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The Cactus Tea Rooms & Bistro

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34 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England
01305778933
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very welcome snack break

After wandering around a damp Weymouth, the sun finally appeared and we needed refreshment for a family of 5. We found a table outside which was duly dried by the staff, after the rain. We ordered 5 Dorset Cream Teas at the counter and only waited 10 minutes or so for them to be brought to our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After wandering around a damp Weymouth, the sun finally appeared and we needed refreshment for a family of 5. We found a table outside which was duly dried by the staff, after the rain. We ordered 5 Dorset Cream Teas at the counter and only waited 10 minutes or so for them to be brought to our table and they... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch on carnival day. It was very busy but the food came in a timely manner and was as good as ever! Staff were incredibly busy but worked their socks off. We love it 😊

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Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While visiting Weymouth recently,we decided to make a return visit to the Cactus tea rooms as we had had some lovely meals here in the past.The crab sandwiches and Homity pie were delicious and beautifully presented so we opted to try the apple crumble and dorset apple cake for dessert which,unfortunately was a big mistake. The dorset apple cake,which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On a recent trip to Weymouth, my boyfriend and I decided to pop in as we were feeling a little bit peckish. There is a good selection on the menu, but we were in the mood for a something sweet so opted for the cream tea. You have to order inside once you have decided and give them your table... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On the front, so in a good location, but the whole experience was just not right. Far too many signs to read and despite two staff in the cafe on arrival, neither spoke at all, a good day would be a start. The food, was reasonable, though a five minute interval between the delivery of six meals. The portions were... More 

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lydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped off for a quick afternoon snack, lovely toasted sandwich served with a nice fresh crisp garnish, good fresh homemade cakes too. Nice hot tea served with a smile, good value for money, fast efficient service in a clean bright atmosphere

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place over the years has changed hands and its name. It has a nice seating area and you can look out over the sea front. You order your food at the bar and then its brought to you. Its not bad but lacks something. I just feel its needs something injecting into it. The place seems lifeless, also it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here was really good....fast service and good choice, although location wise does get busy at meal times so worth going early. Had afternoon tea which comprised of one scone with Jam and Cream and a pot of tea - also had a full english breakfast on another day which is served until 12pm each day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visited the cactus after finding it during researching places to eat with gluten/dairy free options when in weymouth. Ours was a lunchtime visit and the cafe does have all the sandwiches/toasties available on gf bread also a special which was also gf and looked interesting although I am also dairy free and this had cheese in it so I... More 

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Lebrija, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited the Cactus several times during our recent stay in Weymouth. You have to order inside and give them your table number but we were really impressed with the service and quality of the food. Our drinks were always piping hot and the cakes were to die for which are home made next door to the cafe. Bang went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
  • Phone Number: 01305778933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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