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“Vaughans Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vaughan's

Vaughan's
7 Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BE, England
+44 (0)1305 769004
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Ranked #64 of 203 Restaurants in Weymouth
Price range: $65 - $65
Cuisines: Seafood, English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dudley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Vaughans Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We took advantage of the Wednesday offer. My steak burger was good value. The value for money was what we expected. Would need to visit on other evenings to check out what was on offer to compare. Service was a little slow but perhaps to be expected as it was full (possibly with others taking advantage of the offer).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rhoose, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“SHAME ABOUT THE GROTTY LOOS”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The food and service was excellent here, however on visiting the ladies I noticed someone had clearly had an upset stomach in one of the cubicles in the ladies which needed cleaning up. I reported this immediately to one of the staff who clearly chose to ignore me as on my second visit to the loo ( I am 34 weeks pregnant so these are frequent) I noted the soiled toilet had still not been rectified. This put me off my entire meal and enjoyment of what is clearly a lovely restaurant with a good and varied menu

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Food cooked to perfection & excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Just returned from Vaughans after a superb meal. My husband and I went with our 11 year old daughter to celebrate my birthday. The staff were commendable helping my daughter by making the ribs that she had ordered manageable. Our steak was cooked to perfection and our requests accommodated. The restaurant was busy for midweek, a nice ambience. Excellent value for money & superb service from the waiting staff especially our lovely host Lynne.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rainham, Kent, England
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Just got back from a great evening at Vaughans. Bottle of prosecco in the evening sunshine, superb meals (scallops to start and brill to follow particularly good, but all four of us were very happy with our choices), good service. We started at 7pm; by the time we finished around 9 the restaurant was full and the staff seemed busy by then (but still cheerful and attentive). Pleasantly surprised by the bill - good value for a lovely time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“OK. But just OK.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Three of us dined on Thursday evening. We were greeted warmly at the door and shown to our table.

The look of the menu is good, with a varied amount of both seafood and meat, although the actual menu's are tatty and worn, not a great first impression.

Within a few minutes a waitress came over to take our drinks order but we weren't quite ready at this moment so asked for a couple of extra minutes whilst
we decided on the bottle we would like, but asked for a jug of tap water for the table whilst we were waiting.
This was our first error. The staff were all so busy with serving other guests and running food, and making drinks that the waitress took such a long time
to come back to take our wine order that we wered also ready to order our food - and had been for some time. We settled for a bottle of Muscadet at (£13.95).
We decided on one Cornish mussels in a classic mariniere sauce (£6.95), Prosciutto di Parma with juicy melon and crushed pistachios (£6.50) and a scallops pan
roasted with courgettes and a sweet chilli jam (£7.95).

The wine was perfectly chilled and light, crisp and dry. A perfect combination to any seafood, and a steal at the price compared to the quality!

Our starters arrived in good timeand each was a hit. Mussels and scallops both cooked to perfection and the parma ham, melon and pistachios were an excellent
mix of textures and flavours. One criticism would be that the sweet chilli jam with the scallops didn't really have a kick, and was more of a sauce than a jam.

For main courses we all opted for dishes from the specials board - being by the sea, could you get any fresher?!
Two of us chose the parma ham wrapped hake with tomatoes and garlic (£15.75) and the third dish was 1/2 a Weymouth lobster with Cafe de Paris butter (£18.95) - this was
chosen as it was a special occasion.

Our main courses arrived with plenty of time inbetween courses to enjoy more of the super wine and enjoy a good catch up.
The main courses were presented well, although there was a bit of a delay between first plate and last plate being placed down, nothing to act to the detriment of the meal.
The parma ham wrapped hake was cooked perfectly with just the right level of garlic to not be over-powering. The vegetables and potatoes served with the three mains
were also cooked to perfection, the vegetables were al-dente and the potaoes were soft and fluffy.

The same cannot be said of the 1/2 Weymouth lobster sampled by the third guest. Although presented well, the lobster it's self was chewy, rubbery and tough. Practically inedible. We
stopped and looked to get the attention of a passing waiter which took somewhere in the region of about five minutes.
We explained the situation and the meal was taken away.

After a short period had passed, the waiter had returned, 'would you like something else?'. No apology for the poor meal. No explaination.

The third guest (my mother) opted for the brill with crushed new potatoes and chargrilled asparagus (£16.95) also from the specials board. This, again, was presented
very well, and tasted good too.

But by the time it had arrived my mother was left to eat her meal alone as we had both finished. Surely a better option would have been to offer to replate our meals whilst the third meal was prepared (again) so that we could all eat together? After all, it wasn't a case of personal taste - the lobster was overcooked, and if not then it was certainly a poor product.

There was no check back performed to ask if everything was okay mid-meal.

Dessert menus were offered and we decided that as this was a special meal we would opt for a sweet.
I chose the vanilla bean pannacotta with fresh raspberries and strawberries, my mother opted for the honeycomb cheesecake, and our other guest chose the locally
selected cheeseboard (all £6.50 each). All desserts were perfect and obviously home-made (all bar the cheese of course!).

After a good ten minutes of being sat with empty dessert plates we looked around for an available waiter to ask for the bill. This took sometime, but we were succesful
in the end.
The bill arrived (£117.25 for three people having three courses plus two bottle of wine) which we thought was reasonable, although slightly upset that still, even at the end of the meal,
no apology was offered or and gesture of goodwill given, even though we all ate our main courses at seperate times, plus we struggled to get attention when we needed it.

Overall, good. But not great. And I would suggest avoiding late week - which in a seaside seasonal town may not be good for business.
As a note to the restaurant (if you read this) please up date your website with current menus!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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