Please note we will be operating different opening hours whilst we follow government guidelines. Face masks must be worn on entry to the Harbour Inn and COVID guidelines must be followed at all times. Please note we will be shutting at 10 pm in line with government guidelines.
Situated on the beachfront, overlooking the Cobb and Lyme Bay, the Harbour Inn offers al-fresco style dining for all the family. Run by Mark and his Mother Sue, this well-established family business provides a dining experience to be thoroughly enjoyed by all. We look forward to welcoming both old and new customers.
“Enjoy your lunch or dinner with a lovely view of the beach” Call us on 01297 442299 to make a booking or reservation
All our food is homemade and freshly prepared using quality local produce.
Whether sat on our private beach area, the veranda or in our air-conditioned restaurant, our warm and friendly staff can cater to your specific needs. The ambience inside the Harbour Inn is relaxed and welcoming. Julie, Mark’s sister, provides unique and contemporary paintings of seascapes from the local area.
Well behaved and people-friendly dogs are welcome in the bar-restaurant.
Delicious food. Very handsome and friendly waiter. Very good value for money. Highly recommendable.
19:50 28 Sep 20
Social distancing / covid all well organised.Friendly welcoming staff and a great menu.Good service very good food, well recommended.
14:54 26 Sep 20
Simply amazing. We had mussels to start and fish and chips for main. The food tasted so fresh and was delicious. The large mussles was a great sized portion, as was the fish and chips. Great covid measures in place, with plenty of sanitising stations, all staff wearing face coverings. Had to wear a mask when not seated (to go toilet/waiting for table) which I thought was great. Tables sanitised between customers. All staff were extremely polite, attentive and helpful. Views were amazing. Would recommend booking as was consistently busy inside and out whilst we were there.
13:47 24 Sep 20
Great good, beach front location, attentive staff. Pleased to see some real attention being given to covid measures with thorough clean down between covers and social distancing in place. 👍
18:11 06 Sep 20
I cannot rate this place enough. The fish was incredible, the chips were perfect and the setting is relaxed. Have been multiple times now and each and every time they never let me down.
14:16 15 Feb 20
Surprisingly good. I have found that seaside restaurants can be indifferent. This place served up a tasty vegetarian meal--butternut squash tarjine. Recommended.
18:21 10 Feb 20
Never had a bad meal here. Good service as well. Lovely atmosphere
10:23 12 Jan 20
What a little gem! Decided to go here on a whim and glad we did. Food was excellent and the members of staff were extremely polite and obliging. Top marks and we will be back!
07:54 10 Jan 20
Brilliant! Free house-family owned/run. Right on harbour side. Bit unprepossessing from outside but lovely inside and varied menu. Goes back a way. Staff lovely. Not cheapest but do lovely sizeable cheese and potato topped Fish Pie with salad for £14.50.
14:48 31 Oct 19
Excellent choice of very good food. Nice selection of drinks. Good local fish, shellfish menu freshly cooked. Very pleasant and efficient staff.
16:34 08 Oct 19
Fantastic Sunday lunch. Great place to be. Lovely staff.
07:43 23 Sep 19
We had a fantastic lunch today at the Harbour Inn. Great food, very good service and a very reasonable price. Decor is perfect and pictures for sale on the walls are really impressive. We will definitely go back - if only to try the seafood platter which sounds amazing.
18:08 20 Sep 19
Good food, pricing was totally fine. Friendly staff. You can sit inside and outside.
14:05 24 Aug 19
Really nice place and great food and staff, will certainly go again.
16:09 18 Aug 19
Very good. Simple menu very well cooked. Great service - waiters and waitresses are well drilled and attentive. My wife said that her plaice dish was the best piece of fish she has ever had. I think the approach is to present simple dishes very well cooked. A great place for local fish dishes. Busy place so it's best to book.
09:25 18 Aug 19
An excellent lunchtime meal 🍴 for the four of us great staff excellent food at a reasonable price. The place was busy with locals and tourists which is testament to the quality of the pub
22:43 07 Jul 19
A large section of sailing yachts, you can walk around on the harbour wall, the views all around are lovely to at.
16:11 07 Jul 19
Went down with the wife last night... Not the cheapest place to eat in lyme but the food was very nice and worth every penny. The staff are very friendly too and more than happy to help... So if your looking for a little bit more than pub grub I would highly recommend the harbour inn. 😀
06:05 04 Jul 19
What a wonderful dining experience. Went here for our anniversary and the service was great. Food was absolutely beutiful. We had mussels and duck as starters, lobster and scallops as main followed by raspberry pannacotta and treacle pudding!!.Gorgeous will definatly return
21:52 21 Jun 19
Great place, tasty local fish, great all round food. Staff all very nice and helpful. Highly recommend.
Yummiest cream teas here - just what you need after a chilly walk through lovely Lyme Regis. Stunning art, great ambiance, lovely friendly staff and delicious food. Well worth a visit.
16:12 19 Apr 19
Love this place. Always have. Good food, lovely service. Just an all round good place
15:54 18 Apr 19
Food was incredible, beautifully made and the manager was so knowledgeable and welcoming. His attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. Will be hard to match the mussels anywhere else!
15:54 07 Apr 19
What a splendid meal. Freezing cold and blowing a gale outside. Inside a warm and cheerful reception with great food on offer. Great local fish on offer. Great help and advice so far as our wine was concerned. We left well fed and well contented. We will return for certain.
22:49 07 Feb 19
Really nice place on the harbour. I met up with friends for coffee and a brownie. The staff were attentive and really friendly. The coffee they make is really good. The homemade brownie with cream was gorgeous and just what I needed after a long coastal walk. There's outdoor seating as well which is great for the long evenings. Definately worth a visit.
19:22 19 Jan 19
Always a good vibe in there. Few nice ales on the bar, staff are always great. And the food is reliably decent. I had the Hake and a pudding. Left feeling very satisfied.
00:45 30 Dec 18
Only had a beer here but food looked good with a interesting menu. Nice to be able to sit outside with a beer and watch the world pass. Friendly helpful staff
00:21 19 Dec 18
We've just had a lovely memorable meal at the Harbour Inn in Lyme Regis. The food was delicious and served hot, the fish as fresh as I've had in ages! Also, the service was second to none, the lovely young person who waited on us was excellent, attentive and very helpful, in terms of gluten free, and other needs. Two dessert spoons, no bother, and great advice on the tastiest desserts... We'll definitely be back!
16:59 30 Nov 18
The fish soup is stunning!!! I get cravings to go there.. lovely beach seating when the weather is kind & covered terrice seating outside. Inside is welcoming plenty of room and decor to a good standard!
09:09 05 Nov 18
Party of 8, just had probably the tastiest and best value fishy dinner for many a year. Very busy but service very efficient.
21:37 24 Sep 18
Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommended. And the boss always has time for a chat.
20:54 18 Sep 18
GREAT PLACE. Despite sitting at a tiny table which we initially thought may ruin the experience the food and service definitely made up for it. Would visit again next time we're in town. *Try the lobster - it was fabulous*
23:28 05 Sep 18
Best dinner you could have great staff looking after you they could not do more for you
20:01 24 Jul 18
Lovely food and a great choice of fish, vegetarian meals and a wonderful pudding menu, the staff were very friendly and approachable, nice choice of beers and a couple of draught ciders, never felt rushed and it was a full restaurant, good value, highly recommend.
16:35 01 Jul 18
Beautiful beach front consisting ice cream stalls, fish and chips and various tea rooms, I also found a really nice fishmongers and a deli shop. Well worth a visit if in the area.
17:05 08 Jun 18
An Excellent May Day fish lunch at a fairly busy venue. Luckily, my lady friend and I were quite early, checking in at around half past midday as the joint was rocking by one thirty. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient and the food delicious, served by cheerful young ladies. The price was reasonable, considering the fine quality of the fare. As someone said once, we’ll be back.
18:35 01 May 18
Lovely atmosphere. Family friendly. In a great spot. With a decent menu.
19:49 29 Mar 18
I went in because of the high rating and almost went out again when I saw the interior. I'm glad I decided to stay because the food was absolutely brilliant. There is outside seating both on the terrace and on the beach. If you are looking for a decent atmosphere, go somewhere else (e.g. the Volunteer or the Royal Lion).
07:29 27 Mar 18
Had lunch today, very nice food and great staff.
16:13 23 Mar 18
Good food, good beer and welcoming staff, who allow dogs in the large lower seating area. This is good because over friendly dogs are not welcome at everyone's table, but our Daisy's big, brown, starving eyes can melt someone at 30 paces so she is happy!
08:06 07 Mar 18
Lovely location excellent food and friendly staff
00:43 16 Feb 18
We haf an excellent lunch here 13th Jan. I had game pie and my wife had sea bass. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. Good service as well. We will return.
16:52 13 Jan 18
Great food. Excellent service. Friendly. Fish pie lush.
19:12 26 Nov 17
Went here on a Tuesday evening, all 3 courses were superb, the plaice was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding was excellent. Prompt and friendly service as well. Would highly recommend!
22:53 07 Nov 17
Great food and drinks. Martin always looks after us when we visit
19:29 23 Oct 17
Lovely place, you can actually have a drink & eat right on the beach, with gorgous views of the Cobb area
16:45 03 Jul 17
Lovely fish and chips made fresh on site and nicest fish as fresh on the day and straight from the sea. Plenty of seating and helpful as well as polite staff. Very tasty chips as well as fish, service is swift.Pies, fish cakes, scampi and mushy peas are sold here. Lots of choice of condiments.Five star food hygiene, five star food safety,five star manual handling.Lovely take away and definitely one of the best in the UK. Cafe area is very clean and tidy.Not cheap but great quality and great service.They do take away as well as eat in.