WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK in weymouth
Weymouth has a wealth of quality independent restaurants, Bistros, traditional pubs and teashops to suit all tastes and budgets, and with delicious food and drink on the menu. From fish and chips on the Harbour side to light snacks, 3 course meals or Fine dining. On a warmer evening there are plenty of places offering Alfresco Dining around the Harbour to soak up the atmosphere.
You will find plenty of locally caught fish and seafood on many menus and different restaurants serving cuisines from around the world.
Many pubs around Weymouth also offer excellent food, try the Ship Inn on the harbour, the Nothe Tavern for a traditional English Sunday carvery. For cider try The Stables above the Harbour Master which specialises in cider, tasty Pies and Pizzas. If it’s Real Ales and real fires you can look out for The Globe just off the harbour or, the Boot Inn tucked away on the other side of the harbour. This is allegedly the oldest and most haunted pub in the town, established in 1346, you can even take a smuggling and haunted tour from here if your dare!
You’ll find not just a choice of restaurant but location too, with restaurants just a few moments stroll away from the Seaham in town centre locations, on the picturesque harbour side or the beautiful Hope Square. Not forgetting the nearby town of Dorchester just a short train ride away where you will find the new Brewery Square packed with familiar named Eateries or even Sienna the award winning Michelin star restaurant.
Unfortunately we don’t get chance to visit all of these restaurants on a regular basis but we do our best! So to keep up to date with the new and the best we listen to what our guests are saying about them and are always happy to chat to you about what’s on offer and help you make a choice.
If there’s a restaurant you particularly like the look of we do recommend booking, especially at the weekend when restaurants are busy all year round
During the day you’ll be spoilt for choice for tearooms around the local area, in some of Dorset’s most beautiful locations, not to mention the seafront cafes, and traditional tea shops in town. You won’t be able to resist the fantastic choices to tempt you. Our favourite is Dorset Apple Cake served warm with clotted cream it literally melts in the mouth. Try The Curve or The Tea Bush on the Seafront, Muffins tucked away in St Albans Street, Sophia’s in town or Time for Tea just off Hope square. Or if you’re out and about don’t miss the teashop at Abbotsbury Sub tropical Gardens, the Lobster Pot at Portland Bill (Great in any weather) or the outdoor cafe at Sandsfoot Garden, for a well-deserved treat if you decide to venture onto the Rodwell trail.
Finally don’t miss the amazing local West Country ice cream with amazing choice of flavours one just won’t be enough!
Browse our list of eateries, and traditional pubs.
Near to the seaham
ENZO, 110 the Esplanade, Weymouth. Tel 01305 778666
Offers real Italian food in a professional and friendly atmosphere.
TIP: Try Caroline’s favourite starter Involtini Prosciutto, and main course if on the Special menu Lobster Linguini delicious!
CHILLIES, 10 Queen Street, Weymouth.01305 766602
Contemporary Indian Cuisine smart contemporary restaurant.
TIP: Try the chef’s speciality ‘Chicken Tabassum’ a really tasty dish; ask them to reduce the heat if you prefer milder dishes.
THE HANDMADE PIE AND ALE HOUSE, 2 Queen Street, Weymouth. 01305459342 Thehandmadepieandalehouse.com
Specialists in tasty handmade pies that you can see being made on the premises and ever changing real Ales.
THE DORSET BURGER COMPANY, 6 King Street, Weymouth. 01305780888. Thedorsetburgercompany.co.uk
An award winning Restaurant serving delicious homemade burgers ingredients sourced from only Dorset farms.
IN weymouth town
THE MING WAH, 86 St Thomas Street, Weymouth. Tel 01305 773282
Chinese Food derived from a range of cuisines ranging from Cantonese, Szechuan to Malaysian.
TIP: Try their minced chicken with lettuce leaves; you will have to ask for this as they don’t always have it on the menu.
MANBO’S, 46 St Mary Street, Weymouth. Tel 01305 839839.
Manbo’s is a small family run bistro, situated in the heart of Weymouth town centre. All food is locally sourced.
ON THE HARBOURSIDE:
MALLAMS, 5 Trinity Road, the Old Harbour, Weymouth.Tel 01305 776757
Specialises in locally-sourced fish and seafood as well as top quality British meat and game.
HARBOUR BRIDGE RESTAURANT, 19 Trinity Road, Weymouth. Tel 01305 772023.
Family run Restaurant serves best of local produce .
THE CROWS NEST, 3 Hope Street, Weymouth. Tel 01305786930.
Offers a range of food during the day but specialise in Spanish influenced food and Tapas in the evening. We enjoyed a lovely evening of Tapas in the Summer.
The Monkeys Fist, 2 Hope Square, Weymouth. 01305457446.
Newly renovated Bistro offers delicious dining at all times of day.
Custom House Quay,Weymouth 01305773879.
A friendly Pub Restaurant on the harbour side, serving ‘fresh unpretentious food sourced from regional food partners’.
THE GEORGE BAR AND GRILL
2 Custom House Quay, Weymouth. 01305 789635.
The newest addition to the Harbourside serving hearty Rustic food locally sourced!
THE RED LION
Hope Square, Weymouth. 01305786940. Home cooked food specialising in real Ales, whuiskies and Rum.
THE WILLIAM HENRY
1 Frederick Place, St Thomas Street, Weymouth. 01305 763730. One of the few chain Pub/Restaurants in Weymouth but a good example of a Weatherspoons. Located near the King’s Statue.
THE NEW VIC BAR AND RESTAURANT
12 The Esplanade, Weymouth. Tel 01305760100. Family Friendly offering well priced food, bar snacks and full a la carte menu available.
THE NOTHE TAVERN
Barrack Road, Weymouth. 01305 839255 situated in the Nothe Gardens near the Forte, enjoys panoramic sea and Harbour views from the Pub garden.
TIP: If you want to eat Sunday Lunch here make sure you book!
FOR REAL ALES
24 East Street, Weymouth. 01305 786061
A backstreet pub, with friendly bar staff, a great atmosphere and good real ales.
THE BOOT INN
High West Street, Weymouth.
Weymouth’s Oldest and most haunted! Try an award winning pork pie.
COCKTAIL BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND PUBS WITH LIVE MUSIC
54-55 the Esplanade, Weymouth. 01305760868.
Best known for Cocktails but serves food too.
THE LAZY LIZARD
53-53 the Esplanade, Weymouth. 01305766901
Bar, café, Nightclub.
50 The Esplanade, Weymouth. Tel 01305 771113
Serving fresh fruit cocktails, amazing drinks deals, Live DJ’s and a friendly atmosphere.
51 The Esplanade, Weymouth. Tel 01305788884. Weymouth’s premiere Night club, hosted over 3 floors and open till 6am.
49 St Thomas St, Weymouth. Tel 01305 761343
3 Floor Venue, serving food by day, in the evening becomes nightclub with cocktail bar and real ales. Situated on the Harbour side.
26 Westham Road, Weymouth. 01305 778098(opposite Wilkinsons)
Famous for live Music
THE EDINBURGH, (House of Sounds)
3-4 St Thomas Street, Weymouth. 01305 786363.
Also famous for live music popular with locals and holiday makers.
You’ll find plenty on offer in Weymouth, traditional pubs, cocktail bars and family friendly pubs and even Karaoke if you’re brave enough. Weymouth Pavilion also offers a diverse range of shows. Cocktail bars and nightclubs too mean Weymouth has everything you need for a good night out. But we can’t mention nightlife without mentioning the vibrant live music scene. The live music in Weymouth is legendary with many local musicians and groups you’ll find with something going on all year round. See details on our events page, or ask us for what’s on while you’re here.