How to better end a day by the beach than in one of the best restaurants in Weymouth? In this post I have researched the best restaurants in Weymouth – whether you are looking for Italian, Chinese, Indian, or even seafood… these are the 10 best restaurants in Weymouth.
1. Al Molo
This fine dining restaurant serves you locally sourced produce hand in hand with the finest Italian ingredients to give you the best of traditional Italian dishes straight from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Italy’s greatest gastronomic treasure“. Located on the famous shores of Weymouth, you’re promised an experience like no other. Enter through a simple building into an elegantly designed restaurant, with white and black floors contrasting against the pale blue themed interiors. The decorations here will be setting the tone for the class of the food you will be indulging in. Each dish is sophisticated but simple, allowing for each component to be savoured through all your senses. From beautiful linguine bathing in a tomatoey sauce, to fresh sardines happily resting with olives and dried tomatoes, to little juicy scallops, perfectly grilled drizzled in sauce and their decadent signature tiramisu, one unlike any other.
2. The Ship Inn Restaurant Weymouth
Being the first pub to be owned by Hall & Woodhouse and overlooking the entrance to Weymouth Harbour means this pub is a great place to relax and watch the world go by, one hand on a great brew and one holding a menu full of delicious dishes. It is a perfectly designed seaside pub, casual, bright and lively, with an upstairs area overlooking the marina, also available for private hire, along with a little secluded courtyard catering to groups of friends and family, especially enjoyed during the summer. Their food, classical and wholesome, with famous starters such as the Baked Camembert or Prawn Cocktail, followed by Forum Lager Battered Fish & Chips or Steak & Tanglefoot Pie. all their dishes are categorized under “must try”s, so visiting more than ones is a must. They have also made sure no one gets left behind by allowing you to bring your dog along making this a great dog-friendly restaurant in Weymouth.
3. Gurkha Bars and Restaurant
A buffet style bar and eatery which serves up dishes from China, Thailand, India and Nepal and is sought after for their English carvery buffet and Oriental food buffet on Sundays. It is located on Radipole lake, welcoming you to a cosy environment. The restaurant offers exotic and contemporary eastern flavours, from starters and soups to mouthwatering mains, served either indoors or outside on the deck, a floating patio allowing you to lounge by the water. They even offer a cold salad bar inclusive of delectable ice creams to clean your palate after a satisfying meal. They guarantee the availability of vegetarian meals, child friendly dishes as well as dishes on the menu to be cooked especially for you upon order. They are the winners of Scotland’s Business Awards – 2016, Best Speciality Restaurant, Best Edinburgh and Lothian Speciality restaurant and the Good Food Award for 3 years in a row from 2014. It even makes for the perfect gift, if you want to purchase a gift voucher.
4. Nautico Lounge Restaurant Weymouth
Located in an old Post Office building, this lounge is the epitome of casual and cosy. It promises to offer “all the comforts of home, but better, unless you have a chef and a bar” at home. Their food range includes vegan, gluten free and kids menus and their space, decorated with old pictures, an interesting mural and “tremendously dangly tassel-y lightshades” is ideal for any occasion, from a casual afternoon snack to celebratory evening drink, and even comprises a small garden for those seeking outdoor seating. You can even choose to takeaway, guilt free too, all packaging being recyclable or compostable. Their dishes are full, hearty and welcoming, just like them, a feast for both the tongue and the eyes, and also consist of gluten free and vegan options. They’re even winning awards for this, such as ‘Best Vegan Menu’ and ‘Best Dessert’ from the PETA vegan food awards. Looking for a Vegan restaurant in Weymouth? Try this one!
5. Shalims Balti House
Serving up your favourite Indian dishes in a refined and sophisticated setting, you will find all the authentic dishes, as well as their signature dishes on the extensive A La Carte menu. The chef is noted to care for the selection of meat, choosing only the most tender cuts, as well as hand picking the freshest vegetables, ensuring fresh and tantalising flavours with every bite. The staff is trained to cater to all your needs as your smell buds lose control as you enter the space. The menu is sure to keep you busy for a while as you choose between all types of meat except pork, steaming biryanis, mouthwatering side dishes and soft breads. You’re sure to want to try everything. You can even choose to savour these in the comfort of your home by ordering takeaway.
6. Restaurant Les Enfants Terribles Weymouth
A charming blue door of a white washed building leads you to one of the most sought after restaurants in Weymouth, with dainty outdoor seating and an inviting menu board calling you to walk in. The essence of this restaurant is to serve the freshest of the locally caught fish and other local produce, and chef Eric invites you to join in and be spoilt, and like a terrible child, you may never want to eat seafood from anywhere else. You’ll also find meat dishes though, so fret not, and the great ambience is accompanied by great service and 30 years of experience of the chef, which all blend to form the perfect dishes. Chef Eric also takes great pride in freshly baked desserts, so be sure to leave plenty of room for that.
7. The Dorset Burger Company
Imagine walking into a space which is entirely designed to cater to all your burger dreams. This is exactly what The Dorset Burger Company offers, a contemporary, rustic setting serving the best of the local meats in the form of decadent burgers. The Dorset Burger Company is the fine dining of a burger joint, their award winning menu consisting of items such as the “Black & Blue” – a beef burger topped with blue cheese and sliced field mushrooms on top or “The Brie & Bacon” – a beef burger topped with brie, Denhay Farms bacon and cranberry sauce. You’re also assured a veggie options and many kids items, equally tantalising both in variety and taste, so everyone in the family can leave fully satisfied. You can also find side dishes and delightful desserts. The Dorset Burger Company may just be a burger haven.
8. Seabeats Restaurant Weymouth
A family run seafood restaurant, with owner and head chef born and bred in Weymouth. The menu is vast and consists of fresh catches and specials, everything from seafood, vegetarian and meat options, each dish carefully prepared. You’ll find sophisticated, mouthwatering, belly filling dishes such as Arctic char orange and pomegranate with courgette and carrot ribbons, Bass fillet, gnocchi, tomato, raisin and spinach, Fish & Seafood Stew, Gurnard fillet, gremolata, sea beet, squash puree, potato fondant, Haddock fillet wild mushrooms , mushroom puree, spring onion garlic mash and truffle oil and the typicals such as Mixed Seafood Platter and fresh oysters, typical and traditional but full of vitamin sea goodness nevertheless. This place is so renowned for their seafood that it even won the Food Awards England-2019 for the best seafood establishment.
They proclaim themselves to “specialise in the best Fish and Seafood that Weymouth has to offer.” and also offer vegetarian and non seafood dishes to complement their wide range of seafood dishes. This cosy bistro is located close to the Marina, where you’ll hear the soft waves and feel the salt in the breeze. It is able to fit up to 90 people comfortably, also available for private functions. The interiors are kept simple, quite opposite to the delectable food served. The dishes are all elaborate, colourful and a hearty feast, both to the eyes and the tongue. From carefully prepared whole fish, to fish swimming in juicy soup, to surf and turf dishes consisting of giant lobsters alongside tender steaks, every dish is like a declaration of love and passion, to you, the food sitting on your plate and the service being offered.
10. Crab House Cafe Weymouth
An idyllic space, with outdoor seating overlooking a beautiful part of the coast, the Chesil beach. Don’t be fooled by their relaxed charm, these guys have been winners of many food awards, you’ll soon understand why. Their daily menu many even change twice, depending on the catch of the day, the oysters you’ll have will be caught in front of you and on your table within minutes, giving “fresh” a whole new meaning, the crabs served will be caught along the English Channel, freshly made and “served on large wooden boards with a hammer, nut-crackers, various picks and forks”, accompanied by a bib and all their other fish will also be from within a 40 miles. They are documented in the likes of ‘the guardian’, ‘The Independent’, ‘The Daily Telegraph’ and BBC, to mention a few, honouring their world class reputation for seafood. Nigel, the owner, boasts years of experience in sourcing, the preparation and cooking of seafood, which has even led him to publish a book, full of “simple, rustic and easy to cook” dishes.