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The Watch House

$$ - $$$Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (87 reviews)
“fritto misto” (6 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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111 - 120 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Most expensive fish curry ever, but very nice, service very good, good choice if you don't want to eat at the two hotels in the village which seem to have set price menus .

Thank RosieLincs
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had a gorgeous meal at the Watch House last night , my partner had Rib Eye steak which was really tasty and cooked to perfection and I had the Sri Lankan Cod curry which was absolutely gorgeous ! So tasty and had a nice kick...More

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Last night in St Mawes and we had the best meal of the week. Hand made burger, Hake, Srilanka fish curry and a decent wine. Deserts to die for and more than decent espresso to finish. The Staff were all super helpful which made for...More

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went here for an evening meal, very pleasant staff, had a window seat upstairs with a wonderful view of the boats and harbour, went the whole hog with 3 courses and we all had different, my husband had the Roasted shellfish as a main course...More

Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beer battered fish and chips! Although fully booked they managed to squeeze us in! Best so far on a travels around Cornwall

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Were taken by family for lunch, 4 adults, 2 children. First class service, nothing too much trouble, orders taken promptly, with understanding for the children, and served accurately and considerately. All of the food was of the highest standard, cooked perfectly and presented nicely. In...More

Thank KRGA_12
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just the view is worth paying for at the Watch House. But the food is also very good. This is our favourite restaurant in the village. Usually we have their excellent Sunday lunch but it seems in the summer this isn't served. So we went...More

Thank Seacroft
Reviewed 22 August 2016

had takeaway cod n chips at the watch house's takeaway window, called watch out. batter brilliant. chips twice cooked and crunchy as hell. ordered a side salad which was dressed beautifully with fresh garlicky vinaigrette, and had watercress in it (a rarity, even in fancy...More

Thank tallergirl2
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We recently visited the watch house whilst on holiday in st mawes and liked it so much visited twice and the children also sample the take way which is open between 5-8 each evening.The menu is fresh locally sourced and delicious and also has regular...More

Thank Bex39
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Given we should expect good seafood in a seafood restaurant, but our meal here was totally delicious and good value for money. Wished we could have had a second meal there!

Thank Leigh S
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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