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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Dorset

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Dorset? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Tom's Lyme Regis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (750)
£26 to £40
British
Lyme Regis
About the restaurant
Tom's Lyme Regis is a multi award winning restaurant situated on the Lyme Regis seafront offering exceptional views over Lyme Bay. We are dedicated to serving stunning food and delivering outstanding service.
Each dish on our menu has been created using fresh local produce that changes with the seasons providing you with an exciting varied menu focused on bold flavours. Since opening in 2020 we have received several accolades including an AA Rosette in culinary excellence, Jurassic Business Award winners for Best Restaurant and Best Business, & finalists in the prestigious Trencherman's Awards for Best Front of House Team and Best Newcomer.

Top review
Marlow
Dined 7 days ago
Outstanding seafood and warm, friendly service appreciated by all of us, especially our 4 year old, thanks to all staff
A photo of The Anchor Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (663)
£25 and under
British
Bridport
About the restaurant
You'll find us nestled snugly right on Seatown Beach, hidden along one of the many coves that litter Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline. Once a smugglers haunt, the pub now serves a seasonal menu with a focus on seafood and fresh local produce.

Complete with wood fires and Palmers award winning ales, the pub is the perfect location to refuel after a day on the coastal path or for a special evening meal with friends or family.


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DavidE
Dined on May 30, 2024
Fantastic food and service. Loved it and highly recommend.
A photo of Lulworth Lodge restaurant
4.6
4.6 (360)
£25 and under
Bistro
West Lulworth
About the restaurant
Set a pebble's skim from the iconic Lulworth Cove, our all-day ground floor bistro serves contemporary food sourced from the local ingredients.


For lunch service we offer our seasonal ‘a la carte’ menu and a nibbles / sandwich menu, so please drop by for a crab sandwich or cream tea on the terrace. Dogs are welcome on the terrace as well as in the restaurant.

We are sorry to say we are unable to take reservations for the outside seating area, however you can always just walk in !

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SamP
Dined 6 days ago
We stayed for 2 nights and ate here both days. Lovely food and even better service ….thankyou to Will, Maya and Ellie!
A photo of Oliveto restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2400)
£26 to £40
Italian
Weymouth
About the restaurant
Oliveto brings Italian cuisine from the heart of the owners and Italian Chefs. Using local produce with the finest Italian ingredients the restaurant prides itself on quality food with a difference in a venue which provides an amazing setting. Whilst dining on excellent cuisine you can enjoy panoramic views of Weymouth Bay and the Jurassic coastline in a relaxed and grand setting. Respecting the building's origins as part of the piers bandstand the restaurant's decor nods to the past incorporating art deco features together with modern design. You sense a feeling of luxury as you walk through the doors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Really enjoyable visit to Oliveto last night. They brought our dog a bowl of water when we arrived which was nice. Food, service, and ambience all great. Highly recommend.
A photo of The Clubhouse West Bexington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (336)
£25 and under
Seafood
Bridport
About the restaurant
Iconic Coastline. Fantastic Food.

Serving fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce, focusing on fish and seafood, lovingly prepared to our customers from near & far.
Our Garden Pavilion, patio and relaxing garden area are seasonal additions offering far-reaching sea views and evening sunsets to each and every table.

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SharonM
Dined 6 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Clubhouse. Food, service & ambiance were perfect & exceeded expectations.
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4.5
4.5 (972)
£26 to £40
British
Lyme Regis
About the restaurant
Situated on the beachfront, overlooking the Cobb and the Jurassic Coast, the Harbour Inn offers casual dining for all the family. This well-established family business provides a dining experience to be thoroughly enjoyed by all. Specialising in fresh local fish and meat presented with an imaginative twist. We look forward to welcoming both old and new customers.
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MikeN
Dined 7 days ago
Came here for my wife's birthday. Excellent Food, beautifully cooked. Delicious Scallops to start then my wife had a huge bowl of Bouillabaisse with Rosemary Focaccia while I had excellent Pan-fried Hake with roasted Vegetables. My only criticism is the small quantity of vegetables that came with the Hake. One roasted carrot and one stalk of broccoli, plus some excellent Dauphinoise potato. Not enough to make a complaint but a little more would have just topped the dish up well. Great friendly service, not intrusive and well informed staff who understood what they were serving. We will definitely be coming back.
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4.5
4.5 (182)
£25 and under
Pizza Bar
Bridport
About the restaurant
Iconic Coastline. Fantastic Food.

one of "the top 20 of the UK’s best seaside restaurants, cafes and shacks! - The Guardian
Serving fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce, lovingly prepared to our customers from near & far.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food ….love this restaurant on the beach! Great staff.
A photo of Hive Beach Cafe restaurant
4.4
4.4 (644)
£25 and under
Seafood
Bridport
About the restaurant
Iconic coastline, fantastic food
Serving fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce, focusing on fish and seafood, lovingly prepared to our customers from near & far.
The Hive Pavilion with wrap-around patio & a seasonal addition of the Top Marquee each offering far-reaching sea views and evening sunsets to each table.
Check in on arrival will be at the front desk in our main marquee. Please note at peak times there may be a slight delay on arrival for your table. Booked tables will be available for the time you have reserved, early access will not be permitted.

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SusanB
Dined 2 days ago
Very nice not as much as usual rather small bit of fish.
A photo of The Oyster & Fish House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1868)
£26 to £40
Fish
Lyme Regis
About the restaurant
Perched on the hillside offering panoramic views of The Cobb and Jurassic Coast, The Oyster & Fish House is arguably the most picturesque spot in Dorset to enjoy locally sourced fish and seafood. A large terrace wraps around the informal, light and airy dining room offering the perfect al fresco experience with unrivalled views of the coastline.

We support our local fishermen, so you may often see them bringing their catch up to the restaurant. In addition to a selection of snacks and starters, you can expect simply grilled fish on the bone, and of course, the delicious Dorset oysters and shellfish we have on our doorstep. The menu can change twice a day depending on what the fishermen bring to us. Please note we do not serve meat dishes, but we do have vegetarian, vegan and kids menus available.

Large tables are welcomed, and for bookings of 16 or more (including book outs) we ask for you to choose one of our seasonal feasts - designed to share.

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MattH
Dined 5 days ago
Didn't feel overly welcomed or valued for a Wednesday lunchtime, staff looked tired. Food was epic as usual. And had a lovely time.
A photo of The Restaurant at Knoll House restaurant
4.1
4.1 (452)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Swanage
About the restaurant
With a focus on fine Anglo-French food and a traditionally English atmosphere, our restaurant offers a selection of dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients. The dress code is smart casual, and you can join us for breakfast from 8-9:45am and dinner from 6-8:30pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Interesting first time meal at this restaurant. The hotel has an interesting history that doesn’t seem to be overplayed. One kind of expects Jack Nicholson to turn up at some point with an axe in his hand but he must have been having a nap upstairs! An enjoyable experience and very pleasant staff.
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