A Warm Welcome from your hosts Tom & Georgia!
Shave Cross Taverna is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Lyme Regis, West Dorset, just a short walk from the beauty of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Sitting opposite the historic St Michaels Church, the trattoria lies right at the heart of the community that is Lyme Regis.
Please note we get VERY BUSY especially on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays but sometimes mid week also. We therefore very strongly recommend that you book a table in advance of your visit using our online booking system (click the “Book a table” button on the homepage).
Additionally, like many hospitality venues in the UK currently we are dealing with a staff shortage and so we are restricting the number of bookings we are taking to ensure we can continue to deliver the levels of service we want to so that you can enjoy your visit.
Your host is Tom Littledyke. Tom is assisted by his lovely partner Georgia Wellman and the wonderful team that keep things moving in the kitchen!
Tom & Georgia took over Antonios Trattoria in February 2022.
Nestled in the heart of Lyme Regis is the 15th century building that hosts Shave Cross Taverna, a traditional Italian restaurant. Originally ran by Antonio and Julie Gravilli for 27 years, Tom and Georgia will carry on the legacy of this historic business. With Italian wines, beers and traditional food we hope you enjoy an evening with us, the Italian way!
Once the house of the vicar of St Michaels church and the underground tunnels of the smugglers of Lyme Regis, it’s now home to Shave Cross Taverna , serving locally sourced produce and great local ales as well as imported products from Italy
Our menu’s move with the seasons and exploit the rich diversity of seafood, meat, vegetables and fruits that Dorset has to offer.
Don’t forget to top off your meal with one of our seasonal desserts and one of our delightful speciality coffees.
All dietary requirements are considered in the design of the menus, but please advise us when making a booking of any special needs and we will be pleased to work with you.