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Quiddles Cafe

The Esplanade | Chiswell, DT5 1LN, England
+44 1305 820651
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Esplanade | Chiswell, DT5 1LN, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited today. It is a delightful setting with superb views. The seafood chowder l had was piping hot and delicious. The food all seems to be cooked to order and the menu, although limited is very good quality. Prices are very reasonable too. Great place,...More

Thank 1stewartp
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Popped in for a coffee at lunchtime and decided to eat. Excellent calamari cooked in a light spicy batter served with salad and a bowl of very hot crispy chips. They are licensed and sell great cakes.

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very welcoming and accommodating. Large glasses of wine, hot chocolate or lovely coffee -all great! Unfortunately we were there when it was raining so bagged a table inside (it's quite small!!) but when the sun shines there are plenty of outside seats looking right out...More

Thank Fletcher1602
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Why post this as we want to keep this gem of a restaurant/cafe to ourselves! One of the best views in Dorset. Small, cosy and with its own style inside and in good weather with a super outside area in the fresh sea air. Food...More

Thank SamLH2013
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Whether it's kippers for breakfast, A midday meal or a delicious monkfish moment in the evening, the food is always excellent and served with a smile. Quiddles serve fresh local cuisine and suits any occasion. Well done.

Thank MummaJuju2014
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful seafood meal with my family on a Saturday night. All cooked beautifully and friendly service. Reasonably priced for what you get. Lovely place to go on a sunny day and sit outside for coffee and cake too.

Thank Leah J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Tucked under the rise of the isle of Portland this little cafe at the southern end of Chesil beach overlooks Lyme Bay. A large terrace enables sitting out on sunny days. Food is of good quality and reasonably priced Staff are friendly and relaxed. Well...More

Thank goldingrs60
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Always a friendly smile from Barbara and her team. The views from the Prom over Lyme Bay are just fantastic-which describes the wonderful variety of food on offer, especially with such a small kitchen! The food is really lovely and the hot chocolate with marshmallows...More

Thank Rose B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We found the restaurant through TripAdvisor as definitely wouldn't have driven past it as it's only possible to get to by walking. A great location next to the sea, a few tables inside and many more outside, its quirky and colourful decoration giving a smile....More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

A relaxing evening dinner at Quiddles. Our squid and scallops starters were delicious. As we all enjoy seafood, we chose fish for mains. Our choices were monkfish, moules and skate which went down a treat. The boys opted for pudding and were defeated. The atmosphere...More

Thank Dutchbird71
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2 August 2016|
Response from AlanFT | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs can sit with you outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade | Chiswell, DT5 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 820651
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