THE team at seafront restaurant Tom’s in Lyme Regis are celebrating after being awarded an AA Rosette after just over a year of trading.
Chef Tom Robinson opened his restaurant on Marine Parade in December 2020, not long before the UK was hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Restrictions over the following months mean that Tom’s has actually offered full restaurant service for less than a year, having operated as a takeaway during lockdowns.
But it has not taken Tom and his dedicated team long to make their mark on Lyme Regis and its growing reputation as a foodie destination.
After being visited by an anonymous inspector, the restaurant has now been awarded an AA Rosette and is set to feature in the next AA Rosette guide.
The inspector visited to try the Sunday set lunch menu and another is expected to try the a la carte menu sometime in the future.
Tom has thanked his hard-working and enthusiastic team for their help in reaching this achievement.
His two sous-chefs were so excited with the new that they have both since got AA Rosette tattoos!
As a finalist in the prestigious Trencherman’s Awards, the team from Toms also attended the awards ceremony in Truro yesterday (Monday), but unfortunately were pipped to the post in the Best Newcomer and Best Front of House categories.
Tom’s serves classic dishes with a modern twist, focussing on seasonal ingredients and served in a relaxed atmosphere with refined by welcoming service from the well-trained staff.
The restaurant is currently Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with the a la carte and set lunch menu available, plus Sunday lunches when a prime cut roast options is available. Summer opening hours will start on April 18.
For more details or to book, visit www.tomslymeregis.com