Eating and shopping

Portland is small, but has everything boaties need

Places to eat

You needn't move away from the marina, as Taylor's Mess Deck Café is a friendly spot for a light lunch, or try The Boat That Rocks for a pub-brasserie menu.

A short walk from the marina, the Cove House Inn is a favorite place to watch the sun go down over Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay with a plate of scallops and a pint of cider. Further along the beach is Quiddles Cafe and Balti Island. On the way back towards the marina is Chesil Chippie in Victoria Square, home of traditional fish and chips.

Take a trip down to Portland Bill and have lunch or a cream tea at the Lobster Pot. Portland is packed with pubs to suit all tastes, from proper old-fashioned drinking dens to child-friendly dining pubs. Ask the marina team for their local recommendations. 

Weymouth has a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, and is easily reached by bus or ferry if you don't fancy a six mile walk. On the way to Weymouth at Ferrybridge, is Billy Winter's beach shack bar-diner which serves an eclectic mix of cocktails, homemade burgers and wood-fired pizza. Just over the bridge in Wyke Regis is the Crab House Café which has some of the freshest seafood, including oysters from their own beds.

Two women buy refreshments at the bar inside The Boat That Rocks at Portland Marina
Four women sip coffee in the sun on a picnic bench outside The Boat That Rocks harbour-side café at Portland Marina


Portland is really a collection of communities; Portland, Fortuneswell, Easton, Weston and Southwel; and shops and pubs are spread between these small centres.

Food shopping

Easton has a Tesco superstore and Co-op supermarket, with another small Co-op closer to the marina in Fortuneswell. Portland Market takes place in Pennsylvania Road on Tuesdays.

There are larger supermarkets in Weymouth.

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