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“Great Tapas, Superb Service, Great Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Crow's Nest in the Square

The Crow's Nest in the Square
Ranked #44 of 277 Restaurants in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $41
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Situated just behind the old harbour and in the heart of Hope Square the Crow's Nest offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy excellent home cooked foods, wines, fine bottled beers and hot & cold beverages.By day we provide a wide range of local food and meals to suit all needs and by night we serve a full menu influenced by the flavours of Spain as well as an exciting Tapas menu for you to enjoy whilst you soak up the atmosphere of Weymouth's premier square.The Crow's Nest in the Square is the perfect spot for romantic meals for two, food and drink with family and friends or for you to simply enjoy a bottle of wine.
London
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Tapas, Superb Service, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Tucked away in Hope Square, and sandwiched between the excellent Red Lion pub and another restaurant on the corner, this is a tiny, hidden gem.

We went there for a large family celebration and the food was superb. One end of the table shared the very good tapas - highlights sardines, garlic prawns, patatas aioli (potatoes with garlic mayonnaise) - and the other end all opted for the steaks which were apparently very good. It's probably the best tapas I've had outside of Spain.

I've rarely had such good service: all the staff who served us were superbly attentive to all our needs in cramped spaces and not easy with four generations of family there. Very impressive and a real credit to the owners. There was a small mistake on one of the steaks and it was changed with no fuss asap, but long enough to tell it had been freshly cooked. One member of our party wanted gluten free bread and it was produced straight away.

It is a very small restaurant especially when it's too cold to eat outside, and it's not always open especially out of season so wise to give them a ring and check before heading down there. The size and closeness to other diners maybe won't suit everyone but it gives the place a terrific atmosphere.

It's also in a great, virtually traffic free location in Hope Square with various other pubs and restaurants and just around the corner from the picturesque harbour.

A very enjoyable experience and definitely will go back next time we are in Weymouth.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Caerleon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty Tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Visited September 2013. The summer holiday season was finished and so the restaurant was quiet. We had read previous reviews about the quality and planned to try it out before we left. The menu caters for all tastes and the quality is outstanding. Friendly welcome, lovely service and have no reservations about recommending this tapas bar as a must visit for anyone who cant decide between the many eating places in Weymouth harbour. Excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MatthewDixon1973
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Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

The quality of the tapas here was second to none. We had a good selection from the menu & it was all lovely. If you enjoy tapas this is where to come. The seafood was fresh & cooked perfectly. We had chicken livers & i dont like liver as a rule but they were delicious & come highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AHaigh2013
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Tapas Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

I took in the Tapas evening with three colleagues, one of whom is quite a food critic may I add. The service and food was beyond expectation, absolutely delicious and on time throughout. We ordered 12 different Tapas and several additional side orders between us. The overall experience is one of the best encounters I've ever had on a meal night out. I will most definitely be returning for more and recommend the Crows Nest to my friends.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stopped for an early lunch and it was delicious. Hubbie had a chicken sandwich and I had the chicken blue cheese and cashew salad, which was excellent for the price, a great meal.

Visited August 2013
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