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Summary

£52
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5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The freshest fish right beside Chesil Beach” (of Ian McEwan fame) is all part of the “exceptional experience” and “incredible range of dishes” on offer at this “quirky” beach shack, “just off Portland”, owned by local oyster farmers (and where the “yummy” crab etc. comes “without costing a fortune”, too).

Summary

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The essence of summer eating”“select the simplest dishes” (go for the “very fresh fish and crab” – one or two more complex options are “mucked about with unnecessarily”) and they are “guaranteed to be good” at this “fun and interesting” beachside café (behind Chesil Beach and owned by local oyster farmers).

Summary

£49
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s great fun cracking a whole crab with a hammer” or gargling down some of the other “amazing seafood” or “excellent fish” at this “relaxed beachside café” (“behind Chesil Beach and owned by local oyster farmers”): “on a relaxing sunny afternoon, the best place to be…”

Summary

£48
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perennially good, fresh and imaginative fish dishes” (not least the “best oysters”) are the hallmark of this atmospheric spot in a “fabulous” village location. “Pick a warm summer day and you’re in paradise”, sitting in the lush garden overlooking the oyster beds.

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Owner's description

We are situated in a breathtaking part of Dorset, looking out over Chesil beach. We have our own Portland Oyster beds just a stone’s throw from the restaurant so you can enjoy fresh Oysters on your table within minutes of them leaving the water! 

We also specialise in other types of seafood, most loved are the fresh, local Crabs. A good size, caught along the English Channel, that are then freshly boiled, chopped in half and then stir fried in garlic, chilli, ginger and herbs. The Crabs are served on large wooden boards with a hammer, nut-crackers, various picks and forks and a bib. Don't just take our recommendation, the Crab House Cafe has had the nod of approval from Rick Stein as well as the Observer and all the other broadsheet supplements. 

Other than our popular Crabs, the menu at the Crab House consists of delicious fish & seafood recipes all from fish landed within 40 miles. So why not treat yourself to a tempting meal at the Crab House Cafe and a day out to remember on the Dorset Coast!

 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.50 £21.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.90
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
44
Ferrymans Way, Portland Road, Weymouth, DT4 9YU
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday6 pm‑8:30 pm

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