I've always thought that Lyme Regis was a fantastic destination. It has all the things I love seaside architecture, a little shop selling old knitting needles and various wicker baskets, , a wonderful promenade, a sandy beach, a stony beach, a mini golf course but now it is truly on the map! We arrived on Friday in search of food and stumbled across the The Mill Tea & Dining Room. Inside is a beautifully styled interior with touches like Minton tiles on the tables and a scout flag wrapped around a huge chandelier. For a woman with a love of pottery running through her veins the teacup selection nearly made me cry with envy! If this wasn't enough the best was yet to come. Little did we know we were in the hands of an extraordinary chef Anthony McNamara. The food was some of the best we have ever tasted! The menu was mouth watering and did not disappoint. Deep fried pigs cheeks were incredible followed by shin of beef and oyster pie which was totally delicious. Portions were generous but we managed to share a fantastic treacle tart. All this was accompanied on my part by sloe gin and tonic and of course a divine cup of tea in one of those gorgeous china cups. We couldn't wait to go back so went in search of afternoon tea today. Equally brilliant and while we were there we booked in for a final meal in Lyme. We have abandoned all other eateries nothing could compare.
www.teaanddiningroom.com The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis 01297 445 757