West Dorset

West Dorset has some fantastic restaurants and food producers. You can read all our reviews of the West Dorset establishments here – including Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport.

Review of West Bay Hotel

Review of West Bay Hotel

Sam had a lovely time tasting the new menu at the West Bay Hotel near Weymouth

Food Producer Review of Wyld Country Beef

Food Producer Review of Wyld Country Beef

There nothing I love more than discovering some of Dorset’s hidden gems and this was definitely one of those times. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Steve, the founder fo Wyld Country Beef, a farmer and a real foodie, based just outside of…

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

I passed the entrance to Glebe Farm Owermoigne everyday for over two thirds of my working life and when the signs for their free-range turkeys went up, it would herald the start to the Christmas festivities. So I was thrilled to finally head up the…

Review of Dorset Herbs

Review of Dorset Herbs

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year,…

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

When I last visited Myra’s Kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) it was called Sushi & More and that was way back in 2015 just after it opened. We were kindly invited back to sample their food and excited to see what Paul, front of…

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

Review of The Crow’s Nest in the Square in Weymouth

My first visit to The Crow’s Nest was way back in 2011, then I enjoyed a fried breakfast as a birthday treat and was one of my first reviews that I ever did. They still do great breakfasts and now serve my favourite style of…

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

Review of Waste Not Want Not in Bridport

The war on single use plastic is on, this battle was vividly highlighted by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. Since then every major supermarket in Britain has pledged to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025 – we wait and see on that one. Lydia Wilson is…

Review of the Dark Bear in Bridport

Review of the Dark Bear in Bridport

There is a new cocktail bar called Dark Bear opened in Bridport, it takes over the Aroma Cafe from 18:00 till late, Wednesday through to Saturday. Dark Bear is a joint venture by Lloyd Brown & David Smith, who are Dorset’s leading mixologists. We were…

Review of West Country Catch in Weymouth

Review of West Country Catch in Weymouth

Seafood supplier West Country Catch was formed in 2013 by Tim & Lou Edwards and were originally based in a small unit in Dorchester. As their business grew they needed larger premises, in 2017 they moved into a spacious unit in Link Park, Weymouth. Tim…

Review of Firepot food pouches

Review of Firepot food pouches

John Fisher created his Firepot brand of natural & healthy dehydrated food, after trying unsuccessfully to find a suitable one on the market. It has taken three years of research & development to create his healthy range of meals that just need boiling water to…