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The Cactus Tea Rooms & Bistro

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34 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England
01305778933
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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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
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Weymouth is full of cafes but this one just shone out in a crowded field. We were not wrong. Greeted by a very friendly welsh gentleman, we were shown to a table. The café has a dog friendly side and a non-doggie area. As we had our pooch with us and didn’t fancy the October sea breezes sitting on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Sue W
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Weymouth is full of cafes but this one just shone out in a crowded field. We were not wrong. Greeted by a very friendly welsh gentleman, we were shown to a table. The café has a dog friendly side and a non-doggie area. As we had our pooch with us and didn’t fancy the October sea breezes sitting on the... More 

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1 Thank Sue W
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We've visited the Cactus Tea rooms on several occasions because they have a fantastic selection of gluten free lunches. The restaurant is spotlessly clean, the food is good, service is fast. My only feedback would be some of the pricing. We ordered two jacket potato's on our visit today that are £7.25 each! For the same price you can order... More 

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1 Thank carrieagnes
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A very busy bistro, offering a wide selection of food, sandwiches and toasties to full blown meals, all good value. It was very busy (half term) when we visited, but the staff cleared tables quickly to ensure there was somewhere to sit. When we ordered food at the counter we warned that our toasted sandwiches could take 15minutes as it... More 

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Thank BarnOwl79
England
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We made a spur of the moment decision to head down to Weymouth for lunch, but wished we had done some research when we got there, as there were lots of cafes and eating places, but we were struggling to find one which did the kind of homemade lunch we fancied on a chilly day. After much walking around the... More 

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1 Thank eur0pia
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

noticed that this place did gluten free choices so ordered a breakfast for myself and a gluten free bacon and tomato toastie for my partner . Both were really good would recommend them will be going back again.

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Thank Kenneth S
Wiltshire
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited here a few times when visiting Weymouth last week. The staff are really helpful and friendly and the food was lovely. We had a light lunch of ham sandwiches and the homemade coffee cake which was really tasty. Not too expensive either. Lovely views of the sea front with inside and outside seating. Definitely worth a visit if... More 

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2 Thank MaldivianMagic
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We thought we would try this lovely looking beachfront resurant, it was a little expensive but it Had a beach view, a plate of chips nearly 3£ , we decided to have the lasagna , witch was delivered very quickly , but was very bland, like a child's meal, I do realise they have to respect every body taste, the... More 

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Thank CarolandRod
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We had lovely homemade cream tea and cakes. It was so good we went back for late lunch. I can't recommend enough. The staff were all brilliant. I think it is a family run restaurant.

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1 Thank AshokJK
Dudley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Enjoyed a cream tea and was given an extra plate to share my scone.Friendly staff, clean loo, and a good view of all around.

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Thank sue123mac
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The cream tea was lovely here, I mean you have to pay before hand, it's a little pricey, but you get a nice sea view, the guy behind the till seemed friendly enough but the girl serving just dumped the tray of scones and tea on the table without says a thing .. Smiles and conversation cost nothing

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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: British, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?