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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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249 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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132 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank NICOLA H
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My partner & I saw this place & fancied a breakfast, had a look on TA and there were mixed reviews, decided we'd make our own minds up! 20% off breakfasts before noon, bargain! We went in and sat up the front, ordered at the counter, 2 large breakfasts, Pepsi & mug of tea £14! All the staff were very... More 

1 Thank Jessieleigh1
Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

nice place to eat family run spotless inside staff very friendy. had large breakfast was cooked nice good choice the wife had beef pie roast potatoes veg which looked very nice well pesented over all a good place to eat good size portions would go there again on my next time there

1 Thank bigjimbo55
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Called in here for a breakfast. Really good value with 10% off before 1130. Couldn't fault it. Food was cooked to order and served on hot plates which makes a difference with bacon and fired egg - it actually stays hot!

2 Thank Mike W
Templecombe, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Having walked along the sea front and new to Weymouth, we decided on lunch and managed to get a table in the window in this restaurant looking out over the sea front. A bit confusing on arrival as there were two different seating areas, one ground floor for self service and an upper level for waitress service - different not... More 

Thank ClaireWRiley
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A truly awful lunch which was advertised as roast pork with fresh vegetables. T he fresh veg turned out to be soggy sliced carrots and peas of an undentifiable type. Tasteless pork and glutinous gravy. It had obviously been hanging around although it was only 1.30. and they served until 3pm. I would not advise anyone to eat here as... More 

2 Thank Jean H

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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$11
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?