Recommended Restaurants

There are so many wonderful places to eat around us, we are incredibly lucky. Do explore and enjoy them or ask us for further help if required.

Recommended Restaurants

The Crab House Cafe

This is a must, fabulous sea food cooked to order in wonderful seaside 'shack', very relaxed. Including delicious Portland Royal and Queen Oysters from their own oyster farm in the fleet. Must book, closed from New Year to Valentine's day! Tel: 01305 788867.

The Riverside at West Bay

A very popular fish restaurant on the water, definitely needs booking, only open from March – November as they will only cook fresh fish. This is a lovely relaxed venue with extremely good food. Tel: 01305 422011

Little Barwick House

For a very special meal we highly recommend this, there is a separate area for a larger group. This is a small country restaurant with rooms, contemporary yet very welcoming. Tel: 01935 423902

Summer Lodge

A very elegant country house hotel, fabulous food and wines, but definitely the pricier end of the scale (average price £55/head). A lovely place for a summer lunch, fixed menu £20/head if you want to sneak off for a treat. Tel: 01935 482000

Montien Thai Restaurant in Bridport

Excellent eat in or take away, never disappoints. Tel: 01308 425570

Sienna, Michelin Star restaurant in Dorchester

Wwonderful for large groups as only caters for about 15 so you can take it over for a special occasion, but book early as it is very popular. Higher end prices but worth it. Tel: 01305 250022

Yarlbury Cottage

Delightful thatched cottage just to the east of Dorchester, fabulous menu and very popular locally. They are dedicated to providing good, interesting food and a great venue for a celebratory meal/lunch.   

Hix Oyster and Fish House at Lyme Regis

Another celebrity chef. The location here is fab, overlooking the famous cobb at Lyme Regis. Reports can vary, but worth a visit for lunch or on a summers evening. Tel: 01297 446910

The Bull Hotel at Bridport

In the centre of this lovely market town, the Bull Hotel has been recently refurbished in a contemporary style and is very popular. There is also The Stables Cider House behind the hotel which serves pizzas and pies and is extremely popular. Tel: 01308 422878

Brassica Restaurant, Beaminster

Newly opened in September 2014, in the main square of the picturesque market town of Beaminster, (with some nice shops to visit also!) this is proving extremely popular locally with some great reviews. Reasonably priced with an excellent, interesting menu and good wines, and a great fixed price lunch menu, we highly recommend Brassica. See their web site for further details.    Tel: 01308 538100  

All of the above use/promote local produce as much as possible.

Pre booking for large parties remains essential at all times, and for smaller parties over week-ends etc. They are all extremely popular.


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