Chip Shops, Pubs & Restaurants in Weymouth

Enjoy some of this award-winning food the next time you visit us.

Don’t settle for an average meal in a boring chain restaurant, there are so many fantastic independent restaurants in the town, but unless you do a bit of research beforehand you might well miss these altogether.

Thanks to it’s strong history with hospitality, the people of Weymouth understand what makes a good food experience and thanks to the constant supply of fresh fish and locally sourced farmed goods, the quality is consistently high throughout the year.

Take a look at our hot tips for places to eat in Weymouth and don’t forget to book in advance:



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This long trusted chip shop has been decorated with many awards over the years including being named one of the Top 20 chip shops in the country at the 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards. Fish’n’Fritz is one of a handful of eateries in Weymouth that was also awarded with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, demonstrating their commitment to producing top-class food and service throughout the year. You can either take your food away with you, or eat in their clean restaurant serviced with Beatson’s fans.

A standard plate of Fish and Chips (with bottomless chips if you choose to stay in) starts at £8.90.



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Crustacean is one of the sleekest, slickest restaurants in Weymouth and also one of the best places to eat seafood in town. Although the large restaurant can seat up to 90 people during peak times, service is typically very quick and the menu offers a plethora of fresh seafood served in a variety of ways. Starters include Lyme Bay Mussels and Smoked Salmon Terrine, whilst the Crustacean Seafood Platter shows off the huge range of locally caught shellfish that Weymouth has to offer.

The excellent Crustacean Seafood platter is £34.95 per person, those not partial to seafood can try their Half Rack of Lamb for £18.95.

Mallams Restaurants


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Just by stepping into the understated Mallams Restaurant you are hit with the sumptuous scent of freshly cooked seafood and carefully prepared meat. This classy restaurant might be one of the most costly in Weymouth, but it also happens to offer some of the best food in town. The friendly front of house staff are sure to welcome each guest with real warmth and are more than happy to talk you through the restaurant’s changing menu of locally sourced food, prepared with a modern flourish.

Their Pan-seared fillet of sea bass with Asian chicken broth is £18.50 – divine.

The Dorset Burger Company


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You’ll find this award-winning burger join just opposite the train station in the town centre and whilst the menu is free of any seafood, the food on offer is undeniable local. Burgers are, unsurprisingly, the order of the day here and the team at The Dorset Burger Company are passionate about creating the very best meat sandwiches in town. The food here has won the Gold Award from Taste of the West for four consecutive years and does not disappoint.

The Triple Meat Threat (£13.59) is the big challenge for carnivores, whilst vegetarians and vegans are well served with their own menu of options starting at £11.29.

Relax in the lap of luxury at one of these hotels

Put your feet up and forget your troubles…

These luxurious hotels offer spectacular service and a peaceful night’s sleep.

A good hotel puts the needs of the customers above all else, no request is too much to ask and every effort will be made by the staff to ensure that guests enjoy their time. Having been a popular tourist destination for decades, Weymouth is packed full of hotels ranging from the cheap and cheerful to the expensive and decadent: regardless of the price you pay, you can almost guarantee that you’ll be treated with the utmost respect and civility.

There’s a hotel to suit every taste here, if you want to sink into history then there are plenty of 18th century hotels on the Esplanade, or if you prefer something a bit more contemporary then you can try a chic place in the town centre complete with modern doors from Portfolio and other such 21st century features.

Check out our favourite hotels in the list below, but don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment:

Somerset House Hotel

There aren’t many hotels in Weymouth like the Somerset House Hotel, it’s outlandish décor and bizarro visual flair might put off discerning guests, but those willing to give it a shot will be surprised by the number of modern features that each uniquely decorated room comes with. Only a few minutes walk from the beach and just a stone’s throw away from the railway station, this is a centrally located hotel which also benefits from a BBQ restaurant, bar and deli on site – perfect for meat lovers!

Double rooms start at £117.80 and even include breakfast.

The Hotel Rex

The decidedly retro Hotel Rex is relic from a bye-forgotten era of hotel establishments. Deep red carpets cover this historical hotel which was originally built to accommodate the Duke of Clarence whilst King George III was holding court in Weymouth. Although the hotel has its historical roots, the hotel has kept up to date with the times by installing wireless internet throughout the premises, as well as a lift that serves all floors. A stay at the Hotel Rex is like taking a step back to a time of Great British hospitality.

Double rooms with spectacular sea-view start at £81.22

The Chatsworth

There’s plenty of harbourside accommodation on offer in Weymouth, but few get you so close to the water than the elegant Chatsworth, a long established Georgian hotel that prides itself on its comfort and affordability. Places right at the southern end of the Esplanade, rooms at this hotel offer commanding views of both the harbour and Weymouth Bay, there’s also a sun terrace which is perfect for relaxing on in the evening or enjoy a cooked breakfast on a glorious sunny morning. Guests can order fresh seafood in the day and make the most of a BBQ menu in the summer.

Double en-suite rooms start at a reasonable £80 per night.

No. 98 Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotels balance a building’s historical charm with modern décor and it’s safe to say that the No. 98 Boutique Hotel does this to perfection. The unassuming frontage on Weymouth’s historic Esplanade is your first hint that this is a unique hotel and the interior doesn’t disappoint. Each one of the 9 bedrooms on offer here has been refurbished in a summery Mediterranean style, making a stay here a real treat to remember. Goose down duvets, fluffy towels and an exemplary breakfast make this one not to miss!

Double rooms start at £110 during low season.

Fantastic Events This Christmas

Looking for a bit of festive fun this December?

Take a look at the roster of festive events that we have coming up in Weymouth and the surrounding area….

Christmas Shopping Night @ The Front Skatepark

The Front Skatepark is a community-run charity skate park that subsists purely off the contributions off of government funding and the kind donations from local people throughout the year. Their annual Christmas Shopping Night presents parents with the perfect opportunity to drop in and grab some exclusive deals (not to mention a complimentary hot drink and mince pie). Their stock encompasses all skate sports including BMX, inline and scooters.

30th November 2018 at The Front Skatepark Shop from 7pm-9pm

Weymouth Christmas Light Switch On

Thousands of festive townspeople turn out for the yearly Christmas Light Switch On which is always a special occasion, especially for young ones. This is truly a family event with hundreds of volunteers taking part in the festive celebrations. A lantern parade will escort Santa and his sleigh into town, who will be accompanied by the Mayor of Weymouth and the stars of this year’s pantomime.

1st December 2018 in Weymouth Town Centre from 5pm

Giant Gift & Craft Fair

Weymouth Pavillion will be packed to the rafters with local artists, designers and crafty folk who will be showing off their huge range of unique wares for one day only. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop, whilst supporting local businesses. The fair is free to enter and refreshments will be available from the Pavillion cafe.

2nd December 2018 at Weymouth Pavillion from 10am-4pm

Nativity on the Move

If you’re keen to get a pure, unadulterated shot of the Christmas spirit then you’ll find no better event than the innovative Nativity on the Move. Wrap up warm and bring a torch to this living Nativity story experience that people of all ages can enjoy. You’ll be able to follow Mary and Joseph with a real donkey on their way to the fabled stable, stopping by the Inn and even King Herod’s palace on the way.

13th December 2018 at Radipole Gardens from 6pm

Dick Whittington

It’s not Christmas without a pantomime! This year’s performance is the classic Dick Whittington, brought to life by Made to Measure Productions. Returning to the stage once more is Weymouth’s Favourite Dame Lee Redwood, who’s joined by Gwynfryn West, who’s back for his fourth successive year – this will be a night to remember, so don’t forget to book your tickets as soon as possible!

15th December 2018-5th January 2019 at Weymouth Pavillion, 2pm & 6pm showings

Chase the Pudding: Santa Run

Get your Santa outfit and your running shoes on for this festive 5km dash. Hundreds of people take part each year in this jolly jaunt which is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. Entrance is £15 per person, kids can also come along and enjoy Chase the Elf, a shorter 2km run. Entrance fees go towards the running of the event and raising money for charity is suggested.

16th December 2018 at Weymouth Pavillion, starting at 10:45am