A new tapas inspired restaurant has opened in Weymouth.

Little Dishes is a family-owned business on St Mary Street, next to Costa, run by husband-and-wife duo Karman and Greig Amos.

The pair spent around 20 years running their own pub in Buckinghamshire before deciding to move down to Weymouth after spending a number of holidays in the seaside town.

Karman said: “We serve smaller dishes which you can have as a light lunch, or a selection that you can share with your family or eat to yourself – It’s a bit like a tapas bar.”

Dorset Echo: Inside Little DishesInside Little Dishes (Image: Hollie Carr)

The idea is that you can order as much or as little as you like to eat to yourself or with others and if you’re still hungry – you can always order more.

Karman and Greig used to holiday in Spain a lot and would often find themselves opting for a few smaller plates of food instead of one set meal.

Dorset Echo: Karman and GreigKarman and Greig (Image: Karman Amos)

Karman added: “We have been going to Spain for years. We started off in Ibiza and got a bit old and changed to Menorca

“For two years all we ate was tapas. It’s the preferred way of eating for a lot of people. We thought we couldn’t be the only ones who preferred to eat this way.”

Dorset Echo: Little DishesLittle Dishes (Image: Hollie Carr)

However, Karman specified that the venue is not a tapas bar but more a grazing plates type of setting.

Dorset Echo: Inside Little DishesInside Little Dishes (Image: Hollie Carr)

Some of the ‘little dishes’ on offer include beef slow cooked in red wine and mushrooms, king prawns in garlic and chilli oil and button mushrooms in garlic butter.

All the dishes are gluten free with plenty of vegetarian options.

Dorset Echo: Inside Little DishesInside Little Dishes (Image: Hollie Carr)

Karman said: ““The menu is so adaptable and nearly everything is made to order.

“The menu is always evolving and has already been tweaked as some of the dishes were more suited to summer.”

Dorset Echo: The current menuThe current menu (Image: Hollie Carr)
She explained that the venue is a ‘relaxed setting,’ and essentially a café, bar and restaurant and she wants people to be able to come along, have a drink and not feel pressured to have to order food.

“People that we have spoken to have said there is nothing else quite like this in the area.”