Eating Out

Whether you are looking for fine dining, pub food or a romantic meal for two, eating out in Dorset has something to offer everyone. We are giving you a small sample of where to eat locally.

Eating out in Dorset

Local Pubs

Saxon Arms This is a true Dorset village pub which is great for families. It is dog friendly with wholesome pub food and real ales.

The Greyhound  In Sydling St Nicholas is an award winning pub with excellent food. It is situated in one of the prettiest small villages in Dorset.


Hix Oyster and Fish House Is perched on the hillside in Lyme Regis overlooking the Cobb. It also has panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast. Mark Hix uses local suppliers and only responsibly produced, carefully sourced and simply served British seasonal ingredients.

The Hive Beach Café This Café at Burton Bradstock sits on the shingle beach of Chesil Bank with wonderful views of the Dorset coastline. It is the perfect location to enjoy fresh, local seafood. Or you could sample homemade cakes and a cup of tea or some delicious ice cream.

Riverside Restaurant On the riverside at West Bay this is a two level waterside seafood restaurant. You will be able to sample locally caught fish, farmed meats and fresh vegetables all under one roof. This menu changes daily according to what is available from the market and local landings.

Crab House Café  This eatery looks out over Chesil beach. The Crab House Café have their own Portland Oyster beds just a stone’s throw from the restaurant. Set in a rustic seaside hut with outside tables there is a menu which changes daily.

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