We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Quayside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4GZ, England
+44 1308 459221
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 13 Restaurants in West Bay
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We specialize in authentic Italian food and we pride ourselves in providing fantastic coffee, time after time after time. New for 2014 we have built a brand new bar, repainted and decorated in a way which reflects the sea and our outside surroundings. To match our change we have now got a bigger selection of spirits, better wines and beers and cider on draught. Our offerings include: - Pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, Italian specialties (Served 12pm - 3pm every day and 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Evenings Tuesday to Saturday) - Draught alcoholic drinks: Thatchers gold, Amstel Larger. Birra Moretti and Trelawny real ale. - Cocktails and a wide range of spirits - Coffee made to perfection just as you like it - Hot Chocolate, made with our mouth watering chocolate machine, the best you will find. Also available are espresso cups of pure chocolate - if you think you can handle it! - A large range of fair trade clipper teas - Soft drinks - Wine, spirits, Bottle beer and bottled cider - Freshly baked pastries and croissants (available 10am - 12pm) - Cakes and Scones (Available 3pm - 6pm)
Write a Review

180 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    38
    32
    20
    19
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Know and love West Bay and watched 'Broadchurch' which was filmed here. Visited on a bitter November day and thought nothing would be open apart from a 'greasy spoon/chip' hut. Walked around the corner and there it was; read the board and saw those magic words 'dogs welcome'. Recognised the rather modern building as the location for the Broadchurch Police... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Normandy
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We only had the most divine hot chocolate and an excellent coffee & walnut cake so cannot comment on items from the main menu. However if these and the lovely bubbly staff are a marker then this is the place for a light lunch or supper. Set on the ground floor of a rather nasty modern building this is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beaminster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A lovely surprise, a restaurant that allows dogs. We go here at least once a week for a coffee. Our dog loves it too. A pure delight to find such a place and it's always busy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

loved the millionaires shortbread. modern facility at West Bay, right on the sea front. super service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

One thing that attracts people to this rather modern looking place is its association with the recent BBC detective series Broadchurch, based in a fictionalised West Bay and featuring several scenes shot in the cafe and the mock Wessex Police station in the neighbouring building. The bare concrete interior might not be to everyone's taste but the coffee and hot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visited westbay on holiday and found a menu in my accomodation and i thought yes i would love to have an italian meal. When entering was very welcoming, coffee and staff were very pleasent but seemed like the youth club were running front off house more training needed. Then when looking found the italian menu had been changed. With this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We decided to go to the Ellipse on a Saturday evening as they advertised that they were open for the evening. We went in during the afternoon and booked a table as we were told that they had a number of bookings for that evening - that lady we spoke to was very friendly so we were looking forward to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Decide to go here as it seemed ok from the outside. We were a party of 8. Unfortunately it was the worst coffee shop I've been too. The service was slow. They gave one of the party caffeinated coffee when asked for decaf. We had to return four fruit scones as they had been made with salt instead of sugar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Have been back to this restaurant several times.The staff are fantastic, helpful and very accommodating , especially if you want to make to some changes to what's on offer on the menu. The menu , loads of choice as a vegetarian love the pizza, my husband adores the crab sandwich, yes it's on the pricey side but portions are good,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woking, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We used this restaurant twice whilst we were on holiday. The first time was to order takeaway pizza's, they were good but not as good as the Watch House Cafe. The second time was when we reserved a table for our last night in West Bay (running out of local restaurants to try). The food was pretty good as the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Ellipse also viewed

Burton Bradstock, Bridport
 
West Bay, Bridport
West Bay, Bridport
 

Been to Ellipse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ellipse

Address: Quayside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4GZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1308 459221
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ellipse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?