- Disabled Access
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Crab House Cafe
Dine in an idyllic ambience overlooking the Portland coast in relaxed, unpretentious surroundings, savour the finest flavours... Discover the hidden pearl of the South West.
The service staff are always charming. We rarely thank the chefs sadly as we do not want to disturb them. Thank you all. Great lunch. Changing innovative menu.
This is our second visit. It is a winning combination of wonderful fresh fish matched with appropriate wine and served with cheerful enthusiasm and kindness. Everyone seems to enjoy working there.
Very pleasant atmosphere. Staff very pleasant but professional. Always a great place to eat.
Fantastic as ever!
We loved it. Everyone in the team was so kind and helpful.
We had a fantastic meal, which couldn't have been better. Great service. Loved the signature gin!
My wife and I had a delightful dinner including the very best fresh cracked crab that I've ever eaten out. Two tiny criticisms; My main course was red mullet. I could be mistaken but I do not believe that there was anything on the menu indicating that the goats cheese filling would be mixed with breadcrumb...I cannot eat wheat and had to remove. Also, I would have preferred more of a wine choice when ordering by carafe, wines with lower alcohol content, say c12.5%. My wife and I enjoy different wines, we ordered two carafes and we both struggled a little when ordering. As said, we had a fantastic supper and this is nitpicking...
Lovely fresh seafood and fish. Perfect oysters followed by beautiful dressed crab. The main courses were delicious with very generous portions. We will definitely return!
We recently came for lunch and the food was excellent. The place is cosy with some quirky touches. We ate inside this time, but plan on coming back in the summer so that we can try sitting outside. If you love fish (there are only fish dishes on the menu) this is definitely somewhere you should try.
We had an amazing evening as we have had before with you, and bring family with us this time made it even more special. The only reason you have not scored 5 stars for value for money was the disappointment over one of the starters, it was tasty however the cost compared to the value of the other dishes we felt was a little below our expectations. Other than that a fabulous evening - Thank you.
Always love coming
2nd time we’ve been. Excellent service, fantastic, fresh seafood!
Excellent meal with the added fun of being on the "chefs" table
Excellent- really enjoyed it- could not believe it was full by 6.30pm- bought some of your Gin- so still have this to go! Jo
We live locally and have eaten here as a family several times, really friendly staff who are very willing and able to accommodate your requests. Attentive but not intrusive. Prices reflect the quality and we have never been disappointed, thank you the Jeffrey family.
Excellent customer care as always a great rime had by all, thank u to the team
Fantastic food and exceptional service.
Absolutely delicious lunch yesterday - we both had sole and it was perfectly cooked and so tasty. Will be back for more!
Fabulous tasting well cooked fresh fish as usual. Vegetable selection and portion size rather scant for prices charged. Friendly service . Have been coming for many years and will continue to visit when in the area.
Every time we come to Portland (which is v often) we make sure to book a lunch/dinner in. My fave place to go. I have the same to eat and I love it!! My hubby and I scoot there from Portland-love it!
I have never left the Crab House without feeling thoroughly well fed and thoroughly satisfied. Reliably excellent.
‘Serious’ fish restaurant with a very relaxed atmosphere in a great setting. All dishes beautifully cooked and the ingredients fresh and locally sourced. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Would strongly recommend and we will definitely return again when we are next in the area.
The food is absolutely superb... I haven't ordered a crab yet, but I have seen loads of people enjoying themselves in cracking a whole crab - with a real hammer :o). Absolutely recommend it...
This was our first visit, but undoubtedly not our last! Although we will have to save up before we come again... but for a celebration or special occasion, it could not be bettered, even on a very wet, cold February lunchtime. The staff are excellent and very helpful indeed, and were delighted when I enjoyed my very first oyster..