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Mallams Restaurant

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Seafood, International, British, Contemporary
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5 Trinity Road | The Old Harbour, Weymouth DT4 8TJ, England
+44 1305 776757
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6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mallams is a long standing favourite of both locals and visitors since...
Mallams is a long standing favourite of both locals and visitors since 1990. The restaurant is in an beautiful position with views of the bustling harbour.The Tudor beams and stone walls of the listed building have a traditional feel but are complemented by contemporary decor. The food is very definitely in the 21st century, an eclectic mix of ideas from British cuisine, with a touch of French and some Asian influence as well, always using the freshest, local produce. Seafood is much in evidence, as you would expect, but meat, game and poultry feature too.All this mixed with exciting wines and cocktails and friendly and attentive service and a really personal touch from the hands on owners make this a venue to remember. We are always happy to discuss your requirements for special celebrations, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and we will be pleased to design a special menu just for you.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 270
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
romantic fantastic food...yes really.go but have to book.

The staff were nice and chatty, the food was amazing the flavours wow...presentation splendid.we had the 25 years celebration menu with glass of fizz , lovely, will be my favourite place now.so dont go , WE CANT ALL FIT IN AND ITS MINE?......

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
lorraine d
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Daventry
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Strolling along Weymouth's busy harbourside at 7.30 one Thursday evening, searching for a nice supper venue, my wife and I were taken by this place but, we were concerned that as we hadn't booked, we may not be able to get a table. However, although the place was reasonably full, there was an available table. It's cosy inside in more... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you felt you experience to be disappointing. If you had mentioned that you thought the sole was overlooked the waiting staff would have replaced the dish or offered you an alternative. Obviously taste is a very subjective thing and the crab cakes, hake and sole are amongst our top selling dishes. We are glad that... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Stayed in Weymouth for two nights. Didn't realise that the last food order in a WHOLE town is taken by 9pm. Didn't book. Came just after 9. Kindly get served. Bad not carrying service, moody waitress - making faces about every single thing we asked for. Lemon wedge for mussels? Another beer? Bit more mash pot for the pie?-all of... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry you had trouble getting served in our town after 9pm. We take last orders at 9.30 as is clearly stated on Trip Advisor. As you can see our staff are normally highly praised on the reviews so I am not sure what went wrong here, I will of course be speaking to... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The staff were nice and chatty, the food was amazing the flavours wow...presentation splendid.we had the 25 years celebration menu with glass of fizz , lovely, will be my favourite place now.so dont go , WE CANT ALL FIT IN AND ITS MINE?......

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a fantastic experience. We are very flattered to be you new favourite place and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon next time you visit from Oxford (my husband's hometown incidentally!) More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

On arrival, we were given an extensive cocktail menu and enjoyed fruity champagne. We had a range of lovely food from the seafood and meat menus as well as puddings. Portions were quite large but consistent in quality. Restaurant was clean and calm and staff were helpful. A great little find.

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, what a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the lovely fresh produce we are so lucky to be able to purchase from the surrounding area. We look forward to serving you again in the not too distant future. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow, we got very lucky finding this place, thanks Trip Advisor. We went in search of a nice meal and tried the #1 on Trip Advisor but they were full. We searched for other options and called Mallams to avoid another bust and were immediately made to feel valued. On arrival 5 mins later we got a friendly welcome and... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you had an enjoyable evening with us and found the overall experience to be good value. We are sorry you found the menu choice confusing, we only have our a la carte menu or our Celebration Menu showcasing dishes from the last 25 years of trading so I... More 

sussex
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

upon arrival I noticed how warm the place was inside. I was a bit uncomfortable We started with some cocktails, excellent. They do a very extensive drinks menu, all sortts of cocktails, whiskeys, gins, wines etc....you really are spoilt for choice. The food was good, however the wine list is overpriced for what it is. We had the most expensive... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We apologise for being caught out by an unexpected warm spell, the heating had come on unnecessarily as it turned out and it was rather warmer than normal. We are sorry you did not enjoy your Puligny-Montrachet. It has been given 17/20 points by MW Jancis Robson so should not have disappointed. You should have... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I discovered Mallams about 5 / 6 years ago and now I refuse to visit Weymouth without dining there. The menu changes but the standards don't, local ingredients, well cooked and well presented, always tasty. The staff are always friendly, well informed and efficient. Set on the quayside the building is pretty and the interior tastfully decorated. Make sure that... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, we are glad that you make Mallams a must visit destination when in Weymouth and we look forward to seeing you again next time you visit. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited for special meal when visiting Weymouth. Food was expensive but was worth it due the quality. Only criticisms would be seafood casserole did not contain much seafood and such a shame they serve skinny fries with the steak. Service was very friendly, of a high standard and not rushed. Only downside to restaurant was very uncomfortable wooden chairs, and... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We are happy that you had an overall positive experience. I have checked the ingredients of the seafood casserole with the chef and typically it contains 1/2 lobster 4-5 scallops, 6 langoustine tails, 6 pieces of fish, 5 mussels. It is one of our most popular dishes so I am sorry if you felt... More 

London
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Came here for an anniversary meal with my husband. They have been established for 25 years and it definitely showed. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Didn't lack in anything. Everything fairly priced with local ingredients. I had crab cakes for starter which were delicious with steak that melted in the mouth for main, followed by raspberry... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your evening. Apologies once again about the crab shell, on very rare occasions this does happen and of course it is unacceptable.. I did relay the complaint to the chef and we have informed our supplier of the fresh crab meat in order that they are also aware. We... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As a couple we have dined here several times and always been impressed with this restaurant. We were delighted when they agreed to open at lunchtime and host our wedding breakfast. Having listened to our preferences they presented us with three choices for each course and making the decision was tough, they all sounded delicious! On the day, management and... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to help you celebrate your special day. We really enjoyed designing a special menu for the bride and are so pleased that everyone had a great time. We look forward to seeing you, perhaps to celebrate that 1st anniversary. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Trinity Road | The Old Harbour, Weymouth DT4 8TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 776757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 59
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Mallams is a long standing favourite of both locals and visitors since 1990. The restaurant is in an beautiful position with views of the bustling harbour.The Tudor beams and stone walls of the listed building have a traditional feel but are complemented by contemporary decor. The food is very definitely in the 21st century, an eclectic mix of ideas from British cuisine, with a touch of French and some Asian influence as well, always using the freshest, local produce. Seafood is much in evidence, as you would expect, but meat, game and poultry feature too.All this mixed with exciting wines and cocktails and friendly and attentive service and a really personal touch from the hands on owners make this a venue to remember. We are always happy to discuss your requirements for special celebrations, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and we will be pleased to design a special menu just for you.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

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