Weymouth has long been a popular destination for families and holidaymakers visiting Dorset, but over the past few years, it has also gained a reputation for having a fantastic array of eateries. Whether you want some fast food, some fine dining, freshly caught seafood or something else entirely, you’ll find something to suit even the fussiest eaters.

Sea Beats

This Café/Bistro is THE place to go if you are in the mood for some fresh seafood. Located right on the Esplanade with a perfect view of the seafront, this small family-run seafood restaurant not only uses locally sourced food but also boasts a head chef who was born and trained in the town. The menu offers a range of fabulous seafood options including mussels and calamari for starters and Hake, Arctic Char, Haddock and much more for mains. It’s a great place for the whole family with a separate children’s menu and options for vegetarians.

Image: SeaBeats.

The Dorset Burger Company

If you’re a fan of burgers, you absolutely have to visit the Dorset Burger Company. Based in the town centre, right opposite the train station, just along from the Jubilee Clock, which you can’t miss. The burgers you can get here are multi-award winners and with a huge selection to choose from on the menu, you’ll need to keep coming back to try them all. There is a selection of vegan and vegetarian burgers, as well as meat burgers including pulled pork, locally reared beef, chicken and even burgers inspired by worldwide cuisine. All the burgers are served in a roll with Dorset grown salad, homemade coleslaw and seasoned fries, which won’t leave you with much room for dessert, but if you can manage to squeeze something else in, we recommend taking a quick look at the menu.

Image: Dorset Burger Company.

Bennett’s on the Waterfront

Bennett’s has been a cherished part of Weymouth Harbour since 1989, offering freshly prepared fish and chips and other seaside favourites. Choose to sit in and take a load off or take away and take a walk around the harbour. Like most fish and chip shops, you have a wide range of food on offer from the classics such as seafood, sausages and chips as well as more unusual fare such as battered mars bars! It’s perfect for visiting with the whole family as kids have their own menu and there are even special prices for senior citizens! The menu even highlights where the seafood comes from!

Image: Bennett’s on the Waterfront.


Technically a little out of the town centre, you’ll find the Taste* Café at Chesil Beach, which can be found between Weymouth and Portland. The beach itself is a World Heritage Site and is well worth a visit if you’re in the Weymouth area. Being so close to both Weymouth and Portland’s Harbours, there are plenty of locally sourced produced delivered daily to grace the menus. This is cute little café serves a variety of homemade and locally sourced food all day from breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea that caters for all dietary requirements, it’s the perfect place to stop for some refreshments while exploring the visitor’s centre and the beautiful beach.

Image: Taste* Chesil Beach.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday resort near the sea with beautiful scenery, plenty to do, activities for every age and loads of delicious menus, look no further than Weymouth. The beach is a blue-flag winning beach and constantly finds itself being listed in the top beaches in Europe, plus it has plenty of Georgian grandeur, a bustling town centre and being right on the Jurassic Coast, plenty of history.

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