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Rumours - CLOSED

14-15 Monmouth Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3PX, England
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
May 30, 2013
“Have a lot to learn”
May 21, 2013
“Closed - now Purple Parsnip”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly
14-15 Monmouth Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3PX, England
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited last week, as a previous reviewer stated now the Purple Parsnip, The concept and the food were good, but a few other things let it down. There was no salt or pepper on the tables, only 2 tables for couples, When the wine...More

Thank JANEEpsom
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Rumours has closed. Down in Lyme Regis on holiday and went to get a table but it is now the Purple Parsnip.

3  Thank Tracey E
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I booked this restaurant on tripadvisor reviews and was disappointed. Whether it was the fact that the weather was foul and it was end of season, I don't know, but we seem to have got an 'off' night. The front if house lady, who I...More

2  Thank WinnieThePooh76
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed an extra night in Lyme Regis so that we could visit here. An excellent decision - the food was cooked to perfection, and although we were the only other couple there at the time, it did not matter as we had a great...More

Thank Hilary M
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Advertised as a “Fruits de Mer” restaurant and rightly so: just two minutes’ walk from the seafront with fish dishes expertly cooked. Occupies a corner site on a fairly steep hill, so you enter through large glass doors and step down into the dining area....More

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We visited on a Monday evening and the restaurant had 4 other couples dining. The menu is fish based but includes a selection of meat and veggies options. We chose the sea bass and turbot as main courses. The sea bass was dressed with scallions...More

1  Thank Peter_and_Sheila
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night when Rumours is such a fine restaurant. Mainly but not exclusively a fish menu. Crab bisque, scallops and samphire, plaice and crabmeat, dover sole, pavlova and home made ice cream. All faultless. look forward to going back. Very good...More

1  Thank david a
Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is an excellent fish restaurant, with meat and vegetarian options also available. Ron, the front of house man, is very welcoming and the chefs are husband and wife (Brenda is the wife. don't know the chef's name) We've been going there for years, apart...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed September 10, 2012

My boyfriend and I were in Lyme Regis for the day and booked at Rumours based on Tripadvisor reviews. What an excellent choice! The restaurant is quite small, but well-laid out and the atmosphere is lovely. The menu is not extensive, but every item we...More

Thank hannahrw
Reviewed July 6, 2012

The first visit was excellent. Food and service great with a great atmosphere, so returning later in the week expected similar. Portions seemed to have shrunk and some were overcooked. we wanted to give a great review but consistency is the key; a restaurant is...More

Thank BobDunda
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-15 Monmouth Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
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Telephone 012974 44740 opened 5th February (fantastic restaurant)
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