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“Very Dated, Not Friendly, Avoid”
Review of Criterion

Criterion
Ranked #156 of 292 Restaurants in Weymouth
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Our family of six had a very Average meal here. Price was £45 which seems to be the norm. Younger staff are fine but Older staff have a ' cant be bothered' attitude.One guy with short grey hair about 50 who seems to be in charge has not said one word to anyone in my family for years not even a SMILE.Ive been there every year on hols because my mother but this year she has finally realised how bad it is. Portions were small, Food below average and surroundings havent changed for decades.This generation of this family business needs to be sorted.

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1  Thank williamsfamilys
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

what a lovely place to eat we went self service although there is an area for waitress service. very helpful and friendly. great choice of food reasonably priced good portions. very dog friendly area inside where we could sit comfortably with our dog. no fighting seagulls outside. definitely go back again and again

Thank weylove
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Went here for food which was expensive and bland. The older staff treat the younger staff Like dirt talking down to them in front of customers. They had a dog in with a man who left sand and dog hair behind. Not best advertisement for hygiene. Won't eat there again gone downhill

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1  Thank Cassandoa
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We decided to try The Criterion for breakfast this morning (10/08) as when our mum was alive and we were visiting Weymouth she used to go here to meet her friends......... HUGE mistake! We walked through the door to see a female member of staff holding a plate while a male member of staff was placing food with his fingers onto the plate! My husband gave a cheery "good morning" and we were staggered at the response! The female looked up from her chore and gave us all a very cold stare that could only be interpreted as "can you not see we are busy"?
Needless to say we never stayed for the breakfast, who wants that type of greeting? Food served onto your plate by grubby fingers? and breakfast that looked very dried up? Not us, we wandered along to the Moby Dick where we had shared a breakfast with our late sister several years earlier and here they know exactly how to greet there customers.
No wonder The Criterion was empty!

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2  Thank comeonenglandOxford
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Took our four kids here whilst on holiday , for a family of six our bill came in at £33 which is amazing value considering i had steak at £9.95 , food was well cooked , kids had hamburger meals , chicken nuggets and cottage pie , very well portioned for kids meals they would fill a grown adult up , i had steak and partner had haddock , nice sized portions again , my steak came with peas which i dont like but was offered an alternative option, staff are nice and friendly , will defo be back next year

Thank simon a
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