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Courtyard Cafe

Mill lane | The Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU, England
+44 1297 445757
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“cake” (13 reviews)
“fritters” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill lane | The Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stoped off for lunch at this lovely little cafe, with babies and dogs in tow. Excellent range of vegan options on the main menu and specials board. My choice was no longer available but there were plenty of others to chooses from. They also...More

Thank mrandmrsmash
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ya :) thank you for your lovely sunny review please do come again soon :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

They ignored my wife when she asked a question about their scones then really slow customer service. When we finally got served we were told there was not enough scones left for our requirements and no apology or resolution was offered. A bit of confusion...More

Thank Holmlea
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, I am sorry about your bad customer service and lack of scones. What a shame for you both and I do apologise for this lack in your visit. First I must address the over payment for your drink which was supposed to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place, may be back for lunch as menu sounds good. Very ethical and healthy options. Choice of Lovely indoor area or tables in courtyard in the sun.

Thank Nina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It happened to be the hottest day so far, albeit in April so the cafe was very, very busy. I had arranged to bring 17 people for lunch. Several dropped out so the numbers were fewer, and moreover some of our number were late! All...More

Thank PeterMartin186299
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we very much appreciate your custom and stars! :-) We would be very happy to host any gathering you may like to have in the future, we open for private use in the evenings with a minimum number of...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely staff (usually) and food but it was just too much trouble to cook a breakfast (on the menu and the reason for going in) at 10.15am. Only one other couple in at the time but the staff just looked at each other as a...More

Thank Stainerm
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hello, I am the owner and chef of the Courtyard Cafe. I am very sorry that you had such a negative response to your breakfast request. I have been on shift all this week and have no recollection of this incident, I am wondering when...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

A lovely little cafe, serving delicious and healthy food for both adults and children. Run by an extremely lovely lady, who allowed myself and my three children to have lunch even when I realised I didn't have my purse with me when I went to...More

Thank TRH
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. You are more than welcome and I do hope you come back without the stress of not having your purse! And that you are able to find dry things to do with your little children 🙂 All the very...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch of vegetable fritters with a fresh salad and delicious slaw. Service was friendly and the food arrived quickly. We would definitely return.

Thank NonesuchE
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Tiny place not the sandwich probably only big enough for a dozen or so but great for a sandwich and a very yummy coleslaw which seems to be the house special

Thank remember66
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We've just got back, (on the coldest day of the year so far), from a superb lunch at the Courtyard. We had homemade chilli con carne made with red wine, Ed's delicious homemade bread and a fabulous salad and homemade chocolate tiffin with probably the...More

Thank cakeymccakeface
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you so much for such a positive review, I am very glad you found this tiny little location and enjoyed the Courtyard Cafe. Please do recommend us to Rick Stein! he is one of my favourite celebrity chefs. I am glad you liked the...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

On our recent brief visit to Lyme we visited the Courtyard café 3 times: it was our favourite eating place and the coffee was excellent. The people working there who varied from visit to visit were all very friendly and most helpful.

Thank Peter C
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for you for your positive review, I am glad you found us tucked away in the corner and do hope you visit us the next time you come to Lyme Regis. Best wishes 🙂

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill lane | The Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 445757
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We are a Bistro Cafe, in the lovely old and quiet side of Lyme Regis. The hub of Town Mill, still milling flour which we use for baking breads, cakes and pastry. The Courtyard Cafe offers a varied menu from light lunches to lovely quality home made specials with a fusion of flavours. Freshly ground coffee and loose leaf teas, organic soft drinks and a nice arrangement alcoholic beverages. We are family friendly and dogs are welcome. We are open all year round 7 days a week from 9.30- 4 ish apart from January when we close for a break.
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