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The New Water Margin

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72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 364754
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Derby uk
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great meal at the Water Margin We had the all you can eat menu which to start with we had a portion of all the starters, we couldn't believe what we'd done by the time they'd brought it all out lol it was a massive portion of delicious food, Ribs, prawn toast and crispy duck etc etc ( please... More 

Thank 2063DS
Derby, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Joined a large "Works Party" with a set meal and it was Ok just Average. The service was just average too. We were a large party on several large round tables. I don't think we will be back.

Thank stevieDW
Derby, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had looked forward to going here as a family as my son had enjoyed a previous visit with friends. We were seated alongside another family on an similar outing. From the outset we were rushed with choices, service was without a smile at any point. Our meal could not have been quicker for their purposes whereas the family next... More 

United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First class in all respects. Welcoming staff, efficient and personal service. Food is always good and nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant appears popular with the local Chinese community which is a real positive. We will keep going.

Thank Andrew M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times, the quality of the food is not bad.. i've been to better places. Customer service is poor especially the bald head guy. He always seems to be grumpy and not wanting to help, If you work in a restaurant your first priority is the customers,he didn't seem to be happy with me asking for a... More 

Thank shanesingh96
Peter C, Owner at The New Water Margin, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. The staff has been alerted, and hopefully you can notice the improvement for your next visit. More 

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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard a lot about this place. Food was good especially hot and sour, dim sum, chief mein - desserts to be avoided am afraid. Decor nice, service so so, reason not being higher on scoring was not as attentive staff and over £20 per head which I'm not sure is was worth. The idea of ordering off set menu... More 

Thank Rakesh M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ok so first off the good, happily it was the food! Hot, tasty, well cooked Cantonese fare and just what you expect. So from the main reason that most people go out for food, it's a real thumbs up. However a couple of issues that stopped the star rating going any higher. First the floor, it needs a professional clean.... More 

1 Thank George P
Coalville, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a Eat as much as you like meal for two The starter mixed plate was excellent and the main course was just enough to walk out not feeling to full but satisfied

Thank Midland P
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for dim sum lunch with my husband. Lovely food quick service. It got busy quickly. Must come again with bigger group so we can taste more variety.

Thank Mari W
Poole, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of the best Chinese / Cantonese Restaurants in the UK, food is top quality and excellent - Peter and Connie the Owners are brilliant and staff are very friendly and efficient - quality is the highest possible - highly recommend everyone to try the Restaurant and say Keith.L sent you Score 10/10

Thank Keith L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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
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 can be arranged for your special needs. Please ask for details.

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