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Down House Farm Cafe, Higher Eype

A real hidden gem. Its quite a climb up from the A35 (signed as you take the Eype turn off). The narrow road is fine until you reach Eddie Grundys house where the road is in tatters. I have often had to reassure people worrying they have taken a wrong turn. You haven’t and its worth the ride when you get there. The cafe is like a hidden grotto, mainly seats outside but most have shelter. The food is all homemade, simple, using local ingredients and their organic meat. Its all very laid back. Thats not an Eddie Grundy kind of laid back… Read more

Quiddles Cafe, Chesil Cove, Portland

On leaving Weymouth you  follow the edges of the 18 mile long Chesil Beach and follow its curve through Portland to get to Chesil Cove. One of the best bribes for all, to reward after a long walk on the beach, is Quiddles Cafe – a small seafood cafe with a short menu of good simple food. I love the mackerel pate, for some reason it tastes so much better than any I have ever made. Maybe its the stunning view out to sea. In milder climes you can sit out at the front along the promenade.

  •, check for opening times.
  • Thursday evenings open for paella.
  • Easy walking along promenade, tougher on the shingle.
  • Brilliantly located skate park on the beach as you are leaving the Cove towards Weymouth.