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  • moo Moo Cantina
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  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
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  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
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  • quantus Quantus
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  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
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Crab House Café: Hidden Pearl of the South West

Our second stop during the Jurassic week was the acclaimed Crab House Café. A small restaurant in the coast of Dorset, exactly in Ferrymans Way Portland Rd, Wyke Regis. The place is run by Chef Nigel Bloxham, offering fine flavours, a relaxed ambience looking over Chesil beach, unpretentious surroundings, or as they define themselves a hidden pearl of the South West.

The Place

Staff in Action 

How to get there

We tried the local cider, ale, and a selection of starters including oysters au natural, oysters italiano (which come with pesto and parmesan), home made porkpie with piccadilli, and pesto herb crumb scallops on their shelf which was my favourite. I want to highlight that they have their own oyster farm, and you can even choose your crab or fish from the tank room.


Local Cider




Local Ale

Then for main, I couldn’t resist the temptation to order a full crab to literally hit the crab out of it, and cod fillet with pesto crumbs and aubergine mayo (their version of fish and chips). What can I say? UNBELIEVABLE! The food was spectacular, one of the best seafood restaurants that I have had the pleasure to eat, the cod was perfect, and the crab laborious task but fun and tasty.

Spicy Chinese Crab, the sauce is great to dip your chips 

Cod with pesto crumbs

Whole Crab to crack

Nothing more relaxing than 30 minutes hitting the crab with a hammer in a wooden board, using all the utensils including nutcracker, bib, picks, and forks to eat that succulent meal.

Ready to Crack

Crab reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Soup Nazi”.

George: Medium turkey chili.
Jerry: Medium crab bisque.
George: I didn't get any bread.
Jerry: Just forget it. Let it go.
George: Um, excuse me, I think you forgot my bread.
Soup Nazi: Bread? $2 extra.
George: $2? But everyone in front of me got free bread.
Soup Nazi: You want bread?
George: Yes, please.
Soup Nazi: $3!
George: What?
Soup Nazi: No soup for you!


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