- 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.
Hi It was lovely - the food was excellent and the service was really good - every member of staff we met were friendly and efficient - rather a nice change! We were looking for a new fish restaurant since the Riverside has closed and we have found it - we will be back - soon! Sandra
We had a lovely evening. I was particularly impressed that I was phoned to ask if we would like to change our reservation. I had booked a table outside but the weather had changed considerably, and was asked if we would prefer to eat inside. We remained outside. Food was excellent, and the service was provided by really delightful staff. Probably one of the best meals we have ever had!
Delicious, that is why we chose to eat there three times this week.
Delicious food in a truly unique setting
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, we both felt that the service was friendly, helpful and professional. The food was the best I have ever tasted, to be able to watch your food being prepared from the huge selection of fresh fish by the chef and his assistant was brilliant. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we had fun watching fellow diners attempting to get to their crab with a hammer and fork. It is not cheap by any means but the whole package is more than value for money. We will definitely be back when we next visit Portland.
We waited for 10 mins to be offered a drink, food was served on a cold plate and was itself barely warm. Service indifferent, a smile and friendly tone of voice would have been nice. Food itself was good but none of us thought it was special in any way. I’ve had much better fish elsewhere at a lower price. Idyllic ambience is not the same as poor service and savour the finest flavours does not excuse cold food. An email about the appalling traffic would have been nice. Yes, we were slightly late but it took us 90 mins to make a 25 min journey. In the days of email this would have been easy. Sadly we will not be returning.
Had a really lovely evening. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. Only slight and silly complaint was that we sat on the bench and with no cushion it really was rather uncomfortable. Would definitely recommend to friends and have already done so.
Excellent. Very impressed that you withdrew a desert because it was not up to your high standards. Best Turbot we have ever had.
What an amazing restaurant! We have always wanted to visit, but never got round to going. As a special treat before emigrating to Canada we thought we would have to finally do it! We were not disappointed, it was an awesome night sat in the boat. Thank you for the fantastic food and fantastic service.
It was great to enjoy that quality of food in such a relaxed laid back atmosphere.
Lovely food and excellent oysters!
Excellent meal, well prepared, pleasant and efficient staff
Fantastic little Gem!!! Great food and exceptional service. we will be back
Been on my bucket (and spade) list for a year or two and we finally got there. Had oysters and crab and it certainly lived up to expectations! Thanks.
We drive from Bath to eat with you because we rate your food and friendly service so highly. The scallops were excellent and my silver mullett just as good.....faultless. The vegetables served with the main were so good I could have eaten a plate full on there own. My regards to the team and keep doing what you do !
definitely a "special occasion" sort of place. Couldn't afford to eat there too often. Staff are excellent
This was the second time we have dined at The Crab House Cafe and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The food and service was of a very high standard. Although there is only one option for children it was delicious and both my little ones polished it off. We were sat by the kitchen and really enjoyed watching the chefs at work. I would certainly recommend The Crab House to friends (and have done so). I look forward to returning for a third time during our next holiday to Weymouth.
Service problem was a new waitress who failed to clear our starter plates when the mains arrived....we did report it at the time.
Superb dining experience in a glorious setting, wonderful seafood and friendly staff.
Excellent food and service.
We had booked an outside table, but the weather turned. The restaurant rang us without prompting and offered a sheltered table, at nearly the same time. Very imoressive!
Again, a great pleasure. Service is excellent, and the food hard to fault.
What an excellent food oasis. Everytime we frequent the Crabhouse we are greeted with smiling staff who cant do enough for you, the food is excellent with an excellent choice from the menu and specials board. Highly recommend to anyone who loves seafood.
We had an amazing time! Always friendly staff. Food amazing as usual:)