Under a Month to go to Grab a Feast!
Published by: Curtis Williams 02/11/2017 at 2:30 pm
– One month in, we see how FEAST has been going –
FEAST Weymouth has been delivering some incredible menus across Weymouth, Portland and Portesham for the past 4 weeks and there are just under 4 weeks left to go. The eight-week dining event kicked off on October 1st with FEASTival in Hope Square. A showcase of the towns best chefs and food producers. Venues then opened their doors to FEASTERS and began serving their FEAST menus to the hungry hoards.
FEAST Weymouth, which is entirely supported by Weymouth BID and is promoted through the visitor website We Are Weymouth is now in its fourth year and has seen an increase of participating venues outside of the BID levy area for 2017. Some of the venues have spoken of their delight with the response so far.
Paul Hay – Owner Fish ‘n’ Fritz commented: “Feast has been a great success this year, already we have doubled what we did last year and we are seeing lots of new faces for the first time!”
Giuseppe Vannucci – Owner and Head Chef Al Molo “Really impressed with the response Al Molo has had this year. Within a couple of days of launching our Feast menu, we had a fantastic review on TripAdvisor about it.”
Shalim Abdul – Owner Shalims Balti House “Another fantastic year at Shalims Balti House, with the £15 Feast, so popular this year and so many new people coming in.”
The aim of FEAST Weymouth is to help beat seasonality issues that the town faces throughout October and November. Organisers have been thrilled with the response so far. FEAST Weymouth’s Facebook page has enjoyed many new fans over the past month. With fantastic competitions running and stunning photos and reviews from Dorset Foodie Family. The page has reached nearly 33,000 people and has gained just under 350 new fans in the last 28 days! On the website FEAST related content has received over 12,100 page views. The menus page has had over 6,600 page views
The success of the 2017 event has also been aided by John Grindle aka the Dorset Foodie Family. Venues had the chance to welcome John and his camera to sample their FEAST menus and John shared his experience of the dishes he tried which can all be found here.
Whilst FEAST Weymouth helps to bring in customers out of season, Christmas is just around the corner! So, don’t forget to ask for Christmas menus, most FEAST venues will now have these in place – so book your Christmas party meal to avoid disappointment.
Participating eateries include:
|1652 Coffee Bar
||Shalims Balti House
||The Red Lion
|Bennetts Fish & Chips
||The Crow’s Nest in the Square
||The Kings Arms – Portesham
||The Monkey’s Fist
|Chilli’s Indian Restaurant
||The New Inn – Portland
||The Nothe Tavern
||The Hotel Rex & Restaurant
|Fish & Fritz
||The Hix Academy
|Good Life Café
|Hayloft Café and Bar
|Les Enfants Terribles
||The Spice Ship
To see all the menus, please visit We Are Weymouth’s page for FEAST Menus.
Diners are encouraged to follow FEAST Weymouth on social media and look out for fantastic prizes on offer throughout the 8 weeks.
The FEAST Weymouth promotion will work with each participating venue providing a set-menu or offer within the price ranges of £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25 for customers to dine at their establishment throughout the month of October and until the 30th November. Each venue will have their own terms and conditions so diners are encouraged to call ahead and book. Menus for each participating venue will be displayed across the We Are Weymouth UK website.
WE THANK YOU to all those participating in FEAST