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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Excellent restaurant

Mallam's is by far the best restaurant in the 'Bucket & Spade' town of Weymouth. The meal we had was excellent and cooked to perfection. It is a small restaurant but caters for the discerning diner. The menu caters for both fish and meat lovers. I had the 'Portland' crab starter, the wife had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Phlyn
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a tasty meal with seafood for both the starters and mains with my wife I on holiday. It was clear all the ingredients were very fresh and cooked perfectly. The scallops starter in particular was very well balanced with just the right amount of sauce and black pudding to compliment. The fish in both the mains was equally... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Mallam's is by far the best restaurant in the 'Bucket & Spade' town of Weymouth. The meal we had was excellent and cooked to perfection. It is a small restaurant but caters for the discerning diner. The menu caters for both fish and meat lovers. I had the 'Portland' crab starter, the wife had the 'Farmer's Market' salad - both... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive comments. We do our very best to offer fresh local produce, cooked simply and offer good service and value. I will pass your comments onto the staff and hope that you will visit us again in the future. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

but this time it was truly, disappointingly appalling. Ribeye (if that's what it was) was undercooked and cold (previously frozen?). I had another 'freshly' prepared that was sort of cooked medium-rare but was tasteless and sawdusty and weirdly lacking in bloodiness. Lost appetite completely. My companion had John Dory which was declared rather odd. I reckoned it was too flaky;... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry your evening was such a disappointment on your second visit. However, we must take issue with your comments regarding our food as they are inaccurate. We do not and have never frozen our steak. We purchase it from a local family run farm and the meat can be traced back to the actual animal raised by the... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times, we do enjoy the food & service is normally really good. Our last visit was a bit disappointing, The waitress seem to be in a muddle about the menu & not quite know what was what, the place is very tiny & to many tables , it's all a bit over crowded , seats... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had a disappointing evening. We always try and exceed our customers expectations. Sadly we cannot do anything about the size of our restaurant, we hope that people find it cosy and intimate rather than small and cramped, but all taste is personal of course, but having dined with us before you would have known how... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We booked a table based on the reputation and reviews we read; that was the highlight of the visit. On arrival we were shown to one of the smallest tables I've seen; for one person it would have been just big enough. That fact combined with being next to the two routes to he other section of the restaurant. The... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear your visit was a disappointment. Your points about the size of the tables, portion size and price are your opinion and we will not attempt to argue with them, but if you felt the plate was not very clean or the fish was overl cooked then this should have been raised at the time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After reading all the over positive comments me and my partner felt this place was a must for our weekend in weymouth! We were so excited about eating here after reading the mouth watering menu and the beautiful pictures! On the way to the restaurant the taxi driver rated the restaurant as "one of the best". The restaurant is located... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you had a fabulous evening. We do work hard to ensure our customers have a great experience and it is very rewarding to hear that our efforts pay off. We do hope you will visit us again next time you are in the area. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Visited here the other night, lovely cosy atmosphere, a quaint restaurant just down on the other side of the bridge in the harbour. Food was lovely but as I've stated, expensive and very small portions. I had the monkfish & crab linguine which tasted fantastic, but still left my belly rumbling after. One of our party had the lamb which... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you appreciated the quality of our food, we do hope you will visit us again if you are down on holiday. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My Wife and I visited there for my birthday, certainly an evening to remember with superb food and even my dessert was served on the birthday plate, caring staff, who were attentive without going overboard, great ambiance in a truly delightful setting.

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased we made your birthday memorable and that you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to the pleasure of your company in the future. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Friendly pleasant restaurant,the food was very good,but very small portions,we left hungary.Also quite dear our meal for two came to £90.

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are pleased that you enjoyed your food but disappointed that you felt the portions were small. Most of our customers feel the portions are more than adequate and do not even manage a dessert. Our pricing is clear for all to see in our window and on our website. We will take our lead... More 

Bath, UK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited Mallams during a weekend visit to Weymouth to celebrate my partner's birthday. The food was super-fresh and absolutely delicious but it was a tad on the expensive side. We didn't mind that at all, as it was for a special occasion and the food was definitely worth it but it's certainly not somewhere we could afford to visit... More 

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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the delicious seafood we are so lucky to be able to buy from our local suppliers here. I apologise if you had a wait a little while for your order to be taken; we had two key people off sick who thankfully are now fully recovered and have returned but... More 

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Additional Information about Mallams Restaurant

Address: 5 Trinity Road | The Old Harbour, Weymouth DT4 8TJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1305 776757
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 61
Cuisine: Seafood, International, British, Contemporary

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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 25 - 61
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?