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Criterion

63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
+44 1305 784520
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British
PRICE
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LOCATION
63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Sea views, great and friendly service and all cooked fresh. A must stop for anyone on holiday!

1  Thank Pete B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Spent the afternoon in Weymouth and called into the Criterion for a cuppa and a cream tea. Very clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and welcoming. I ordered a tea and a cream tea and sat outside as weather was great. Scone was lovely with...More

1  Thank ShirlTurner6024
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Local restaurants close quite early in Weymouth so when we saw this restaurant still open, me and my family went in, only to find out it closed in 15 minutes. However, they stayed open and accommodated for me and my large family (over 15 of...More

1  Thank z000l
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Four of us visited on a weekday lunchtime, I wish we had not bothered, the food and service were well below average and two of the meals were served with tasteless potatoes and veg when chips were actually ordered. There are plenty of places to...More

1  Thank mel51
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Popped in for Breakfast with my partner, a little disappointed what you get for the price if I am honest. They claim outside that you get 10% discount before 12 although saw no evidence of that. For the price paid which was expecting more than...More

Thank PAMK
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I am currently eating in this restaurant if you can call it that It is staffed by young grump waitress who just stand around They advertise a 2 course meal for £8.25 but read the info carefully as it says it includes a hot pudding...More

Thank simon6969
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch on a cold wet afternoon friendly service and a fairly nice lunch. We had fish and chips, the fish was excellent but found the chips quite ordinary

1  Thank jandfamily2014
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DiecastDave
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!!!
16 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
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torre26
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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