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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
08:00 - 20:00
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161 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy or pretentious, just a decent meal at a decent price. The first time I ate in here I had a quiche lunch, one of their lighter meals. I was given the option of hot or cold. I opted for hot, really pleased I did. It was served with a salad and new potatoes, and I have to say... More 

Thank lesley2805
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice recently decorated with meal offers, self service and waitress service. Right on the sea front so perfect location. Toilets on top floor though with loads of stairs and meals can be small.

Thank TracenJay
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here for lunch. Sat in the wider 'self service' area off the main shopping street side of the restaurant. As a user of crutches and sometimes a wheelchair, there is limited space to manoeuvre in the main restaurant and waitress service areas. The food was good and reasonsbly priced and all went well until my partner needed to use... More 

Thank Brian E
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I waited ages to be served . The girl at the till makes the drinks - a very long process . There was a conversation going on between staff which took priory over service .Old fashioned crockery - an overpriced coffee which was not all that hot .A place I won't be going to again !!

1 Thank Julia S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Cooked breakfasts of all different shapes and sizes according to appetite! We tried here on the first day of our stay at a local hotel and ended up not going anywhere else. Freshly cooked and quickly served, proper mugs of tea/coffee and a view of the sea while eating a super value fry up, perfect start to the day!

Thank Amanda T
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent value for money great home cooked food. Recommend this dor any family. Dogs are welcome on the ground floor.

Thank Malcolm G
Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We met my stepdaughter here for lunch. The waitress service wasn't open. It was self service and then once paid, a person brought the food to your table. Earl grey served in mugs. Not impressed. I was expecting a teapot and a cup and saucer. The food was okay and served fairly early. I felt that clearing away was before... More 

Thank Debbie Q
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I really don't like to leave a bad review.. But.. I felt I had to on this occasion. We were away for a short family break in Weymouth and was searching for somewhere to have our lunch on a rainy day! We stumbled upon "criterion". The welcome was ice cold.. Almost as though we were not welcome! It took a... More 

Thank Harleymb07
Leicester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This establishment has been here for decades. Perfectly acceptable breakfast. This day was a bit cold and we ate keeping our coats on for warmth. The owner didn't appear to realise his clients were keeping their coats on. The food is acceptable middle of the road, British. Won't set the world alight but filled a hungry stomach. There is a... More 

Thank jnigelt
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This restaurant is right on the seafront with good views of Weymouth Bay. Spotless, freshly decorated with helpful and friendly staff. We enjoyed a three course Christmas Lunch with coffee and chocolate mints to follow. Beautiful freshly cooked moist Turkey with all the trimmings and lots of fresh vegetables. The broccoli and stilton soup was delicious with just the right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 784520

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?