Skip to content

Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
$$
“Good menu and incredible views! We recommend walking or cycling down for an early evening drink. Service can be slow as it's very popular but worth it for the beachside location. Dog and child friendly :)”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Best lobster in Dorset, just 35 mins away in a unique and unpretentious setting. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Only for real treats! Great food and views, great service. You will have to book way in advance for a table here. Also if you like that kind of thing have a walk around the walled kitchen garden. Spendy in the restaurant- Watch the wine bill! In summer they do flatbreads in the garden without bookings, phone ahead to check as they won’t do walk ins otherwise.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Amazing views, wonderful service. Whether it’s breakfast in the bar or an evening meal in the restaurant you won’t be disappointed. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Fabulous food with stunning views. Good idea to book, no dogs except on the balcony.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
$
“The perfect spot for a reviving pint and pasty after a walk in the Purbecks. Often has live music in its garden. Log fires in the winter. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
$$
“The food here is excellent - you can tell they use fresh ingredients and the menu has some interesting choices. It's very stylish - country and unpretentious but comfortable and inviting. It's also worth a visit for the drive through the Fonthill Bishop Estate - beautiful, stretched out well kept paddocks and fields with horses grazing and attractive wooden fences...Very English country! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cafe
“Nice for a casual dinner and drinks. Make sure to try their duck pizza. Plus they're currently doing Pizza and Prosecco Thursdays!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Great local restaurant - book ahead. At the weekend there is a speak-easy hidden bar above - ask when booking... ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“This restaurant is just across the causeway, before you reach Portland. It won 'Restaurant of the Year' in 2019 and has its own oyster beds. Well worth a visit!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bustling quay area with lots of pubs, restaurants, cafes. Boat trips for fishing or sight seeing available from Quay”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“The music is great and there are often special nights like Comedy night, music night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Absolutely perfect for a drink after a beach or cliff walk and delicious food, not the cheapest of places but just love that there are only 13 snug tables inside, they don’t take bookings but food is served all day.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
$
“Indoor entertainment centre, featuring the Splashdown water park and Cineworld cinema, Tenpin bowling, kids soft play, bingo and a range of restaurants.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tucked away and quintessentially English is this delightful place for afternoon tea, lunch or evening meal. In season you can even pick your own flowers from the extensive gardens.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“A must for all. Take the ferry from sandbanks over to this little gem . Great views and food. Perfect. ”
  • 21 locals recommend