23 Jul2018

Dorset delicacies

Our top picks for eating, whatever you fancy

Fresh Dorset crab at the Crab House Cafe Weymouth
cocktails on the beach at Billy Winters, Portland Harbour

Fancy something fishy...

Being situated on the coast has its distinct advantages – Dorset is home to some of the highest quality seafood around, and it has the eateries to prove it. The Crabhouse Café is situated between our two Dorset marinas and serves a range of delicious seafood alongside its famous fresh crabs and oysters - all produce is caught within 40 miles. Another popular option is the Lobster Pot, located next to the Portland Bill Lighthouse - right on the coast, you can’t get your plate much closer to the source!

In Weymouth, Crustacean lives up to its name, and if you fancy something with a bit of European flair, Les Enfants Terribles combines Dorset seafood with French pizazz. Both are a few minutes' walk from Weymouth Marina. 

Chips on the beach

As any well-known beach town should, Weymouth plays host to a plethora of classic fish and chip shops, one of which is the highly-rated Marlboro Restaurant. This restaurant is only a five-minute walk from the marina and is often revered for having the ‘best fish and chips in town’. Locals are happy to argue whether its Marlboro, Fish n Fritz, Bennetts, King Edwards or any one of others that takes the crown - don’t take our word for it, get down there and try for yourself!

Not partial to plaice?

For those of you who aren’t partial to plaice or starving for sea bass, Weymouth and Portland both have their fair share of traditional English pubs and international options throughout. The Cove House Inn in Portland is just one option that comes highly-regarded and while they do offer seafood, this could become your go-to-place for rustic steaks and burgers on the coast. For some international flavour, Weymouth has a range of Italian, Indian and Spanish eateries to name just a few – bringing the tastes of the world to the shores of Dorset. 

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