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The Watch House

$$ - $$$Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (111 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
“shellfish” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

If I'm going to be honest, we have looked in The Watch House a couple of times before on our Oct/Nov annual trip to St. Mawes, but thought the interior looked a little 'stark' or 'cold' and have decided against eating there in favour of...More

Thank James C
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Disappointing atmosphere and slow service. Food OK, but expensive. Unfortunately not too much competition in St. Mawes. If you like eating in a cafe with not much atmosphere, fine, but I would rather go to the Tresanton, which may be more expensive, but you get...More

1  Thank Tillybox
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food, but very sorry that you didn't like our atmosphere. During the day we are a pretty casual place to eat as most of our guests visit...More

Reviewed November 7, 2012

Went for dinner at the Watch House with friends who recommended this restaurant. It was apparant why they did so. We ate upstairs which has a more cosy atmosphere than downstairs I think. Service was absolutely first rate. Our charming waiter looked after us extremely...More

1  Thank Jan S
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad you had such a wonderful meal and that we lived up to your expectations. Please also thank your friends for the recommendation. As a relatively new place, positive...More

Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great harbour front location and excellent food combine to make this dog friendly restaurant a real winner. We went for lunch and went "3 for 3" with the beer battered fish and chips, the homemade burger and the handmade fishcakes - then went back...More

1  Thank Diveguy0-1
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your complements. I'm glad that you enjoyed your lunch and that all of you were able to sample something different from the menu. While we are pretty well known for our Fish...More

Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a holiday in St. Mawes, we had heard this place was worth a look. In fact we ate here twice and had take out Fish and Chips all in one week. We had delicious fish and vegetarian meals (we are not vegetarian) but thought...More

Thank bagcollector_9
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you very much for such a nice review and for visiting us multiple times while you were in town. We really appreciate the positive comments and hope to see you again next time you are in town! Cheers, The Watch House Team

Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just arrived in St Mawes for the first time and decided to take a stroll through the highstreet,thankfully coming across The Watch Out takeaway window, faced with the sheer variety of food it took us a while to choose, eventually deciding to order "sustainable fishcakes...More

Thank foodfanatic144
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Wow, what a fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Fish and Chips and that you had such a wonderful experience on the take away. We have a new team looking after things on our Watch Out window and have been working this...More

Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Basic cafe with well cooked food, rare roast beef ( and not so rare for those who requested it), excellent mix of vegetables with delicious celeriac puree; extra gravy on request. We enjoyed our lunch and found the staff helpful and pleasant. Cakes and puds...More

1  Thank horacesmum
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you very much for joining us for Sunday Roast lunch! We really appreciate you taking the time to write the review and for saying such lovely things about our team and our food. We hope to see you again next time you are in...More

Reviewed October 16, 2012

the food was London style without the panache and over priced for the location great for well heeled locals but not for the visitorMore

2  Thank jo r
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm sorry that you felt our food was priced higher than you would have expected. We try to keep our prices as fair as possible and find that we are...More

Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a crabsalad and a cheese and ham sandwich for lunch. Nothing special but really well made and tasty. Nice staff. The caces and cookies looked delicious.

Thank Karinn-T
CaiKrum, Manager at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you very much for visting us on your trip to St Mawes and for the lovely review! Hope to see you again next time you are in town. Thanks, The Watch House Team

Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were a party of 14, obviously a lot more than their normal, but they coped with us brilliantly and without delays. The food is absolutely superb, to the extent that we asked for the chef to come out for well deserved thanks and applause....More

1  Thank pantodame1
CaiKrum, Owner at The Watch House, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. Your group was an absolute pleasure to have and it was a nice treat for Will to have the round of applause at the end of your meal. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything...More

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WendyStAlbans
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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
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723Sarah
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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