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The Watch House

) #3 of 15 Restaurants in St Mawes €€ - €€€ Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lunch and dinner here and both times the food was fresh and good value for the amount and taste. Not the flashy types of restaurant, but none the less good. Recommend the seafood pasta and steak.

Thank RealWomen
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted fish and chips by the sea and, as this place appeared to be the only option I could see on the sea front in St Mawes I tried it. Orders were taken but, rather than being fulfilled in the usual way with a...More

Thank Sandiwin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great staff/a little sloppy with service i.e. had to be encoutaged to bring glasses post delivering water bottle and bread arrviving/that is paid for just before we finished main course but my wife said her food was awesome...I had whole plaice....more meat on a crab...guess...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cod and chips cooked in rapseed oil plus crushed fresh peas absolute heaven. One of the best chippies I have ever been to in my 46 years. Well worth the short wait whilst they cooked fresh to order the local caught cod and cornish sausages!!!

Thank Damon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been using this chippie (takeout window) for about 3 or 4 years now, it's a must visit for our kids when we are in St Mawes. One Sunday afternoon I was desperate for food and couldn't face yet another pasty so ordered a...More

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for party of 8 on a tuesday evening. All 8 of us agreed the food was top-notch. We didn't have starters (which looked a tad expensive to us) and anyway we wanted to leave room for some pudding. The seafood choice is great and...More

Thank DM_on_holiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the Watchtower on two occasions, booking the second straight after the first. The staff were friendly and the food was good. Sitting in the watchtower eating my fish and chips watching the world go by ... children playing in the habour, boats...More

Thank Chrisla9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good restaurant, very good food. There was a confusion over our booking but not a drama. Nice staff. Good for all ages.

Thank TwentyTwentyGallery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table just after the restaurant opened, on the premise that we vacated the table by 8pm. Which wasn't going to be a problem. The service was quick and friendly. To start we had crab on toast which was...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two story restaurant, recently renovated giving it a more of a simplistic and minimalistic look. Very high standard food and drinks provide with a lovely view into the harbour from the centre of St. Mawes. Family friendly. No outdoor seating. No dogs. No smoking.

Thank Nick O
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Eleanor B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would book as there are 12 of you and I am sure they would be happy to welcome you
17 May 2016|
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Response from nich14 | Reviewed this property |
Bear in mind, food is cooked to order so you can be hanging around for 20 mins for fish/chips takeaway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270038
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