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The Cactus Tea Rooms & Bistro

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34 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DJ, England
+44 1305 778933
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just popped in for a quick lunch and were surprised at how good the food was, what excellent value it was and how popular the restaurant is. Great food, all the usual suspects but lots of twists on traditional food. Great service and very good value, well worth a visit.

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Thank Tim B
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

gluten free choices listed on the menu - sandwiches and toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes, chips and specials. Friendly staff, fantastic seafront location and very tasty tuna and cheese toasted sandwich. No hesitation in recommending and will certainly be going again when in Weymouth

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Thank MrsWilson305
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Food was very Greasy, chips and peas were both undercooked. Wasn't overly cheap and the portions were on the small side.

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Thank Simon P
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

very clean, food very good and very quick service. Staff very plesant and polite. Portland crab sandwiches are delicious.

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Thank ways705
Swanley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place, nothing to write home about. Bit pricey for a cafe, but typical of other seafront cafes.

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Wimborne Minster, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped for a tea and cake break at these tea rooms, attracted by the nice seating outside and the views. The selection of cakes inside was very tempting and the service was quick and friendly. The tables outside could have been wiped down a little better but inside everything looked clean and tidy (and the toilets were clean too!).... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited here several times during our holiday for breakfast and lunch. Lovely clean restaurant, food was really good and well priced and friendly staff. Great location opposite the beach. Child friendly too. What more could you want.

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Thank hayleylkent
Weston Super Mare
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Have eaten here 3 times in the last 4 months, and found the food, service, cost, and all around satisfaction to be applauded Inside or out clean and tidy, food always piping hot and very tasty, an extra bit of care is taken by the owners to deliver.

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Thank tarkan66
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the second time I have used these tea rooms and can definitely recommend the cappuccinos and lemon fudge cake. Not cheap but delicious.

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Thank Hilary B
Briport
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141 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Michael Winner the former movie director turned restaurant critic always used to ask for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice when he went to a new venue. Likewise, if there are crab sandwiches on the menu, that is what I will order as it is a benchmark for the establishment - (stay with me, it does get relevant!) -... More 

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Thank Clive R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 778933

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