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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
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“scones” (8 reviews)
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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know everyone has different experiences of service at establishments but we couldn't really fault anything when we stopped in here for Lunch at 2pm one day. We both had Steak and Ale pie and veg. The pie was delicious as was the gravy and...More

Thank cranrobBucks
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Great location just off the main part of town on the seafront. Service was very good, quality and quantity of food was very good. Prices very reasonable, a window seat is best though.

Thank steve p
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Recently staid at Premier inn Weymouth, but feel I should mention Criterion restaurant 63 The Esplanade. As already mentioned the fish n chips are brill......but you MUST try the Apple pie. It looks like a mountain as it sits on the plate, with just a...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Food not cooked fresh think its frozen fish broke up into tiny bits , chips not fresh frozen bagged chips not worth the price should be fresh for that

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We went for a cup of tea but decided to have lunch after seeing the days specials. The steak and kidney pie was excellent, lots of steak and most importantly lots of kidney!! Sadly the fish and chips wasn’t as good but nevertheless was good...More

Thank James_Shirley
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Resturant Had a Very Nice Atmosphere And Seating was Comfortable And the Table i was on with my Mum By The Window Had a really Great Sea View And As for The Fish And Chips Perfectly Portioned Fish was Nice And Light Chips were...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The cream tea for two at £7 represents excellent value for money. Choice of type of generous size warm scones. Without asking hot water served with the tea. Frendly staff on the self service counter.

Thank cyclistdavid H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Sea views, great and friendly service and all cooked fresh. A must stop for anyone on holiday!

1  Thank Pete B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Spent the afternoon in Weymouth and called into the Criterion for a cuppa and a cream tea. Very clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and welcoming. I ordered a tea and a cream tea and sat outside as weather was great. Scone was lovely with...More

1  Thank ShirlTurner6024
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Local restaurants close quite early in Weymouth so when we saw this restaurant still open, me and my family went in, only to find out it closed in 15 minutes. However, they stayed open and accommodated for me and my large family (over 15 of...More

1  Thank z000l
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Regarding my review back at end of july and the Managers (lol) response. Firstly i actually have over 70 reviews on Trip Advisor, this one is on my newer account as i couldn't log onto my old one the day i did my review on your restaurant. Secondly, i only speak as i see, and my review was the exact reflection on our visit to your establishment. Your staff didmt have a clue what they were doing, we were sat at a table by a grumpy Girl, then another girl was just stood around twiddling her fingers as if she had all the time in the world. We were sat there for almost 18 minutes before i asked the BORED girl if we were getting served, to which she half heartedly walked over and just said "TES'.. Not im so sorry you've had to wait sir, what can i get for you? Just a YES!!! Then the meal which was not a Proper roast meat it was frozen boil in a bag stuff from iceland store.. Them the laughable ERROR over our bill.. You really need to start accepting that your establishment really ISNT the Ritz as you try to make it out to be and that people REALLY are unhappy with the food, service or both.. If you cant handle critism then perhaps you need another career..maybe a Circus Ringmaster!!!
17 October 2017|
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Response from DiecastDave | Reviewed this property |
Colourgirl17, my comment wasnt meant for you, im sorry if i posted it on your review I was replying to the managers response to my originsl review and i must have clicked wrong reply button My apologies to you Best... More
27 November 2015|
Response from Nick C | Property representative |
A small section, completely away from any cooking area, is available which we allow well behaved dogs into. We have plenty of other seating areas if you do not wish to be seated by dogs and their owners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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