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Lilac in Lyme Regis among Top 100 UK restaurants for 2024

Lilac in Lyme Regis was included once again on the SquareMeal Top 100 restaurants list <i>(Image: @Dearlove40/@Ju713t/Tripadvisor)</i>
Lilac in Lyme Regis was included once again on the SquareMeal Top 100 restaurants list (Image: @Dearlove40/@Ju713t/Tripadvisor)

A Lyme Regis restaurant has been included among the UK's Top 100 Restaurants for 2024 in the annual list from SquareMeal.

Lilac on Broad Street was in 61st position on the list and was Dorset's only representative. It was also included in the 2023 list in 35th position.

Discussing the creation of the list SquareMeal wrote: "Each of the top 100 results are a unique combination of our own in-house critic-led opinions and thousands of diner votes.

"It’s this dual approach that makes our list incomparable, representing not only our professional opinion but thousands of real-life experiences that help to reinforce and bolster our final decisions."

The full top 100 list of restaurants for 2024 can be found on the SquareMeal website here.

What did SquareMeal say about Lilac in Lyme Regis?

In a short description of Lilac, SquareMeal wrote: "Housed within a 400-year-old cellar in Lyme Regis, Lilac is a relaxed restaurant and wine bar from the same team behind Robin Wylde, with a major focus on sustainability.

"Enjoy its seasonal sharing plates alongside low-intervention wines, local beers and exciting cocktails."

On its broader profile, Lilac was praised for its "elegant and contemporary" interior and variety of dishes.

Certain plates that were mentioned included smoked mackerel pate served with pickled beetroot and a main dish of pan-fried hake with celeriac puree and celery salsa.

Lilac has also been well-received by diners with it earning an impressive 5/5 score on Tripadvisor from 153 reviews.


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One reviewer wrote: "Wow. Best Sunday lunch I’ve had in ages. And dog friendly too. I would absolutely recommend. I have the vegetarian option and it was the tastiest thing I’ve had in ages. My husband had the pork belly. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed."

Another posted: "Really good food and exceptional,interesting wines, all served by attentive staff in a cosy half cellar environment."

Meanwhile. another shared: "Fantastic meal with brilliant service. We were a party of 14 and were well catered for. The choice of menu was good and the food very tasty."



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