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The New Water Margin

72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 364754
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“dim sum” (25 reviews)
“prawn toast” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor is the same as when I first visited 15-20 years ago but the food is first class. Service is ok and the staff are very friendly. All you can eat and a few beers £25 per head good value if you have a...More

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the new water margin last weekend, having not been for over 20 years. The décor has not really changed that much which some may say is a bad thing, however it reminded me of fond memories. There were 3 of us, my daughter had...More

Thank jazzboy50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always. This place does not disappoint me. Love the food and the service. You really can't fault it. The squid is to die for. Give it a try if you didn't like it in the past.

Thank droy82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the girls use this as our hangover cure and its truly is! The food is always fresh and the best all you can eat Chinese buffet by far. The service is friendly and personable and the price is good to. Soft drinks are...More

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always nice but on this occasion they missed bringing a couple of dishes we had ordered out and service was really slow. Bit disappointed on this occasion

1  Thank janet m
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal with my partner after reading some positive reviews. Have to say i wasn't disappointed! Firstly, the decor! Inside it is decorated extravagantly and you really feel the Asian atmosphere! We were greeted on arrival and had a drink at...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Located just on the edge of Derby town centre, with a small car park which can get full at busy times, around 10 minutes walk, or a short taxi ride from the town centre. The dining room is quite large and nicely furnished with a...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Another great meal at the Water Margin Top Chinese food Always well looked after by the staff who never let you leave hungry.... I would always recommend the Water Margin.....

Thank 2063DS
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Been many times over the years and still is one of the best Cantonese Restaurants in the UK - excellent seafood choice and a Top Notch Chef - staff are very friendly and services is very good.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a party of about 20 friends. Very impressed with the service and food was excellent. Limited car parking but adequate. Remember to check your car registration on the laptop in the restaurant.

Thank Chas T
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks Chas for reminding our customers to register their car details to obtain a parking permit. Hope to see you again soon. Peter Cheung, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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