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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible20%
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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Menu said home made cottage pie .... Yummy I thought !!! One microwave ready meal of sloppy mince with instant mash served upside down smothered in Luke warm gravy, how is that home made? Menu suggested with chips and veg, wouldn't normally say yes to...More

Thank Lynneke
Reviewed yesterday

Service was efficient with plenty of choice on the menu. Chef's specials worth trying. Restaurant atmosphere was typical Holiday Beech style but very clean. I would not recommend this restaurant for persons with mobility problems as the toilets are three levels of stairs up but...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having just come back from Dorset & being based in Weymouth. (Which is such a lovely place to be & so easy to get to other places in Dorset & Devon). The Criterion restaurant, which is family run business, right on the esplanade, serving good...More

Thank Janis T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while in Weymouth. Food plentiful and fresh cooked. Chips were nice and veggie thing was ok, but all fried stuff. Service ok. Quite expensive for drinks. Ok if you're hungry, but wouldn't rush back.

Thank dee01273
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on the day of the seafood festival. We choose the waitress serve area, shown to a lovely table with our two small children. Nice menu, waited and waited and waited for the order to be taken. 20mins later no service no order taken...More

Thank srh19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices for standard cafe food - burgers, fish & chips etc overlooking Weymouth beach. Would have been better if the waitress didn't address eveyone as 'you guys, darling or sweetheart'. Good portion sizes & tasty.

Thank Gill Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there about an hour ago. Very rarely leave reviews but this place is terrible. Staff were so moody and food looked like and tasted like it'd been made for a dog. Wife left hers we had to get lunch elsewhere. Lucky it has...More

Thank Willsw82
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The first time I visited this restaurant must have been about 50 years ago as a small boy with my parents this time we came with my Son & Grandsons. Great view of Beach & sea even on a wet Sunday lovely patient staff having...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This family- owned and run cafe has been catering to locals and tourists alike since the 1930s and is now in the third generation of ownership. We were looking for a good full- English breakfast like ones we enjoy at a cafe in our home-...More

1  Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Last minute booking recommended by son and we are so glad we went. It was funny from start to finish very cleverly done and props were brilliant.Well done to all the performers. This is a must see for anyone.

Thank mumhoover
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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