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Water Margin

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The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
+44 28 7034 2222
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was fine . However the duck was not what I would expect . It seemed to be roasted conventionally not in the time honoured way which turns the skin into a lovely part of the dish. It was slimy and soft. I disliked the sweetness in the sesame chicken . In all okay but would not choose any... More 

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Thank EileenBM
Richhill, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for my wife's birthday on Tuesday 16th May.I have been here a few times before at the weekend which was good but busy.We had a really nice meal and great service We had a mixed platter for starters,I had chicken curry and my wife had chicken black bean,really tasty.We always have Chinese food on our travels,I would definitely... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very much a place for 'locals in the know' as it is not really what you would expect in somewhere like Coleraine. The restaurant is located right on the banks of the river Bann, so if you can get a window seat facing the waterside you will have nice views. The staff are very helpful, the food is good and... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate at there on Sunday evening, it is over 20 years since I lived in Coleraine and the Water Margin remains an outstanding Chinese restaurant. Food and service were excellent Definitely a visit again

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. 2017 where DDA legislation has been in place since 1995 in Northern Ireland and yet The Water Margin has made no attempt to facilitate the Wheelchsir User. I was a regular and now I cannot access! Disgrace!

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Thank Jen M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here,we arrived close to closing time despite this the staff were happy to serve us a meal. A very pleasant visit with plenty of wonderful food.Thank you.

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1 Thank Janet M
Northern Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and that is why we go infrequently just keeping it for special occasions. The Causeway Coast has such a plethora of eating houses serving up menus which are all just variations on a theme and so self doubting of themselves that the customer more often than not, pays before they have eaten - how unsatisfactory is that if you have... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give this place a go while staying in Coleraine. We opted for the shopper menu which is on from 5-7pm. There were three of us in our party. Service was impeccable and I could not believe the size in portions. At round £13 per head we got a large starter, even larger main and I could not... More 

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Lisburn
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Tried to ring on Saturday evening about 7pm knew it would be busy but never got an answer so stopped on way through Coleraine and went in ! Yes it was busy but as I stood and waited to be served I noticed that certain people were able to come in after me and march straight to desk and get... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have sat in a couple of times, but we get a take away from here near weekly... it is very good value for the quality you get. I would especially recommend the honey chilli chicken from this Chinese as it is beautifully smokey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Coleraine
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7034 2222

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