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The New Water Margin

72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 364754
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“dim sum” (26 reviews)
“crispy lamb” (3 reviews)
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Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food they do here is really good quality. They cater for special dietary requirements and will go out of their way to prepare dishes that are not listed on the menu if that will help with what you can and cannot eat. That being...More

1  Thank Chris C
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you vey much for your comment. We have always endeavoured to keep our prices down as a reward for our loyal customers. However, please bear in mind that the recent sharp increases in food costs and wages etc. are the primary factors we need...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

I and 9 friends had Sunday lunch here. The food was lovely and plentiful . Only one dish was disappointing , it arrived cold it was the starter of crispy duck . Most people in the party didn't mind this . One sweet of strawberry...More

Thank thatsandee
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for a take away, the staff were initially polite. When I got my takeaway home it was not what was expected, dry, old looking, stale food. DISAPPOINTED! I then drove back to the restaurant which is the other side of derby...More

Thank rochdan2018
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

While you have said that our staff was initially polite, and can you understand why they have become so upset? This is because of your anti-social behaviour that a lady like yourself should not behave in that way. Our staff has tried to explained to...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here on and off for about 20 years as the food is fantastic. I always have a little moan because every time we go I feel a few of the staff are very unwelcoming and rude. We visited again this week and...More

Thank Mr J
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I took my now wife here on our first date over 20 years ago. It was obviously a great evening and we have re-visited many times with both our now 14 year old daughter and friends. The food has always been excellent and the service...More

Thank 338Trefor
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Sorry to know that you have received a parking ticket after the visit to our restaurant some time ago. I can remember that during the time of your visit, the machine for registering your car registration number was broken down and so we have to...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

What can I say..... absolutely gorgeous food. Best prawn crackers I’ve had while we waited for meal. Had fillet steak in black bean sauce that melted in my mouth! Salt and pepper squid was best I’ve had. The Hors d'oeuvres was fantastic with huge fresh...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant had become a regular for us. The food comes quick with the main courses freshly cooked and they have an all you can eat option that satisfies two teenage boys.

Thank sooks5096
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Went out for dinner with my mum & sister , inside looked very oriental it was beautiful so my expectations were high. The waitress was nice slightly shy but she done her job well . We chose all you can eat and all our starters...More

Thank daniielle1992
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Disappointed with quality of dimsum. Turnip cake was deep fried - why? Just made it very greasy. HoFun with beef was fine; siew mai was of a generous size but just a little gristly (pork could perhaps do with being minced finer) but otherwise was...More

Thank ILGF
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here on Easter Monday for a meal with my wife and friends. We chose the all you can eat menu. They bring the food out to order and you pay a fixed price. The service was great, friendly waiters and had a laugh. The...More

Thank CHRIS m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 364754
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The Winner of the Oriental restaurant of the year - Derby food & drinks awards 2011. Our restaurant stands closely to Derby City Centre, and is offering authentic Cantonese & Peking Cuisine in luxurious surroundings and a pleasant atmosphere. We serve traditional "Dim Sum" during normal lunch hours. Our function room equipped with Karaoke facilities is free to hire (minimum spending - £200) for your special occasions. Special banquet meals can be arranged for your special needs. Please ask for details.
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