Porlock Weir is a fantastic foodie destination, with options to suit all tastes and all budgets. Local oysters, Asian streetfood, a pizzeria, two fine restaurants, or just cosy up by the fire in the pub. The choice is yours.
Locanda on the Weir
This is a real gem, and not to be missed if you are a fan of Italian influenced dining in an incredibly stylish setting. Opened in 2018 by Naples born chef Pio Catemario and his partner Cindy, Locanda on the Weir offers a full à la carte menu fusing Exmoor produce with flavours of the Med. The restaurant offers a changing menu governed by local, organic and seasonal availability, and is open to non-residents for dinner from Thursday to Saturday (last orders at 9pm). Booking is highly recommended.
Harbour Gallery and Cafe
A favourite place for a quick bite in the Weir, the friendly Harbour Gallery and Cafe is located overlooking the pretty harbour and thatched cottages of Turkey Island. Go there for the delicious homemade baking and the thick smoked chowder with crusty bread. It has outdoor seating by the harbour wall, and indoor seating within its little gallery. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm during the week, and 10am to 5pm at the weekends.
Porlock Weir Hotel
The Porlock Weir Hotel is at the heart of the village, situated on the waterfront with views of the pebble beach beyond. Re-opened in April 2019 under new ownership, its restaurant and outside dining areas have been stylishly and lovingly refurbished. Whether looking for a light bite or something more substantial, the Porlock Weir Hotel serves food all day – locally sourced and seasonal. Its wood fired pizza is on every day, and is a good option for those wanting to grab a quick bite.
Porlock Bay Oysters
Porlock Bay Oysters has been growing Pacific oysters in Porlock Bay since 2013. These top notch local oysters have attained an ‘A’ classification from the food standards agency, the first site in England and Wales for this type. These delicious, locally grown oysters are on offer at the Porlock Weir Hotel and the Harbour Cafe, and unlike other types of oyster have the advantage of being available all year round.