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Water Margin

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72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
+44 23 8073 2377
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Southampton
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256 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, evening buffet at £19.80 especially love the starters. Just wish they would smile a bit more - can be quite brusk!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have be looking for a good Chinese buffet as our favourite closed and this one is the best one, food was great ,staff was very friendly and helpful and the price is what you would expect the only thing I would say is it was not very warm inside but we will be going back

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Thank evettethomas
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have been to the Water Margin 3 times and on each occasion the service has been excellent and the food delicious. There is an extensive range of a la carte meals whilst the many set menus should cater for all tastes. I shall certainly be going again and have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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Thank marcopolo02
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really great food with a huge choice. The duck especially is amazing. Quick service and very nice decor in the restaurant. Quite expensive so won't visit regularly but for special occasions it's a nice place to go.

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Thank H A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having read the reviews I was a bit unsure about this place. However it worked well with the eight of us round a circular table with revolving centre. Restaurant was full, nice atmosphere and everyone seemed happy. Service is brisk and efficient to the point of being brusk which is welcome when you are trying to get 8 people fed... More 

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Thank Chris D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant was FREEZING cold! They had one small calor gas fire at one end of the restaurant which was doing nothing at the other end of the restaurant. We had the buffet and the food was mediocre - the starters were brought out of almost immediately leaving me to think they weren't cooked fresh. The table was far too... More 

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Thank Happy_Hercules
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

As usual the food was good and service was good. The food took a very long time to be served so we had to ask twice about the where abouts of our food.

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Thank Joe P
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have just visited the water margin and loved it from the friendly service to the wide range of menus and dishes The staff are very helpful and attentive ready to give advise a great place for friends and family alike

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Thank Justin G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A round table for the 8 of us was a good start and that was the way the evening continued.Attentive service (don't drink the wine too quick ) as another bottle arrives before you have finished the first!! Food was excellent and prices were not over the top.Good atmosphere with other customers clearly enjoying themselves.

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Thank frederick997
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Staff were quite rude, unhelpful and looked and sounded thoroughly miserable. If you asked for anything it was always too much trouble. My mother is disabled and was treated as an inconvenience to them. Food was OK. However, when the bill came they'd automatically added £18 service charge. I queried this and made them take it off, which they didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$39
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  North Baddesley
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8073 2377

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