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Rachel's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Rachel's is open daily from 11.00 to 14.30. Opening is weather dependant and there will be occasional days that they close for personal reasons. We will endeavour to advertise these closures on Facebook. Customers are welcome to telephone the advertised mobile number to discuss needs or book a table between 10.30 - 11.30am. Prior to start of service.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 5 - US$ 16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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All reviews fish stew chowder salt and pepper squid crusty bread salad goujons crab club sandwich potatoes wait for a table beach hut amazing seafood worth the wait local cider harbour side fantastic food sunny day
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent quite a while walking around the various huts, tea rooms and restaurants in the local area looking for something to eat for lunch today (21/03/19) we finally settled for Rachel's as the menu seemed the most appealing at the time. I settled for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank V4683YBjasonh
Reviewed 3 days ago

John & Rachel do a sterling job in a very small space and the range varies from a basic but brilliant bacon sarnie to a rather exquisite seafood chowder -all reasonably priced.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Roundbalenets
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Rachel's and always try to visit if around West Bay. Its very popular but well worth the waiting time. The food is amazing. The seafood platters are to die for, fresh seafood at its best. Looking forward to my next visit

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KerryG1973
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are grateful to you for taking the time to write this lovely review and for being willing to wait for a table when we are busy. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our holiday was our visit to lovely Rachel’s. My parents love going there, when they visit Dorset and encouraged us to do the same. It was well worth it. We had creamy chowder, fresh crabs 🦀, prawns, fluffy battered fish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yumyumchickenfeet
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your exceptional review. It’s good to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do it is windy today, so much so the wine falls over if it blows but would we do the 40 min detour again- absolutely! No scallops or prawn platters due to lack of availability (really is windy), but the fish sure more than makes...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LondonSony
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you LondonSony for your excellent review. So pleased to hear you were able to enjoy your lunch and wine despite the blustery weather.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the weather was a bit inclement, the food and service more than made up for it. Perfect Fish and Chips. Absolutely delicious, well worth travelling a way to enjoy!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MAH38469
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so happy your journey was worth it despite the weather.

Reviewed 13 February 2019

So nice to find seaside kiosk food which isn't stodgy or heavy. Nice choice of traditional fayre as well as lighter fish and salad options. We usually head towards this place when we're in Bridport area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Margaret H
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you when we open again hopefully in March for the season. Weather permitting.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

We love a visit to Bridport and when looking for places to eat in advance of our recent local stay Rachel's kept coming up. Well we can see why after having eaten here now! Tucked up on the harbour wall there are a cluster of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Many thanks for your fabulous review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to us and hope to see you again on another of your future visits to Bridport.

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch after parking caravan nearby. We knew about the “posh shacks” on the harbour from the past but hadn’t tried “Rachel’s”. Food was freshly prepared and took a few minutes but worth waiting for: my crab salad with chips was really good as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank llo1846
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

We are so pleased you chose to try us and it’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Hopefully we will see you again next year. Many thanks for your fabulous review.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Just an end of season few lines to thank you all for the many delicious meals we have enjoyed this year. Not just the food, it’s never anything less than perfection but, also the amazing team that ‘delivers’ each and every single time. Nothing is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
5  Thank John W
Rachelwestbay, Guest Relations Manager at Rachel's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Many thanks John and Marion for taking the time yet again to write us an excellent review. It’s always satisfying to serve customers who appreciate all the hard work and effort every member of the team put in to making the experience of eating at...More

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Questions & Answers
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FloydOnForever
15 March 2018|
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Response from Rachelwestbay | Property representative |
Hi Floyd, our current opening hours are 11.30 -2.30 Thursday - Monday. Weather depending. Please feel free to give me a call 07974314277 to double check on the day. Thanks Rachel
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Kay H
25 October 2017|
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Response from Rachelwestbay | Property representative |
I’m terribly sorry we close on the 28th October for the season. Opening again in the spring. Hopefully you’ll be able to make it for a meal then. Kind regards.
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GavCla11
13 August 2017|
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Response from Rachelwestbay | Property representative |
Hello. I don't believe so as it's been a very hectic summer and everyone is shattered by closing time. Sorry to disappoint.
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