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The Watch House

$$ - $$$Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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11 - 20 of 510 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location by harbour. Great value, good food in somewhat rustic setting. Operates a very popular Fish and Chip takeaway from the other side of building. Cheerful friendly staff.

Thank rogster2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without a booking but were fitted in for an early dinner. Restaurant was very busy and obviously popular given the numbers turned away without a reservation. Our squid starter was excellent and the roast cod and oven baked hake were equally so. Wine...More

Thank wllew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good meal there, whole plaice with new potatoes, almond cake with clotted cream - all perfectly nice with good service. Next day, we went into the restaurant to book again for the following night. Well, we pushed open the door and the woman...More

Thank sgkgiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good value for the take away meal provided. It was clear that it was well supported. Very good filling food.

Thank BuchananPlymouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both started with a 'special".......a deconstructed sea bass ceviche, Simple, a nice amount of heat and perfectly balanced. Great mussels with chips and fish and chips. Chips were super crisp with melt in the mouth centers.

Thank FiveStarTravelers100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I walked in for a dinner during our honeymoon at around 8.30pm in peak season and were offered a table for 9.30, which we were pleased with. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the place is clean and well decorated but...More

Thank Toni P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly young staff. Perhaps inexperienced but did their best. We were seated on the upper floor via stairs, very low ceilings which was far too warm. Staff struggled too as kitchen was on the ground floor. We had to ask for a window to be...More

Thank maggieadelaide2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely birthday meal here, would recommend the mussels. Lovely to sit upstairs and see the view - fairly expensive however the service was fabulous and the food was delicious so it was justified. The atmosphere was buzzy and would definitely come again.

Thank Leamspagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to book a table for Sunday evening. Answering machine said to leave a message and we would receive a call back. Sadly we didn't. We've eaten here before and loved it but this lack of customer service will affect our decision to go again.

2  Thank Sandyra60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening tea here. Very tasty and very polite and helpful friendly staff. Will go again when we are next in St Mawes.

Thank jessicasaundry
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Eleanor B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would book as there are 12 of you and I am sure they would be happy to welcome you
17 May 2016|
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Response from nich14 | Reviewed this property |
Bear in mind, food is cooked to order so you can be hanging around for 20 mins for fish/chips takeaway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270038
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