Southside Bar & Grill

Waterside holiday park , Bowleaze cove , Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, DT3 6pp
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Daily 10am till 10pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Southside Bar & Grill

Located in a fantastic beach-side location at Bowleaze Cove, Southside Bar & Grill has upper and lower outside decked plus a fully airconditioned inside seating area all overlooking Weymouth Bay and Weymouth beach.
The restaurant’s quirky modern interior is always a hit, but if you’d rather enjoy the fresh sea air our outdoor decking is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining in style.
Southside is open to the public and reservations can be made on our website. Our menus are created on a daily basis taking onboard what fish and are the freshest from our local suppliers and our roast lamb and Pork Belly dishes on Sunday are a real winner.

Poached Pear and Dorset Blue vinny salads , incredible sandwiches, there is no better place to enjoy incredible food and fresh home made meals than Southside.... See you soon

Cuisine: British, Burger, Child Friendly, Fresh Salads, Italian, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Chinese, Cocktails
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Disappointed with the menu and no specials menu. I know due to Covid menus are limited but 1 meal other than fish and chips could be a basic British favourite, preferably chicken. Burgers etc can be purchased at the Shack/Doghouse . Staff excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Great service

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Having booked a table with a heater we were shown to a table without one. We did get one after complaining but it was out in the open rather than by the wall. Because of this the food lost its heat very quickly and was uncomfortable as we were in the wind.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Excellent service as always

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

The fish was dry and thin, looked like only half a portion. Should have left and gone to waterside fish and chips but already paid on app.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Lovley food!! And Greta taht it has a play park also 🙌🏼

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Gabriella was a fantastic waitress. Very efficient and polite.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Food was really nice but the service was awful, we still had dirty plates left on our table from our starters while we ate our mains, nothing was cleared. Despite having a limited menu of only 4 items staff still didn't know what they were...it was only because the lady who took the booking told us that there was a special steak meal that we knew to order it...the waitress had no idea...not the best!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Birthday meal was welcoming, happy Birthday Nicola written on the menu, table dressed and steak and seafood meals were of an excellent standard. Staff totally worked hard throughout service, smiling all the way. If I was to say anything negative, I would say they need more staff, average wait for first drinks is half an hour as we watched around the restaurant. Can’t wait to go back. Chelsea stood out as amazingly organised.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

We have given one star for the door host. The only member of staff to adhere to social distancing, or demonstrate a good understanding of customer service. Bar staff on shift was shocking. We watched her dispense drinks for almost 25 minutes before receiving ours. We watched her top up the exact same lager twice as it sat on the counter for fifteen minutes and eventually had to ask the host who was busy seating other guests for our drinks. Waiting staff added drinks to our bill that weren’t ours, didn’t bother with social distancing and left us feeling uncomfortable. The refund given was in cash and dropped directly into the palm of our hands. Meanwhile other staff knocked glasses over the floor, fine - accidents occur but it took her an age to come out from behind the bar and actually address the customer safety issue she had created. We ended up warning a guest in a wheelchair before he ploughed straight through the sea of broken glass all over the floor. Menus were recycled for other guests to use, not following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Burgers were dire. Cheap patties, over cooked to hell. The cheese was cheap, grated sickly catering cheese - actually vile. One miserable lettuce leaf and tomato slice. It was grim. Best thing about our meal was the Birra Morreti on tap. £77 NOT well spent.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

The food was over priced for what it was. When we were paying the waiter asked if we had enjoyed the meal. We said not really and was about to explain why when he laughed at us! We weren't asking or expecting any money off or freebies was just offering some feedback. It also occurred to us after that the children's meals came with drinks and ice cream. We were charged for the drinks and not offered the ice cream so in actual fact you ended up better off.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

No vegetarian options. We didn't realise it was a limited menu on the night to struggled to find things to suit everyone. Food took quite a while to arrive. The food we ordered was lovely. The waitress was very friendly and polite.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The service was awful! We waited 20 minutes to be seated even though we had booked. We got to our table and waited 30 minutes before being served! The drinks then took 1 hour to arrive to our table and by the time the arrived we already had eaten our food. The food wasn’t that nice. The biggest problem was the awful service from the staff. Will not be eating there again.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

Excellent service, made to feel relaxed & lovely touches with a decorated table for our wedding anniversary meal.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

We asked to move outside as it was quite loud and this was not a problem. Only downside was that when I wanted to leave a tip, I wasn't able to on your system which was a shame as the gentleman who served us was very polite and attentive

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

As someone who has visited Waterside every year for over 20 years I was so disappointed when we arrived at Sourhside on a Sunday evening to be told that there were no Sunday dinners available, leaving a choice of starters, mac and cheese or a burger 😡, as parents of 2 children who would not eat either of these options we didn’t stay to eat as that is just not good enough. I completely understand that times are very different right now but still that is not acceptable. It spoiled our evening as we were unable to book anywhere else. I willl not be wasting my time booking again!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

This was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last. We had the most delicious roast dinner ... beautifully tender beef, giant Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes and delicious vegetables. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Sunday lunchtime, roast beef ,Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes very nice not hot but warm ,veg arrived in side dish good variety but cold ,we sent veg back waited about five minutes before being returned to us ,still not hot but nice tasting.Shame that food was not hot in first place ,drinks not charged for but would sooner pay full price for decent ,hot food .

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Great location

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

Love eating here! The food is amazing and all the staff are lovely ❤️

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The Thai food was excellent, best we have had since actually being in Thailand. The only downside was the hour and twenty minutes wait for our meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 July 2020

We went to the Thai night this week. When given menus we were not told of any items not available. We waited an hour for our one starter to come out when it did it was the wrong one. After another 15 minutes the right one finally arrived. We then asked if we could have our two children's meals pretty quick as they had now waited so long for food. When the kids meals arrived one only had 7 chips on it and the other was a cheeseburger which we hadn't ordered yet again and we asked for the chicken burger. After 5 more minutes the waiter was back with the same cheeseburger and said that the chicken burger wasn't available. We were not offered anything else and are very hungry child accepted it. Why were we not told when ordering that it wasn't available you only had 4 children's options so not hard to remember. Our mains finally came out when the kids had finally finished their food. Your Thai meals were very good but when told that the chilli garlic chicken is very spicy you expect spicy. Based on the wait time I wasn't willing to complain as I didn't fancy another 30+ min wait for my meal. When we paid and left there was 2 more customers complaining of the same issues we had with wait time and no apology. It would have been nice if someone had sorry about the wait but they never did and then to present a bill for £65 was a bit of an insult. We looked forward to Thai night as we have enjoyed the Thai food in past visits as it's always amazing sadly 2 hours to get your evening meal was a massive let down.

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Visited On Monday, 20 July 2020

Terrible booked for 40th meal so shocking my disabled farther had to go to bar as the table service shocking ect food burned excuse was on staff shame on you. Will be putting trip advisor

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Visited On Monday, 20 July 2020

Our waitress was lovely but there was no facility to leave a tip when paying by card!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

Had a really lovely roast lamb, will definitely be back.

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