46 St Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PU
A few steps from the Quay, this modern bistro is taking Weymouth’s foodie scene to the next level. The friendly, welcoming team behind Hall’s Kitchen has created a delectable menu using the best locally sourced ingredients. To complement the menu you’ll find a hand-picked wine list with choice vintages from around the world. From amongst an impressive array of starters, including wild mushroom tea and fresh seafood bouillabaisse, my partner selected pan-fried king prawns perfectly matched with a subtle aniseed sauce. My choice of juicy scallop lollipops, carefully wrapped in pancetta, were accompanied by the finest sauce I‘ve ever tasted – a tantalising blend of chilli and sesame seeds. If there was an award for presentation, Hall’s Kitchen would certainly have my vote. Situated so close to an excellent harbour, the kitchen team makes excellent use of fresh fish and I was sorely tempted by chilli-baked crab and panache of fish to follow. In the end I opted for a stunning dish of oven-roasted hake with lemon butter, Dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. My partner enjoyed duck with a delightful plum and Port sauce. To finish we selected two dishes that astounded on many levels – a beautifully presented crème brûlée with lemon shortbread and fresh berries, and a sumptuous tarte Tatin.