Pubs & Restaurants

Dine al fresco at The Boat That Rocks

Dine al fresco at The Boat That Rocks

  • Cove House Pub, 01305 820895, good wholesome food – overlooking Chesil Beach
  • The Boat That Rocks, 01305 823000, Portland Marina – very good daytime cafe and evening restaurant
  • The Jackson Gallery, 01305 826082, Coffee shop, snacks and cakes served all day. Art Gallery and cafe in Fortuneswell
  • Blue Fish Cafe, 01305 822991
  • Crab House Cafe, 01305 822991, for all seafood lovers
  • Quiddles Cafe, 01305 820651 - good cafe, all home made food – over looks Chesil Beach, Thursday night is Paella Night
  • Portland Heights, 01305 821361 - restaurant view amazing
  • Aqua Hotel, 01305 820651 - new daytime cafe – good for snacks

This is just a sample of tried and tested cafes and restaurants in the area, there are many more.


There are local events and festivals aplenty on the island and in Weymouth, everything from Jazz and folk festivals, fireworks and live music on the beach to the water festival, the seafood festival, the local steam fair and the quirky gooseberry fair.

Weymouth’s shops, sandy beaches, theatre, multiplex cinema, bowling, sports facilities, bustling and lively nightlife and traditional entertainment for little ones (donkey rides, Punch and Judy, Sharkey’s, Sealife Centre, etc.) are just 6 miles away and Dorchester, Dorset's County town is 14 miles. Both are within easy reach by car or bus and there is a regular and very good public transport system from Portland to Weymouth, Dorchester and beyond.