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Harlequin Cafe

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45 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DH, England
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little gem when walking on the esplanade and needing an escape from the cold. It's right by the sea front so couldn't be better placed. The atmosphere was really welcoming, and the staff were really friendly and funny. Food came out quickly and tasted nice and fresh. I had fish, gf had sausage and chips and we... More 

Thank Elliot M
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This family run business is what seaside fish and chips is all about. The fish is fresh with the best crispy batter in Weymouth. The service was very friendly and the food came fresh to the table piping hot. A great cuppa tea to wash down fish and chips can't be beat! In the summer its a great place to... More 

Thank jacktarUK
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Nothing fancy here, plastic table cloths, bench seating BUT superb fish and chips. Fish is fresh and cooked to order in a delightful light crispy batter. Would certainly visit again if in Weymouth.

Thank juliet_leech
Weymouth, UK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I've eaten in most of the fish and chip establishments in Weymouth, including this place when it used to be the Harlequin Cafe. Most of them serve up greasy, soggy battered fish and I stopped eating it as I was continually disappointed. I heard that the Harlequin had gone under a transformation (new owners, new look and new name) and... More 

Thank cycleasia
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347 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This cafe is now closed and trading as 'The Fish Place'. We sat outside and had the takeaway as the cafe area was closed. It was OK bar the nastiest flimsy plastic fork ever. Food was OK.

Thank Brooska
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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576 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I had fish and chips at this restaurant with some friends in early-May 2015. The fish was delicious, substantial with white flaky fish and the chips were cooked very well. Good value too, only £6 for a large fish and chips! The staff were friendly and polite too. We sat outside.

Thank Jordanovichy
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

One of the best pieces of fish I have had in a long time. Friendly staff and very clean cafe. A must stop to anyone who's is visiting Weymouth!

Thank ace21cb
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Had a great lunch with the Family, will visit again when we are in town. Great choice for all tastes and good price. See you next time.

Thank Weinier
Somerset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The cod was revolting, not fresh, smelt & tasted like ammonia, the batter on it was soggy and heavy and old. The chips were stale, powdery and undercooked. The gentlemen behind the counter looked miserable and disinterested. My husband and I threw away most of what we ordered and left feeling sickly. What a shame.

1 Thank DeeKan
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

Bought a potion of fish & chips to take away. Worst I have ever had. Tried a couple of the frozen chips and a mouthful of the greasy grey cod - threw the rest in the bin. Absolutely disgusting.

2 Thank Keith M

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
FIsh and Chip Shop with seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?