This area has a large number of good eating places. Please update us on your experiences or any new places you find that you think we should be telling our guests about! Also do ring if you have specific requirements or occasions you are celebrating and would like any extra advice.
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!
Telephone: 01305 788 867
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, but higher price bracket!
Telephone: 01305 422 011
Hix Oyster and Fish House
Great for lunches, stunning views over the cob at Lyme Regis.
Telephone: 01297 446 910
Floods Seafood Restaurant
19 Custom House Quay, Weymouth
Wide range of seafood available and good portions. Well worth a visit. On the old harbour in Weymouth, small restaurant with very good, reasonably priced food.
Telephone: 01305 772270
River Cottage Canteen - Axminster
A fun, relaxed atmosphere, do book particularly for evenings and weekends.
Telephone: 01297 631 862
The Bull Hotel - Bridport
A very popular relaxed and welcoming restaurant, highly acclaimed, addition to the centre of Bridport.
Telephone: 01308 422 878
The Old Stables
For something even more relaxed visit The Stables Cider House, with pizzas and pies in the Old Stables of the Bull Hotel.
Telephone: 01308 426 876
Summer Lodge - Evershot
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,if you fancy a treat.
Telephone: 01935 482 000
Montien Thai Restaurant in Bridport
Excellent eat in or take away, never disappoints.
Telephone: 01308 425 570
This is a fabulous place to eat. Relaxed atmosphere with delicious, interesting menu and great wines. The staff are so caring and nothing too much trouble. Great for a lunch after a long walk or a really good evening meal. We recommend you book!
Telephone: 01308 538100
The Club House - West Bexington
A sister restaurant to The Hive and the Watch House, this opened in 2017 and is proving very popular. Seafood remains strong on the menu.
Telephone: 01308 898302
The White Horse - Litton Cheney
Despite its slightly uninspiring exterior, this is a popular and thriving village pub serving excellent food. The owners are very helpful and will accommodate wheel chair users if given notice so they can keep the appropriate table free. There is a skittle alley they are happy for guests to use if it is not pre-booked, a fun group entertainment on a wet afternoon, evening!! Guest feedback is very enthusiastic!
Telephone: 01308 482539
The Three Horseshoes at Powerstock
This pub is in a fantastic location and about 15/20mins away and the drive there makes it all the more worthwhile. Powerstock is a very pretty Dorset village and you can have a good walk on Eggardon Hill before or after to justify yourselves!
Telephone: 01308 485 328
The Hive Cafe at Burton Bradstock Beach
Fantastic food, particularly fish, this is hugely popular whatever the weather. Situated on the beach front with great walks around it and near Abbotsbury it makes a great place to stop and take in Dorset. Open all year round except a week in January, Xmas Eve and Xmas Day 9-5. Excellent evening meals through high summer, first come first served from 6pm. No bookings taken. There is now a sister restaurant on the beach at West Bay also.
Telephone: 01308 897 070
The Fox And Hounds at Cattistock
A real village pub, good atmosphere and if you were there mid week in the winter over lunch you might be able to enjoy a game of skittles, very popular in Dorset and good fun.
Tel: 01300 320 444
Others to try if you are in their area:
- The Anchor at Chideock, on the beach
- The Anchor at Burton Bradstock
- The New Inn at Cerne Abbas
- Trill Farm - organic food, lunch on Wednesdays and satrudays only, an experience, look at the website: www.trillfarm.co.uk