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Crab House Cafe

Tried to come to the Crab House Cafe before but I was so badly organised ie. it was totally booked and for some strange reason I seem to think that no booking would be required. But it is soooo good that booking is of course essential.

The setting on Chesil beach is perfect; an eclectic mix of boats and fishermans stuff lying around, you know fishy stuff, like ropes and crab pots and a rusty conveyor belt the kids were fascinated by (which must be for sorting the oysters on ). The oysters mainly come from their own beds, literally in the estuary right in front of the cafe. We all got excited that we might find a pearl in someones lunch, as a news clipping on the wall declared had happened previously here; the conveyor belt a good pearl discovering tool.

Didn’t see a fisherman in action at the conveyor belt nor find that pearl but did have the most delicious food at a big jolly table for 20 outside under the awning with overhead heaters to keep off the chill. A seafood medley; lobster, oysters, crab , squid and the kids very content with a non battered fish and chips (at least I was happy at the non batter platter).

  • check before for seasonal opening hours
  • very small kids menu, but happy obliging staff
  • always book ahead!IMG_0820IMG_0825
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