Just because you’re on the south-coast, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to a strict diet of fish and chips – at least, not every evening! You may be surprised to hear about the fantastic selection of cafés and restaurants that you can choose from in Weymouth. Balti houses, Italian bistros and gourmet burgers; there’s plenty for you to get your teeth into. Having said that, delicious sea-fresh fish in some form is pretty much always on the menu. So if you’re feeling peckish, pick your way through our guide to where to eat in Weymouth.
Places to eat in Weymouth
We can’t talk about places to eat in Weymouth without mentioning Manbo’s. Located on St. Mary Street, this is a small, family-run Italian bistro where you can expect a warm welcome and a delicious dinner. The scallops are fresh from Lyme Bay and have a reputation for tantalising taste buds.
The Handmade Pie & Ale House do exactly what they say on the tin, specialising in some of the most pukka pies on the south-coast. Depending on the day, their menu rotates through more than 30 different flavours and fillings, and as they’re made by hand, no two pies are ever the same.
If, however, you’re in the mood for curry, then check out Chilli’s. You can find them around the corner from the train station serving some seriously tasty curries concocted from the freshest ingredients using head-chef Herok’s fine-tuned recipes.
If you want to find out more about restaurants in Weymouth, then visit our dedicated page, where we’ve rounded up some of the town’s best eateries.
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Down at the southern tip of Weymouth, you can find the Crab House Café. As you may have guessed from the name, they specialise in fresh fish and seafood. To give you an idea of just how fresh we’re talking, the Crab House Café has its own Portland oyster beds just 30 feet away, which means they can go from the water to your table in a matter of minutes. A charming, rustic café with a panoramic view of Chesil beach and a menu that changes every day, based on what kind of catch the local fishermen bring to shore – you can see why Rick Stein praises the place.
Going shopping on St. Mary Street? Set a moment aside to pop into the Good Life Café where the scones are something else. Like all of their cakes, they’re baked fresh every day, ready for you to enjoy with a nice cup of tea, a handpicked selection of jams and a hefty dollop of clotted cream. So, sit back and relax amidst the quirky decor, take in the seaside views and indulge your sweet tooth. Plus, it’s one of Weymouth’s dog-friendly cafés too!
Alternatively, if you’re spending the day on Weymouth Beach, be sure to check out Café Oasis where the sand’s practically up to the front door. The food’s tasty and very reasonably priced when you consider that the portions are huge (and that’s the truth, not some fisherman’s tale!)
Handmade Pie and Ale House
Pie and Ale House, Weymouth
The Good Life Café
You’ll find plenty of things to do in Weymouth, whatever the weather. Visit Weymouth attractions to see Nothe Fort, Trinity Terrace, Radipole Lake and Durdle Door. Families visiting Weymouth will enjoy various activities like a trip to the SEA LIFE Centre, Weymouth’s Alexandra Gardens as well as explore scenic parks & playgrounds like Greenhill Gardens near Weymouth Beach. Bargain-hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Weymouth market while families can see what’s on at Weymouth Pavilion. However you choose to get around Weymouth during your stay, there’s plenty of ways to get a taste of Weymouth’s culture. Feeling peckish? Check out the best local places to eat in Weymouth before experiencing Weymouth's nightlife in the evenings.