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Courtyard Cafe

Mill lane | The Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU, England
+44 1297 445757
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (36 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (17 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 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great service, wonderful selection of food to cover most tastes and allergies. Fantastic coffee, this is a gem of a place - off the beaten track but worth finding.

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate at the Courtyard Cafe recently during one of my regular visits to Lyme Regis/The Courtyard to visit family who live in Lyme Regis. The food is outstanding - Always home made, always fresh and quite a variety of dishes that you don't often...More

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

Hi ya :-) Thank you for your lovely review, We really appreciate your positive feedback and are very happy that you like this lovely space so much. We love it too and work very hard and try to please every one!! We hope you return...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily we only popped in for a quick takeaway cappuccino. I wouldn’t eat here. The cakes on the counter weren’t covered over and they were covered in flies settling. Disgusting!

Thank JulieAnneS
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Looks really quaint and lovely but the staff refill the sugar cubes with their bare hands and pass you your teapot by holding the handle themselves and expecting you to take it by the spout!! They advertise cream teas and instead of apologising for running...More

Thank Yasmin Y
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Seriously, I don't think it was that bad! I am sorry about your disappointing visit to the Cafe in this very beautiful part of Lyme Regis. I apologise for the sloppy service, I will have a chat with my staff. I employ some staff who...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Whilst the location was nice and interior well decorated, there were few vegan options, which was disappointing as we visited them having seen vegan options advertised. I had the green fritters, which were very burnt and greasy - I only managed to eat a small...More

Thank Jenny H
courtyardcafelyme, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

I am sorry about your disappointing experience with us at the Cafe, there are no excuses for burnt food and it should not have been served to you. I also apologise for the unfriendly staff, they are very rarely as such, however they were particularly...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Came across this great cafe looking for a light lunch. The food was homemade and really fresh. The staff were excellent, so polite and friendly. Visited Lyme Regis for a second time and did not hesitate to eat at the Courtyard again. Would highly recommend.

Thank summerbreak167
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Parking in this area is impossible. We parked the car above and outside the town on a paid public parking lot. After a ten minute walk, around lunchtime, we strolled into an ongoing public party with live music and were lucky to find a spot...More

Thank foodieMunich_Germany
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Had lunch here last week. Service was quite good although not particularly friendly. Food a little off beat, many vegan items. Had a crab sandwich which was a little short of the main ingredient. Pleasant surroundings & a little quirky.

Thank ColinManchesterUK
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The cafe is gorgeous, beautiful outdoor and in door space. Was very keen on trying this with all the good reviews. However was thoroughly disappointed. Coffee and tea were good but the food was not very nice. We ordered the vegetarian breakfast and the bacon...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday with a friend. The staff were so friendly & helpful. The wine we ordered was out of stock so we were offered a free taster (large!) of the next best thing, without asking! We both chose the ploughman’s however my friend...More

Thank Cakeicinglady
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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