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Water Margin

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The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
+44 28 7034 2222
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. I love this place and everything about it . Such kind staff, make you feel so welcome. Food is fabulous:)

Thank roberta706607
Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was great to park right outside the door, the staff were very friendly and service was very quick. The food was of a very high standard and plenty of it. Good wine list and not too expensive.

Thank Liz J
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the salt chilli chicken starter, which was tasty and a very large portion. Then had the shredded chicken Peking style which was delicious! It's pretty unusual to get a battered/deep fried gluten free dish and it was such a joy as I haven't had this type of fish for 13 years since I was diagnosed with coeliac disease.... More 

Thank Rebecca625
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on sunday for a light bite, specifically the crispy duck rolls only as although they are expensive they are the best out of any Chinese restaurant we have tried. As usual they did not disappoint. Friendly staff and nice venue and atmosphere. We will return again soon when in the area.

Thank ElaineMor
County Down, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in the area for the weekend and decided to try the Water Margin as neither of us had been before. Luckily we had booked ahead as the restaurant was very busy; we were greeted by friendly staff and seated immediately. We ordered from the tea time menu which was fantastically priced. The evening meal was truly enjoyed by... More 

Thank MKane2001
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a cheap Chinese restaurant You will pay for what you get . Nice decor very comfortable seats and a nice table layout. I was lucky by the window overlooking the river . Mind you it was at night . Excellent attentive staff .restaurant was not busy . The food, well there's Chinese food AND there's Chinese food... More 

1 Thank Lloydrosesr
Belfast, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

New menu since I was last here. Fantastic variety. Would recommend the House Chow Mein. Lovely place to sit with friends and enjoy the views across the river. Service was excellent with three members of staff looking after us throughout the meal.

Thank Frankie T
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had deep fried soft shelled crabs as a starter,amazing and such a plateful.All the meals were fabulous.as was the service.We had a window table looking out onto the river,which was great.A very successful evening.

Thank Topchef37
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived in time for the “Shoppers Menu” or Early Bird which was available until 7.00 pm. The restaurant has a good ambience and has attractive views over the River Bann. My wife had the crispy duck spring rolls where were average and I had spare ribs which didn’t appeal at all. For our main courses we had chicken curry... More 

1 Thank SeacatIreland
Portsmouth, UK
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited several times last year and this year with family, no complaints, food good and staff are always polite. The "early bird" or whatever it's called is good value but only available until 19:00hrs.

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Chinese, Soups, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Coleraine
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7034 2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?