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We intend reopening on Thursday 3rd December as per the current government guidelines.

We will be offering a Christmas menu offer throughout December consisting of a choice of 3 starters, a traditional turkey roast or vegetarian roast option and a choice of 3 desserts.

We are taking bookings for tables of a maximum of 6 people for lunchtime or evenings

We will be serving food between 12 noon and 9pm every day (Sundays til 6pm)

Please email to check availability or to book a table

Christmas menu at The Boat That Rocks


As we have been placed in tier 2 we are having to operate under more stringent restrictions. That said we are only allowed to take bookings from single households or those single households along with their support bubble.
Whilst we are in tier 2 you are also unfortunately no longer allowed to pop in for just a drink, unless that drink is accompanied by a “substantial” meal. Fortunately, we have a menu full of “substantial” meals (although please remember to book in advance.) And still have plenty of outside seating for those prepared the weather for a drink.

In response to the government’s new restrictions and guidelines for the hospitality industry we would like to make all our customers aware of the following new service procedure at The Boat That Rocks
  • We are open from 10am til 10pm 7 days a week.
  • Customers will be required to leave the business no later than 10pm
  • We have one entrance that is adjacent to the roundabout at the front of the building
  • We have one exit that is at the rear of the building adjacent to the marina
  • We are offering table service only
  • Customers may not approach or stand at the bar
  • When entering the building you will be greeted by a host who will ask you to complete our track and trace record
  • The host will then show you to your table.
  • Due to these new restrictions we would ask all customers to book in advance if they wish to eat with us
  • We will not be taking table reservations for drinkers only however tables will be available on a first come first served basis
Please call 01305 823 000 to book
We appreciate your understanding of service is a little slow and there is a queue upon entering our restaurant

PLEASE RESPECT OUR STAFF DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS. We are operating with reduced staffing levels front of house and in the kitchen to comply with social distancing and would ask all our customers to observe the one way system in the main restaurant.

Coming soon…

Coming next Summer Saturday and Sunday Hog roast with outside bar

Functions room available October until April

New menu

Daily specials menu with locally caught fish

Daily dessert menu

We are a marina-side restaurant and bar, just a 5-minute walk away from the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy with plenty of outdoor seating and fantastic views across the harbour- perfect for relaxing with a drink whilst keeping an eye on the sailing action. 

 We are open every day, serving a delicious locally-sourced menu with a dedicated vegan selection and GF options. Fresh daily seafood specials and bar snacks are also on offer. 

During the summer months we have an outside bar and pizza oven, regular live music events on the weekends and a separate upstairs Pimms bar and terrace boasting the best views in Portland.  Our function room and terrace are also available for hire for weddings, parties and private functions.  

With a relaxed atmosphere, cool music and a great food menu offering something for every taste, we look forward to welcoming you to our venue on the stunning Jurassic Coastline.

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