser

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very lovely food and friendly staff

  39. AN

    ANiMade

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had the shared seafood platter. The quality and presentation were top notch and the service excellent. Highly recommend

  40. VG

    ValerieG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delicious meal, thank you Tom and your team! A wonderful vibe and ambience with a gorgeous setting overlooking Lyme Regis bay. If you like seasonal fresh fish, deliciously prepared, this is the restaurant for you. I can't wait to come back!

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Tom's Lyme Regis is rated 4.6 stars by 176 OpenTable diners

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Tom's Lyme Regis

Marine Parade Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JQ

  • Area

    Lyme Regis

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Entertainment

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