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The Bluefish Cafe and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Seafood, European, Contemporary
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17A Chiswell, DT5 1AN, England
01305 822991
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sat 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We were passing by and decided to see what's on offer - we were not dissapointed, amazing choice on the menu and home made cakes to die for! Very friendly staff and a choice of sitting inside or out, just next door to the beach and close to the car parks.

Thank m0nikazet
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Love this place, stopped for breakfast as where we were going was closed. What a find, best breakfast I have had, thank you. Can't wait to try another meal, staff are great. Look forward to going again

Thank Barwicks_13
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 t0nydabhand
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank ruthlet60
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $79
British, Seafood, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17A Chiswell, DT5 1AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: 01305 822991

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