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The Bluefish Cafe and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
British, Seafood, Contemporary
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Chiswell, DT5 1AN, England
01305 822991
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6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
they are open for special occasions

Excellent like its never been shut , it could be even better than before . Had a big family meal it all came out on time service was spot on .

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Excellent like its never been shut , it could be even better than before . Had a big family meal it all came out on time service was spot on .

Thank tonydabhand
Portland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Brilliant prepared food, served in a comfortable warm atmosphere by friendly and helpful staff. We really enjoyed our evening at Blue Fish, cant wait to go again.

1 Thank Stevedt52jd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Gorgeous Christmas decoration. Warm and cosy. Stunning food; sour poached cherries with dark chocolate mousse absolutely delicious; artichoke risotto, sherry vinegar and toasted almonds with lemon sole - inspired. Thank you so much Blue Fish. GO EAT - PEOPLE!

1 Thank adieDorset
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Bluefish on Saturday for a private family lunch. It was wonderful in every way, the organisation , the food , the service , could not fault it at all. The lovely staff went out their way to sort out one of the party who is Gluten Free. Well worth a visit .

2 Thank Krystina A
Swanage, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We hadnt eaten here for a couple of years and had heard it had closed - so delighted when we found it was still open occasionally and I was able to book. The inside is lovely and atmospheric for talk evenings, twinkly ivory coloured fairy lights on the ceiling and windows, tables well spaced so that your not hearing other... More 

1 Thank ruthlet60
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Apparently the restaurant is not open everyday! We were so lucky to get a space for 2 people. And so the restaurant was opened for dinner! Wow food was fantastic! Hope you can continues the restaurant and success! Would be happy to see the restaurant open when we visit next

1 Thank MissSute
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The quality of food in this restaurant was incredible. Out of the 4 different meals we had there were no bad comments that could be said. I would recommend this to anyone!

2 Thank Tom A
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

From the outside it looks like a cafe , inside especially at night a great place to be with friendly staff serving local produce and delights to tempt you . I have been here several times and always leave content and relaxed after a great night out . A must !

Thank Purbeckman59
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Welcome is very relaxing and easy .The food is amazing so tasty, good and different from other restaurants. Fish and non fish on the menu.

Thank Jules904
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you happen to be in South Dorset and like good food you must go to the Blue Fish. The international chef cooks some very interesting tasty dishes, service is very friendly and wine is good.

Thank FoodieJez

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chiswell, DT5 1AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: 01305 822991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 79
  • Cuisine: British, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?