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Tom's Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Tom's Lyme Regis

4.6
4.6
341 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01297 816018

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We create bespoke experiences for private events to suit your every need.To discuss private hire please email bookings@tomslymeregis.com

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Dorset

    Best Overall

  • Dorset

    Best Food

  • Dorset

    Best Service

  • Dorset

    Best Ambience

  • Dorset

    Fit for Foodies

  • Dorset

    Healthy

  • Dorset

    Hot Spot

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dorset

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dorset

    Scenic View

  • Dorset

    Special Occasions

  • Dorset

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  1. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Loved the oysters they were amazing so was my surf and turf. Wife loved the scallops to much breadcrumbs but the fish was lovely. House Red was really good. All the staff are brilliant . Well done Tom.

  2. CL

    CaroLa

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, lovely food. Nothing was too much trouble. I had a broken arm so they served my lobster out of its shell to make it easier for me to eat. They were also super flexible about our timing when I got caught up at a hospital appointment.

  3. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food, very good service, and a nice relaxing atmosphere with great views. Would go again when returning to area.

  4. BW

    BarbaraW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, very friendly service - amazing view Nothing to fault.

  5. J

    John

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Seated quickly, attention staff, good starters but both main courses of fish were a let down! Both fish dishes were devoid of flavour! Same as other so called fresh fish restaurants in Lyme. Next stop Spain, Portugal or Cyprus where the fish tastes amazing!

  6. b

    barryocallaghan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, knowledgable enthusiastic staff, great seafood, banging flavour, beautiful views. Yes to Toms.

  7. JF

    JanF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, cooked well and served by warm, professional team members. Ambience was very good. Will definitely return next time we're in Lyme.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    This is great to hear thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you next time your in Lyme Regis.

  8. T

    Tracy

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food if a bit pricey- we had scallops followed by the cod & the half lobster. Service was very attentive when we arrived but became less so after our order was taken. Nice to have the sea view from many of the tables.

  9. LT

    LynT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service as always …love this restaurant.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

  10. TJ

    TracyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, fab location, excellent staff, highly recommended

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review, we really do have an amazing team who deliver great food and service! We hope to welcome you again soon.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met all expectations of a wonderful evening. Service with a smile and outstanding food.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, he hope to see you again soon!

  12. CJ

    CliffJ

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with great service and in a nice atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you so much we hope to welcome you again!

  13. B

    Baza

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    My wife and I thought the service and welcome was really good and everyone around us looked like they were having a good time. We do enjoy eating at a busy friendly local restaurant Unfortunately I think the chef must have been on a break when our pan fried cod was being cooked as it was probably the most tasteless and very under cooked fish we have eaten. The skin was soggy and more importantly it hadn’t been seasoned at all. In fact none of the dish was. This is a classic mistake in a busy kitchen where the supervision of young inexperienced cooks is missed even momentarily I’m sure this restaurant normally puts out lovely well cooked food and we were just unlucky I really wish them all the best as their menu was very well constructed and delivered correctly would have been lovely

  14. SC

    SueC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food - apart from the soggy broccoli. perhaps peas or salad would be better served with fish? just a thought, otherwise we would go again.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you enjoyed our service and food, our menus are ever evolving as we create them around seasonality and sustainability. we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

  15. F

    Foodieone

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Rather disappointed! Food not up to the standard we had hoped for - scallops swamped by mushy peas (sorry pea puree!) and the underside of the skate wing was so salty I couldn't eat it. Waitress not very knowledgeable about the wines or food.

  16. F

    Foodlove

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was even better than expected. Great wine list. Lovely service. Fab views of the sea. What more could you want?

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your kind review, we hope to welcome you again!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food , service , ambience ….. perfect !!!!

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we hope to see you again soon!

  18. LR

    LymeResident

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Living in Lyme this is the second time we have dined at Tom's. The first time was very good. This time the food was very good but the service was 'distracted' despite the fact that there appeared to be sufficient staff.

  19. C

    Carrie

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was good and staff were excellent. Will definitely return.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you again.

  20. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant, good menu, great views and fantastic, attentive staff.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you so much for your very kind review, we really pride ourselves on our service and great food so we are really happy you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal of scallops to start and Streak for main, both perfectly cooked with sides and sauces tasteful accompaniments!

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank. you for your kind review, we hope to see you again in the future.

  22. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A lively restaurant with good service and well prepared fish. Tables quite close together.

  23. f

    freerange

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious fresh fish as to be expected and the pudding shared by all three of us was a crowning glory!

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look hope to welcome you again soon.

  24. NG

    NickiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tom's was recommended to us by our Airbnb host. He wasn't wrong! The food was just delicious and the service friendly but not overwhelming.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 9 June 2022

    Thank you so much, we hope to see you again next time your in Lyme Regis!

  25. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant in a fabulous location. Food and wine was really good and excellent value for money.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you very much, we hope to see you again soon.

  26. JB

    JacquiB

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. Wine was good too and everything seems good value for such good quality.

  27. JR

    JulieR

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Unfortunately the experience was marred by two spillages over our guest. Neither were properly acknowledged or dealt with. However the service was genial and the meal was very nice. The scallops were particularly enjoyed and the lobster was a good portion for the £60 price tag. Nice to see a price on a menu. Would have loved a vegan desert but the usual sorbet option was offered and declined. Must try harder to provide a vegan option. On the whole an amazing location for our meal which we thoroughly enjoyed except for the spillages.

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear that your experience was marred by spillages. This is very uncharacteristic of our service so we apologies again as we really pride ourselves on providing a great service to all our guests. We write a small menu which allows for no wasteage we can write a bespoke menu given notice on all dietary requirements. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We went since it was billed as the best restaurant in Lyme Regis by several foodie sites. And they were right. This is a hidden gem on the sea front. Forget the normal burger bars and fish and chip shops (which are great for fuel for the kids), this is in another league. The menu is tight - but covers most tastes. A couple of fish, ribeye beef and a vegetarian selection. We had the burrata (with consomme) and scallops. Both done really well - particularly the barrata. Mains were lobster and a rib eye with fries cooked in goose fat(?). The lobster was well buttered and the steak done the way I asked. Dessert was cheese (ok but not special) and a nice Clafoutis, which we had with a Toakai. The room is intimate with room for about 25 but there is an outdoors right on the esplanade - a bit too noisy for us. Total £150 for food and £70 for wine including tips. Well worth every penny. No, I have no connection with the restaurant. M

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you for your very kind words, this is wonderful to read. Our triple cooked chips made with lovers potatoes (steamed/blanched & refried) are cooked in British rapeseed oil, which give them the crisp coating and great flavour. We look hope to see you again soon.

  29. SR

    SophieRTW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated at the table we requested Attentive and friendly service without being overbearing Beautiful setting on Lyme Regis seafront Lovely menu, very much enjoyed our selections, fresh & delicious & seasonal Good value for money Tom’s didn’t disappoint for our anniversary dinner - thank you for the lovely touch with the chocolates & message in chocolate

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

  30. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, wine and ambiance, plus excellent service

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you for your kind comments!

  31. P

    darieleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing local produce, lovely staff with good advice and more than will to help. Would definitely recommend to any seafood lover. Not a big menu but everything is cooked perfectly and executed to perfection

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you for your kind words, we really pride ourselves on sourcing the best local produce and providing the best service, our team are very knowledgable about our menus, so this is really great to read. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  32. G

    Gmor

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, from a very happy, polite and knowledgeable team. Simple menu executed well, really liked being able to see the chef finishing the food in the restaurant. DELICIOUS!!

  33. J

    Judy

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food. We had scallops and turbot, both of which were delicious. A bit crowded , a bit noisy, and not cheap, but still worth every penny. Plus, great sea views.

  34. G

    Greekanna13

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food excellent, supercharged flavours, best scalllops ever, pared back menu, superb deserts..... Went back the next day for more !

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 7 June 2022

    Thank you for kind words, we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

  35. KD

    KiwiDee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    All members of front of house staff were excellent- professional, very accommodating, friendly, prompt. We enjoyed the starters particularly. The scallops were cooked to perfection. After a large portion of haddock for the main course none of us had room for dessert, but the complimentary chocolates were delectable. Good wine menu. NZ Sauvignon Blanc (Allan Scott) served suitably chilled and glasses were regularly topped up. Recommend this restaurant and hope to visit again when next in Lyme Regis.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food & service. Fantastic location

  37. DR

    DenbyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Well prepared food and great service, we felt well looked after

  38. DJ

    DeborahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food , friendly efficient service , great views . Perfect evening , we’ll be back .

    Tom's Lyme RegisResponded on 27 May 2022

    Thank you very much, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  39. E

    Ewwo

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, well cooked and with friendly service.

  40. TW

    ThomasW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food definitely not up to the standard of the ambience or views sadly with the menu reading much better than the food forward. Young server very helpful but bossy female instructor rude to him.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tom's Lyme Regis is rated 4.6 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Google Map for Tom's Lyme Regis

Marine Parade Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Lyme Regis

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Phone number

    01297 816018

  • Private party facilities

    We create bespoke experiences for private events to suit your every need.To discuss private hire please email bookings@tomslymeregis.com

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