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By The Bay

Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JH, England
+44 1297 442668
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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British, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my birthday early on a Tuesday evening. Karl and the team really looked after us. Service wasn't super speedy but that was ok as they spent a good amount of time at each table, chatting and being really friendly. Lovely...More

Thank Keara M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On reading reviews about by the bay we decided we would see if it was that good, i had the obligatory fish amd chips, my partner had jacket with prawns, the fish and chips wete probably the best ive had, very crispy battery chips were...More

Thank Fussy E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. The fish as you would expect is fresh & well cooked and service is excellent.

Thank JennieLP
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a prime position with fantastic views. Given this and some of the slightly odd decorations we had not expected much of the food; we were very pleasantly surprised. The fish and chips were excellent and gluten free they also had several other gluten...More

2  Thank Wildlifewatcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food all day! At really affordable prices. Fry ups are top notch here. Would recommend this to anyone. Small portions are definitely small but the quality it's out standing.

Thank Those T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my family a few days ago. Three of us ordered the cheese ploughmans, which looked fine but on closer inspection was not so good! The lettuce was old, black and slimey - luckily we all noticed before we tucked in. The bread was...More

Thank PJA1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at By the Bay many times and found the food to be excellent. Today we were very disappointed. No scones at 2.30! Don't have the smoked mackerel unless you are on a serious diet. A very small piece of smoked mackerel. The...More

Thank gaynormoorhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my best friend Ronnie. Seated very quickly by friendly staff and food was very quick to be served. The meal was absolutely fantastic and the presentation was Superb. Throughly enjoyed the meal and would visit again. Lovely view overlooking the sea.

Thank Stella B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my husband and teenage son My husband and I both ordered fish and chips which were delicious and my son ordered bacon baguette and fries which also looked good! Followed by honeycomb cheese cake and apple pie with clotted cream both excellent!...More

Thank skamitchell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to take friends here but couldn't et through on the phone. It's off the hook. Why bother - there are other places to eat that welcome a call and a booking!More

Thank EDB27
StephColston, Owner at By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you were unable to get through to By the Bay to make a reservation. I can assure you that the phone was NOT off the hook - just very busy over the bank holiday / half term period - as you'd expect from a...More

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how good food
18 November 2016|
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Response from Doug M | Reviewed this property |
reasonable enough thanks
Website says you are closed apart from weekends and TA say that you're open. Are you open for lunch on Thursday 4th November 2016? Regards Bruce
1 November 2016|
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Response from StephColston | Property representative |
Hi Bruce. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we are only open at weekends between now and 17 December. Our hours are Saturday 9.30am - 9pm & Sunday 9.30am - 4pm, then DAILY 18 Dec - 8 Jan (except Christmas Day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 442668
  • E-mail
By the Bay offers fabulous, affordable fresh food and the very best in seafront dining. Situated on the beach with stunning views of the Lyme Regis Bay and historic Cobb Harbour. Our family-friendly restaurant is open all year round. Reservations recommended for evenings and Sunday lunch.
Please note that drinks are only served with food orders between 11.30am & 3pm.
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