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Great British Menu chef opens Lyme Regis restaurant

Harriet Mansell’s Lyme Regis restaurant Robin Wylde has just opened its doors. Having made its permanent home on historic Silver Street, a short stroll from the rugged Dorset coastline, the restaurant will shine a light on the abundance of wild and wonderful West Country ingredients.

Open Wednesday to Saturday, Great British Menu chef and her team will bring guests a single tasting experience with an optional wine flight.

Dishes on the debut menu, which will continuously evolve with the seasons, include Crab with leaves, sorrel and mint served alongside a delicate crab bisque and Lyme Bay prawns; Charred carrot with a ‘Cobbett’ cheese stuffed vine leaf with honey plums and apple marigold and a dish of Kid ‘Carbito’ Goat, Crown Prince squash and blackberry. A three-course lunch menu will be served on Saturdays for those with a little less time.

The wine list showcases natural and local wines, including from the Furleigh Estate in Bridport, the Castlewood Vineyard, Limeburn Hill and the Sharpham estate, alongside varieties from across Europe, namely Italy and France.

Alongside a selection of ales, ciders and meads, cocktails will be also be served, to include The Mary Shelley, an autumnal blend of blackberries and Dorset Black Cow Vodka and well as the signature Seaweed Martini, infused with seaweed sourced from the beaches of the iconic Jurassic Coast.

Robin Wylde – a pseudonym, and the title of Harriet’s sell-out Lyme Regis pop-up restaurant in 2019 - evokes connotations of luscious and wild countryside, with a spoonful of adventure and a douse of English charm.