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Watermargin Chinese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2 Gover Road, St Austell PL25 5ND, England
+44 1726 74886
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We as a group visited and we're horrified by the bad service, cold and unappetising food, bad hygiene (Cornwall Council grudgingly gave it a rating of 1 following an inspection, the lowest you can go before being shut down!) The incorrect dishes arrived, and other orders never turned up! Very sad downfall of a place that at one time had... More 

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Devon
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Cornwall for a weekend away. The first meal we have is a takeaway from The Watermargin. On delivery of our meal we noticed there was a dish missing, that was confirmed over the phone. I called back to ask to send the dish but as I hadn't been charged for the dish I would have to pay for... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Myself and my husband chanced upon The Watermargin pretty much by accident because our regular Chinese was too full to take us. We parked in its adjoining free car park and decided to eat in. The staff were friendly and helpful, explaining the dishes and adapting them to suit our tastes. Service was quick and our meals delicious and good... More 

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Mevagissey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Having not eaten at the Watermargin for quite a while I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the meal and service. We were made most welcome. The food was well presented and well cooked. The appetiser selection was a good starter which the children enjoyed. Their stir-fry noodles was an excellent choice while our chicken and cashew dish was... More 

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Derbyshire
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Whilst staying in St Austell this week we found this little gem while driving around. Very clean and modern decor. The owner is a very chatty and likeable lady who served us all night. The food was well prepared and came out piping hot. She was very knowledgeable of the local area and where to visit. Good selection of wines... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This Chinese Restaurant was recommended to us at our B&B. Apparently their daughter, who ha been to China and enjoyed Chinese food found it to serve up the most authentic Chinese food since enjoying it in China. We went on November 5th and enjoyed an excellent meal with excellent service, although the waiter and waitress were not of Chinese origin.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome, excellent choice and variety of food - not the usual 'eat as much as you like restaurant'. Very friendly staff and management. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Jackie R
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

First visit at the weekend. Great quality food, Sukie and her son are such lovely people, great service. Save room for Sukie's chocolate and beetroot cake its delicious... we will return :)

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Caddington
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266 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not been for a few months and we were very pleased to seed that the excellent value Sunday night, eat as much as you like Buffet was still operating. Excellent option for our grandchildren and even better for the adults. Usual friendly welcome and attentive service, great food options and this time we were very pleased to see the menu... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

On a Sunday evening there is a all you can eat here and it is worth starving for. Friendly staff and they will do anything they can to make your trip a happy one. The choice is vast and you can order as many mains as you can handle, remember order what you can actually get through. The owner makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Gover Road, St Austell PL25 5ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 74886

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