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Water Margin

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72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
+44 23 8073 2377
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frequent this place a lot because the food is good, fresh not sticky or greasy like some Chinese. The welcome is pleasant as is the goodbye. The bit in between leaves a bit to be desired - hard to get servers attention, very busy, squeezed into space - one lady is particularly dower when taking requests! This is the biggest... More 

Thank Kate W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at this Chinese wanting a tale for two. There was a Couple infront of us who got seated straight away without booking and seen to a table very politely. While waiting for the waiter to get back to see to us properly a Bar Lady shouted across the Restrant at us "Have you booked!" then continued to shout across... More 

Thank Chloe R
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten several times for business lunch and it is very good. You get the standard fixed lunch menu but still plenty to choose form.

Thank Malcolm H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after recommendations from work colleagues. Me, hubby and 16 year old daughter went on a Wednesday evening and booked a table for 8pm. On arrival we were seated quickly . Chose to have the gourmet banquet at £18.80 per person . Explained to the gentlemen that we had never been before and he suggested a platter of starters... More 

Thank Emma S
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133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good food, good service, evening buffet at £19.80 especially love the starters. Just wish they would smile a bit more - can be quite brusk!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Have be looking for a good Chinese buffet as our favourite closed and this one is the best one, food was great ,staff was very friendly and helpful and the price is what you would expect the only thing I would say is it was not very warm inside but we will be going back

Thank evettethomas
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have been to the Water Margin 3 times and on each occasion the service has been excellent and the food delicious. There is an extensive range of a la carte meals whilst the many set menus should cater for all tastes. I shall certainly be going again and have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

Thank marcopolo02
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really great food with a huge choice. The duck especially is amazing. Quick service and very nice decor in the restaurant. Quite expensive so won't visit regularly but for special occasions it's a nice place to go.

Thank H A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having read the reviews I was a bit unsure about this place. However it worked well with the eight of us round a circular table with revolving centre. Restaurant was full, nice atmosphere and everyone seemed happy. Service is brisk and efficient to the point of being brusk which is welcome when you are trying to get 8 people fed... More 

Thank Chris D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant was FREEZING cold! They had one small calor gas fire at one end of the restaurant which was doing nothing at the other end of the restaurant. We had the buffet and the food was mediocre - the starters were brought out of almost immediately leaving me to think they weren't cooked fresh. The table was far too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$39
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  North Baddesley
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8073 2377

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