Lilac is a British restaurant and wine bar located in the pretty area of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Just a short walk from the seafront, Lilac is open for drinks, nibbles and sharers, as well as restaurant dining. Their menu is both seasonal and locally inspired, with a focus on sustainability and quality.
The interior is elegant and contemporary, very much like the seasonal menu which changes on a regular basis. An example of the dishes you may find include starters such as smoked mackerel pate served with pickled beetroot, and locally made sourdough served with cultured butter. Main courses may include a pan fried hake with celeriac puree and celery salsa, and Fowey mussels served with white wine and focaccia. You may also find a number of meat free dishes on the menu, such as the Wescombe ricotta gnudi served with heritage squash, pumpkin and pesto, and roasted carrots served with ajo blanco, and crisp cavolo nero.
If you’re looking for desserts perhaps you’ll go for the chocolate fondant served with ice cream or the lemon posset served with poached pear and ginger crumble.
Lilac has a large menu of wine and beer. Wines can be served by the glass or bottle, many of which can be paired with dishes from the menu. Many of the beers are locally sourced, with Lilac often collaborating with local distilleries and breweries. You can also pop in to Lilac for drinks and bar snacks, perhaps you’ll stop for a glass of bubbles and some Moroccan spiced cashews, or some house pickles served with split pea hummus and lavosh crackers.
Lilac is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday, with lunch available on the weekends.