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“Lovely harbourside restaurant.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mallams Restaurant

Mallams Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 277 Restaurants in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $49
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. 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 hands on owners make this a venue to remember. 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.
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Lovely harbourside restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Went to Mallams at the weekend, it was somewhere we had heard about over the years but had never got around to going to. It was slightly smaller than I expected but had a lovely intimate atmosphere. The waitresses were friendly and efficient. We both had champagne cocktails on arrival - they were delicious. There was a good selection on the menu - even for a non fish eater like me. My husband really enjoyed both his choices - crab cakes to start and the lobster, scallop and scampi gratin. I had pigeon breast to start and venison for the main course. My only complaint is that I felt that the venison was slightly over-cooked although I still enjoyed it. My best course was dessert - bakewell tart creme brulee with a homemade white chocolate chip cookie - this was the best creme brulee that I have had for a long time. Overall we had a wonderful time - it was quite pricey but worth the money for a special occasion.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kati01
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your positive review and we are glad you enjoyed your evening. We would gladly have changed the venison if you had asked us, we do normally send it out pink so I am not sure what happened there, but we are always happy to put any mistakes right. we hope we will see you again in the future.

Janice Gosson
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poole dorset england
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“stunning restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

went to mallams last night for a excellent meal ,the service was good ,the food outstanding , a very charming place on the harbour , will return to this excellent restaurant many thanks for a great evening .

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank sue s
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you so much, we are so pleased you enjoyed everything and look forward to your next visit.
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Best Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Six of us went to Mallams to celebrate three birthdays, and what a wonderful experience we had. The service and friendliness of the waitresses was excellent, they were very knowledgeable about the menu. From the time the wine was poured and the coffee served the food and service excelled all of our expectations. A BIG THANK YOU to all your staff for a wonderful evening.
Sherborne

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sara129
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JSG1921, Owner at Mallams Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Sorry for the delay in thanking you for your review, we have been on our annual break. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and thank you so much for travelling down from Sherborne to see us,we hope to see you again in the near future. Our new menu will be launching soon so that is a good excuse don't you think?
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WEYMOUTH
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15 reviews
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“Nearly perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Lambourn, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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