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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%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (26 reviews)
“crispy lamb” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and have always held it in high regard. Unfortunately i visited on 13/12/2017 and was very disappointed in the service and the quality of the food. This surprised me very much and maybe there is a reason...More

Thank 747JohnBoy
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience for dining in our restaurant on that day. Could you please identify yourself, or tell us more in details so that we can have a clearer picture of what had gone wrong, and hence enables...More

Reviewed December 1, 2017

The New Water Margin is one of my favourite restaurants in Derby. I order takeaway from this restaurant many times. My husband and I always enjoy the food. Yes, I recommend everyone the restaurant!

Thank Agnezza1
Reviewed November 25, 2017

My partner and I chose this restaurant as it looked the best one(TripAdvisor) that was near to our hotel and served Chinese food(Cantonese & Peking). From the roadside it looked a bit like a supermarket and I was worried I had chosen badly, however once...More

Thank stroler551a
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

This has always been a favourite place to eat, but having moved away a few years ago had forgotten just how good it is. 9 of us went which meant we could try lots of different dishes all of which were wonderful. The seafood was...More

Thank MrSimonDale
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

It is really encouraging to have seen your good comment here. We understand that there is always room to improve, however, we can assure you that we shall strive to keep up the high standards as the reward for our valued customers. Peter and Staff

Reviewed November 4, 2017

We went for a birthday treat with the intentions of specifically ordering only dim sum which we adore and usually drive to Birmingham for. We will not need to drive all the way to Birmingham anymore now we have sampled the dim sum here ........More

1  Thank joy l
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

The most recent visit, and most of my visits, to The New Water Margin are to have lunch there with my parents. There is always a warm homely welcome and I have noticed that the staff always remember their regulars and greet them like old...More

Thank KLeeFoodie
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Dear customer, greatly appreciated for your detailed explanation on some of the meal options, and we are really happy to know that you and your guests are so pleased for enjoying the dining experience in our restaurant. Please be assured that I myself and our...More

Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Another great belly full of food at The New Water Margin, all you can eat buffet menu, I can't believe the value for money just £60 for the food plus the bar bill, and the food just kept coming, great selection of starters which were...More

Thank 2063DS
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We once again as a family visited The New Water Margin with family. We had excellent veg corn soup and hot and sour soup. We had very good veg yak Shang and spring rolls. V We had various veg curry with rice. We had extremely...More

1  Thank goodvegifood
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Sorry to know that you have got a parking ticket for having lunch in our restaurant. Please DO NOT pay them but instead send me a copy of the "Parking Charge Notice" so that I can have all the details to contact our contractor to...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

We have been coming here for years because the food is a sheer delight . For the first time last week we tried the all you can eat buffet....and what a revelation it was.........it was decidedly choicey and a veritable banquet of epic pro[ortions that...More

Thank Amber L
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

First visit here, went well all together. The food and portion size was brilliant (all you can eat. Not a huge variety of food to blend with sauces though, nor drinks variety. The fosters wasn't very nice, seemed to everyone the pipes could do with...More

Thank simojr92
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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