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63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
01305 784520
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Ranked #133 of 209 Restaurants in Weymouth
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Odiham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited today. We came in for the full breakfast. Resturant is quite quirky in places but it feels unloved. I felt like I had stopped at a truckers food shack cafe.. The staff seemed bored and the whole atmosphere was non existent.. The breakfast was ok. The sausages were nice as were the beans.. Everything else was swimming in oil..... More

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London, UK
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221 reviews 221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to Criterion for lunch on a Saturday in November. We hoped to sit at the more comfortable tables away from the drafts caused by the open doors. However, they don't serve sandwiches there so we had to sit at the less comfortable tables in the cold part of the restaurant. We ordered sandwiches and soup from the counter.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

dined at the criterion twice on our holiday and both times we were not disappointed, really good selection of meals at a very reasonable price, well cooked and the place is spotlessly clean. We were told to go there and I now see why. Could not fault.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you want good wholesome home cooking with reasonable prices. This is the place. Excellent meals and highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Food was pretty awful. Husband said "Carpet comes to mind" after I asked about his lunch, a burger, and I could barely cut my fishcakes. It was last knockings and I have to say the other diners seemed satisfied, maybe we chose the the wrong food.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were told about this cafe at the campsite where we were staying and we had a great breakfast. It was quiet when we arrived the staff were very friendly and chatty. Where we sat we could see the chef cooking our breakfast and when he finished he brought it over himself. The fry up was lovely, sausages were fantastic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I come here quiet often and I can say the food is lovely and proper home cooked food. The staff are friendly and really good to get on with. The decor needs updating but that's the only fault I know. Always one of my favourite places to go.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The wife and I had the self-served meal. I had the pork and the wife had the cottage pie. Both were very nice and plentiful. Check out service we found needs improving, but we left satisfied and well fed.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went.here for lunch, reasonable priced and good home cooked food. Even my 2 year old fussy eater enjoyed his cottage pie, will go here again

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After just arriving in weymouth we fancied fish and chips , we came across the criterion, which from outside looked like a traditional fish and chip restaurant, but sadly we were mistaken aa when we ordered our cod and chips we asked for a gherkin and pickled onion we were given a very strange look and told 'this is not... More

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pat c, Owner at Criterion, responded to this review

Thank you for your Reviews. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your Fish & Chip meals on your recent visit to The Criterion. Our Cod is freshly battered and is usually greatly enjoyed by our customers. Our Chefs spend a considerable amount of time preparing Home Cooked Fare with fresh vegetables and potatoes, chips however are preprepared which... More

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Additional Information about Criterion

Address: 63-64 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DE, England
Phone Number: 01305 784520
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: English

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