Weymouth and Portland Food & Drink

It’s practically our national dish and a visit to Weymouth isn’t complete without sampling the local fish and chips. The quayside is buzzing with takeaways and independent restaurants all of which compete to serve the best fish dinners in town – try the Marlboro, Fish ’n’ Fritz, the Old Harbour or Bennett’s.

Having grasped its moment in the Olympic spotlight with both hands modern Weymouth can also offer more foodie fare with great Mediterranean seafood at Manbo’s and Al Molo, the contemporary British menus at Mallams, Restaurant 43 and the Crab House, top fusion seafood at Crusacean and wholesome Anglo-American cuisine at the Dorset Burger Company.

The town is also well served by its bars and pubs, many of which have superb menus. Seek out The George, the Ship Inn, The Gloucester and, at Brewers Quay, the Crow’s Nest. Not far outside town there’s the Wishing Well at Upwey and the Springhead in the picture postcard pretty village of Sutton Poyntz.

Portland has also benefited enormously from the Olympic legacy and there’s a tempting range of dining options to choose from including great café menus at The Lobster Pot, Quiddles and the Jailhouse Café; seriously good pub food from the New Inn, Eight Kings and Cove House and proper fish and chips at the Chesil Chippie.

If you’re exploring Dorset’s rugged hinterland it’s well worth visiting Abbotsbury with its charming Tea Rooms on Rodden Row and at the Old School House. The Ilchester Arms is known for its quality seafood and there’s an excellent traditional pub menu on offer at the Swan Inn.

Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in Weymouth and Portland. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Dorset holiday.