Our café, coffee shop, bistro and restaurant roundup in Weston-super-Mare covers everything from traditional fish and chips to BBQ burgers, fine-dining Italian food and some of the best coffee and afternoon tea spots in Somerset.
Places to eat in Weston-super-Mare
Thanks to the central location of our Weston-super-Mare Seafront hotel, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants within walking distance.
One of the closest is Meze Mazi on nearby Oxford Street. The Greek restaurant which opened in 2017 serves over 50 dishes and specialities. Don’t worry if you’re blinded by choice though, as they do a wide range of set menus for those feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast selection. Smart, stylish and modern, it’s a great place for families and groups to enjoy a sociable meal.
Heading over to nearby Richmond Street, you’ll find Bare Grills. Not only the best named restaurant in town, but the leading BBQ and smokehouse joint. With exposed brickwork, simple wooden decor and a buzzy atmosphere, it’s built up a loyal fanbase of meat lovers since opening in 2014 who come for the towering burgers, slows-smoked meats, loaded fries and more.
Fans of creamy pasta, dreamy pizzas and that-day fresh seafood would do well to check out Il Michelangelo overlooking Marine Lake. Still within walking distance of our Weston-super-Mare Seafront hotel, the up-market restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner – although you’re advised to book in advance, especially if you’re looking for a weekend reservation.
Grove Park is another hot-spot for cafés and restaurants. The Grove Bistro opposite The Playhouse is a bright and lively eatery open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday for lunch with late-night dining at the weekend. A local favourite since launching in 2012, the bistro is known for their affordable prices, high-quality cooking and classic range of British dishes.
You can’t come to a seaside town like Weston-super-Mare and not eat fish and chips, it’s in the Royal Charter (probably). And nearby on Waterloo Street is Papa’s, a fish and chip shop institution since 1966. As well as eat in and take away options, the licensed outlet do a gluten-free range, homemade pies, deep-fried chicken and even grilled sirloin steak.
Another venerable favourite in Weston-super-Mare is The Curry Garden, which has long been greeting diners at their Orchard Street venue with aromatic spices, authentic Indian flavours and a four-page menu that spans balti, biryani and tandoori recipes as well as their own range of signature dishes.
Places to eat in Weston-super-Mare
Overlooking the Irish Sea on the Marine Lake headland, Dr Fox’s Tearoom is the perfect place to sit and recuperate after a hard day shopping/beaching/exploring. Open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch, they’re maybe best-known for their afternoon tea featuring freshly-baked scones, homemade jam and sandwiches – you’ll need to book a day in advance for the full silver-platter treatment though.
Several miles north of Weston-super-Mare overlooking a wild arching beach is Sand Bay Tea Rooms, a rustic and welcoming traditional English café serving up breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea options. Park along Beach Road, take a stroll along the beach and reward yourself with a seat at the Sand Bay Tea Rooms terrace taking in the views (and cake).
There are several excellent town-centre coffee shops largely located around Grove Park Village and near the Sovereign Shopping Centre. One of our favourites is Loves Café, a vegetarian and vegan outlet serving breakfast, lunch and brunch options from Tuesday to Sunday. With free Wi-Fi, local art on the walls and a large library of books, it’s a great place to sit and chill.
Just round the corner is Café La Mer, a bright and modern bistro which has been at the heart of Weston-super-Mare’s eating-out scene since the 60s. The same staples – traditional home-cooked food, a warm welcome and a range of daily specials – have kept the café busy with tourists and locals alike.
With one of the best ranges of coffee in town and a neat patio overlooking the Italian gardens, The Coffee House on the High Street is the perfect town-centre café. An independent, family-run outlet open since 2009, their hand-roasted coffee is sourced from Brazil, Columbia and Indonesia providing three main blends as well as a wide range of loose leaf teas, hot chocolate and smoothies.
Alternatively, head to Coffee#1 at the other end of the High Street for your caffeine fix. While you’re welcome to get your coffee to go, the warm and welcoming café is the perfect place to sit and relax, with plenty of suck-you-in sofas and a food menu that reads like a gentle hug spanning porridge and pancakes, pastries, bacon baps as well as homemade soups and salads.