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“Nearly perfect”
Review of Mallams Restaurant

Mallams Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 284 Restaurants in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $51
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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. NEW this summer, pop in for a drink and nibbles Friday and Saturday lunchtimes or choose from our exciting new lunch menu. 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 young, friendly and professional team. 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.
WEYMOUTH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nearly perfect”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our visit was lovely great food great service from the two lively waitresses, the only downfall t was that "Mine host" did not have a very welcoming approach. In fact as my daughter in law commented that the only time he spoke to us was when she went to pay. One other comment we heard from another party was that that the tables were set a little bit too close together.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank LYN R
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant and we are so glad you enjoyed what we do. It is a great testament to our young waitresses that they made your evening so enjoyable, we were a little short staffed that evening due to the seasonal illnesses which have caused so many problems this year which may explain (but not excuse) why the boss came over as unfriendly. This was obviously not his intention and we are really glad that in no way did it spoil you evening. We look forward to seeing you again.
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English first
Lambourn, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

An absolute gem of a restaurant. Stayed in Weymouth for a week and celebrated my 60th birthday at Mallams with 4 friends, couldn't have been more pleased. The service was outstanding, it was efficient, charming and friendly, both waitresses very knowledgable about the choices on the menu. All of the food was superbly prepared and presented, it was difficult to imagine how it could be improved. Very reasonable priced for such an exceptional supper.
We eat there again later in the week, and choose from a Christmas special menu, equally as good. We will certainly be visiting again when next in Weymouth

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Peter P
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always gratifying when people who are visiting the area chooses to come and see us on more than one occasion during their stay, it certainly gives us confidence that we are achieving the high quality we strive for. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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“Quality and value”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

An example from among the finest and least fussy gastronomy found anywhere in the UK - before the magical backdrop of Weymouth harbour. Food is a treat for the discerning, wholesome and beautifully presented. Mallams has appeared immaculate and fresh each time we have visited - over many years.
Tables are close enough to enjoy an intimate feel, no matter how many other diners are there, and even prompt the occasional inter-table exchange. Perfect for couples who want to feel part of something wider. Plenty of cosy private corners too.
Good prices hold steady throughout the year, despite expected seasonal fluctuations elswehere. As local residents, we count ourselves fortunate to enjoy such a place as this, close by, for that special night out.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank FraserDorsetUK
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
What a lovely review. Thank you for taking time to write and we are so happy that you love what we do. we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
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Düsseldorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very good indeed”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We spent a week in Weymouth in September and went to Mallams Restaurant five times. Food and drink are excellent.I Iearnt quite something about sherries from the owners.Seafood in my impression is especially good. We intend returning to Weymouth and to Mallams Restaurant next year.
We also had quite some practical help from the owners who talked to us about our interests and gave us helpful advise. The servive in general is very friendly and efficient. Interesting wine card.
(Excuse for any language mistakes - German is my mother language)

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank jacddorf
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you. I am guessing you were our charming guests from Dusseldorf? We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your evenings dining in the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and sharing interesting chat about food and travel with you both. Your English is certainly way better than our German by the way!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“well worth a visit don`t miss out on this Gem”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

small intimate resturant clean friendly and excellent food and reasonably priced bombay sapphire and tonic.
We where very impressed with our meal and will return again asap.

Visited December 2012
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Thank johnsaund
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed everything. We hope you pay us a visit next time you visit Weymouth from Southampton and don't forget we also have a holiday flat if you want to stay with us next time.
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