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The New Water Margin

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72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 364754
Today
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and i use the water margin on a regular basis for the Dim Sum,It is one of the best i think in the area.Prices are very reasonable and the staff attentive.Maybe could do with the heating turned up.

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Thank Greg L
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally agree. Never been so cold in a restaurant! Even the fan heater, which was eventually provided after much complaining, didn't really solve the problem! Also service and staff attitude poor! All you can eat buffet charged but didnt seem to get that much! Very disappointing experience.

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Thank Sue D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food of a reasonably good standard for an all you can eat buffet. Service very random. Sometimes polite. Sometimes not so leaning across us as if we were in their way. Clearing the main course dishes from the table before we had all finished eating. The main observation would be the building temperature. Regular's to the restaurant were keeping their... More 

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Thank Falstaff75
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a good place to entertain two very old friends who travelled a long way to visit me, I could not have chosen a better place. The room was beautiful and well served, the food was excellent in fact my friends said it was the best \chinese food they had ever had.

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Thank Jembobwana
Derby uk
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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 

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Thank 2063DS
Derby, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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.

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Thank stevieDW
Derby, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 

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Thank JANET B
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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.

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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 28 November 2016 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 

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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 

Derby
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 

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Thank Rakesh M

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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
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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