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The Watch House

) #4 of 17 Restaurants in St Mawes $$ - $$$ Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fritto misto” (6 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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151 - 160 of 487 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stayed in St Mawes between Christmas and New Years and went to the Watch House one night early in our stay and returned again for New Years Eve and used the "Watch out" takeaway a couple of times (too convenient and tempting to miss!)....More

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The fish and chips here are so good that our favourite memory of four days in St Mawes is walking up the road back to our hotel eating the best ever take away fish and chips from the Watch Out, the take away beneath the...More

1  Thank John04
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I am aware fish and chips always taste better at the seaside. And I did often actually get hit by waves whilst waiting for the food here. But food was one of the best I've had any where. Only ever had cod but looks like...More

1  Thank Kurtis J
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We are currently lucky enough to be living in this very beautiful little village on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula. We have eaten regularly at The Rising Sun (pub) and the food/service there is great - so we upped our game and tried The...More

Thank nich14
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The food was lovely. However, for £12 we were expecting more from the mozzarella and winter vegetable salad. We could only count one winter vegetable and it was sparingly applied. The burger was good, cannot fault it.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Relaxed restaurant suitable for families and/or couples. The seafood curry is a must - if you like curries! Good service from attentive (not overly so) staff. Good range of dishes to suit most pallettes.

Thank Domino1879
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Over priced, mediocre food. Appalling service. A real shame as St Mawes is so beautiful, this restaurant lets it down.

Thank Sheree H
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Truly lovely fish restaurant - have been now for several years - only gets better each time - best to book.

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We used the Watch Out a couple of times for fish n chips and the whole family enjoyed the fresh-cooked fish and decent portions of chips, again nicely cooked with good sides of mushy peas also being worthy of a mention. Unfortunately we left it...More

Thank TJF1976
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Recommended this place , so strolled into harbour side - for midweek it seemed quite busy but they found me a table - always difficult for a loner! Chose the classic mussels starter and garlic chips with a glass of Sauvignon. Do you like the...More

Thank Claireloupy
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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