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Watch House Cafe

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West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN, England
+44 1308 459330
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bournemouth, Dorset
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for lunch while passing through west bay. We were seated quickly but then it took 10 mins for us to be offered a menu, a further 30 mins to have our order taken and another 35 mins for our food to arrive! While the server was apologetic for the delay they did a very good job of... More 

1 Thank Nai55
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a brilliant experience, we found that we welcomed in and nothing was too much trouble. Not only were the staff very accommodating but the cake was amazing and a real good pot of tea. If we go back to West Bay we will visit Watch house Cafe again.

Thank Wendy M
Beaminster, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a regular to the watch house since it opened today's visit was disappointing hence me writing a review now. I'm afraid the service was fast but the food itself vastly overpriced. The cappuccino was poor but the food itself was good. As locals we would visit regularly with friends and the children would play outside while we waited for... More 

1 Thank Lisa W
Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What have you done Watch House not been for a while not what I call Dog Friendly any more all the entances are now blocked have to walk through the cafe to get to the decking, pounced on were we looking for table ? reply from myself was not at the moment would like to sit out the decking with... More 

1 Thank nickp191
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for coffee. Waited by the till for a table as per sign. We were told to take any table. We waited a full 15 minutes to be acknowledged. When the waitress came she was lovely. But tablet technology slowed the order process. A pad and pen is better and faster. The cake and coffee were good and well... More 

1 Thank billybluehat
Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a place with messy tables, self service and a bit of a mess outside, this food is certainly expensive! We went in with little knowledge of the place, and were incredibly surprised when we looked at the menu. Its all very limited, and crazily priced. They could definitely benefit from including some cheaper options, such as sandwiches. As it... More 

1 Thank l0uiseef
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off season it is easier to get a table at this popular restaurant. The food is simple and well prepared. Its great attraction is that it is literally on the beach and service is usually fairly prompt.

Lympstone, Devon , uk
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on the beach and lovely that dogs are welcome. We enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful March day however the pizza , although tasty- lacked topping and was very over priced at £14. Local cider and beer was great.

Thank Alison G
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular customer since they opened a few years ago we usually visit 10+ times a year, Today's visit will be our last! The prices have gone up, but the service and food standards have gone down. The atmosphere has gone and it has gone from a friendly, seaside cafe with great food to a commercial venture with no... More 

3 Thank CurleyBubbles
Andover, Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Hive Beach quite a few times but first time at its sister venue. We came for lunch on Friday and took advantage of the silver surfer's special priced menu. Service was great - friendly and attentive and we enjoyed the tempura battered hake. Would have been 5 stars but pudding was disappointing- crumble soggy. Didn't spoil a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 459330
Watch House Café is a breezy, easy going café in the heart of West Bay on the stunning Jurrasic Coast in Dorset, The café operates daily for breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week . The menu is continually changing to suit seasons and local availability with a large emphasis on seafood. The family orientated establishment has a relaxed atmosphere, great food, friendly staff all within close proximity of West Bay's greatest attractions.

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