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Dorset’s top chefs are back helping to entertain, inform and bring seafood to the top of your shopping list at the award-winning – free to attend – 9th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival – taking place 9-10 July 2016 around Weymouth Harbour.

See Jack Stein in action, with Executive Chef Pete Murt from ‘Rick Stein Sandbanks’ in the new Fisher & Paykel Demo Theatre, together with a great line up of fishy gurus and seafood superheroes.

ITV’s ‘Harbour Lives’ star and owner of Storm Restaurant and Dorset Oysters, Pete Miles hopes to make the Guinness Book of Records with his giant oyster along with some lovely Pommery Champagne.

If anyone can make foraging sexy, River Cottage’s John Wright can; and if you’re looking for something to cook when you get home, be there for the ‘Fishes & Loaves’ with passionate Dorset restaurateur, author and oyster farmer, Nigel Bloxham (Crab House Cafe and Billy Winters) and champion baker, Aidan Chapman.

What’s new this year? ITV’s Barbecue Champion 2015, “The Womble” Simon Dyer will be barbecuing fresh, succulent mackerel on a pile of coals, with a glass of fizz in one hand and a lemon in the other. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy some of the theatre’s amazing dishes in the Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen and confirmed lover of all things Dorset, Peter Gordon of The Providores and Tapa Room and Kopapa will be showcasing some of his famous fusion dishes.

The Festival line up includes the amazing Nick Bryant from Samways Fish, Bridport; crazy about using sustainable local fish and brilliant at filleting, all in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission.

Drink Pommery Champagne overlooking the atmospheric Weymouth Harbour, enjoy seafood from around 100 stallholders offering a mouth-watering selection of tasty fish dishes. Free entry. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @dorsetseafood or Facebook: Dorset Seafood Festival.