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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
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“scones” (8 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British
63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited here a couple of years ago and decided to pop in for lunch today. It was great. The service was amazing and the food arrived very promptly. The food was good value for money and it was delicious. Don't believe negative reviews...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first impressions are that the restaurant is a little dated and a bit kitsch. We went for lunch, which was reasonably priced fish and chips I was a little surprised that they didn't serve mushy peas and only offered garden peas. Disappointingly I was...More

Thank mmpcruise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was dirty 20 pound for two breakfast and two drinks chairs really bad and when said staff agree but manager was oblivious horrible man I'm local would not refund and I did we did not touch any of our food and I will upload...More

Thank jonesbrett18
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed our homemade Steak and Kidney pie with fresh vegetables. It is always nice to hear positive reviews. Take care and hope to see you soon :)

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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast with a view!

Reviewed 18 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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the Apple Pie review, It must have certainly hit the spot! Apple Andy.

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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that your meal wasn't up to scratch. We will certainly be monitoring this in future.

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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed the Steak and Kidney pie, but am concerned the fish and chips wasn't to your satisfaction. It is hand battered and cooked to order, I can only think that we may have received some smaller fillets but they are all...More

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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for the review, we ae glad your experience was spot on for you. Hope to see you next time you are visiting Weymouth.

Reviewed 2 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
Nick C, Owner at Criterion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Our freshly made scones have gone down really well since we started serving them. Look out for the upgrade in 2018 to include Prosecco!

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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
28 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
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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