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Watermargin Chinese Restaurant

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2 Gover Road, St Austell PL25 5ND, England
+44 1726 74886
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the boyfie just finished our takeaway and had to trip advisor it straight away! We are hard to please as are usually quite fussy and enjoy eating out all the time. Couldn't praise water margin more :) We had the quarter duck pancakes, chicken chow mein, special fried rice and beef and black bean sauce. (Even the prawn... More 

Thank Lauren C
Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little unsure of this place as we have our tried and tested Chinese we always go to. However, we were delighted! Lovely food, good service and very good price. The only thing to let what would otherwise be 5 🌟, was the waitress who through her lack of finesse, let the side down! Never mind, we will... More 

Thank Gr0up8
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly as I do not like giving a less than good review, on this occasion I must. The greeting and friendliness of the waiting staff could not be faulted. The overall ambience was lovely. We were there on an 'all you can eat' evening and it was quite busy. The food, whilst nicely presented, was not as good as I... More 

Thank Petal T
St Austell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 18 for a 80th Birthday celebration and Suki arranged a set menu for us all but accommodated those that needed slightly different food choices. The food was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. She made fantastic birthday cake for my mother-in-law. A lovely atmosphere and a very welcoming restaurant who coped with a... More 

Thank Paula V
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasted like authentic home made Chinese cooking. Delivered to the door when taking a short break a Tregongeeves Farm Cottages in St Austell. Highly recommend for when you want a day off from cooking.

Thank janskaith
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

New to the area we sought out best chinese for take away, most, including this, having very mixed reviews and a lot poor, so not easy but this looked the best bet. Well what a bad choice. Worst chinese takeaway ever, they should be ashamed! Here's what we had........ 1 Hot & sour soup: Looked ok, and was only just... More 

Thank nigelom
St Austell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We as a group visited and we're horrified by the bad service, cold and unappetising food, bad hygiene (Cornwall Council grudgingly gave it a rating of 1 following an inspection, the lowest you can go before being shut down!) The incorrect dishes arrived, and other orders never turned up! Very sad downfall of a place that at one time had... More 

1 Thank stevetton
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Came to Cornwall for a weekend away. The first meal we have is a takeaway from The Watermargin. On delivery of our meal we noticed there was a dish missing, that was confirmed over the phone. I called back to ask to send the dish but as I hadn't been charged for the dish I would have to pay for... More 

Thank princess_jasmine90
St Austell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Myself and my husband chanced upon The Watermargin pretty much by accident because our regular Chinese was too full to take us. We parked in its adjoining free car park and decided to eat in. The staff were friendly and helpful, explaining the dishes and adapting them to suit our tastes. Service was quick and our meals delicious and good... More 

Thank 81SB81
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Having not eaten at the Watermargin for quite a while I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the meal and service. We were made most welcome. The food was well presented and well cooked. The appetiser selection was a good starter which the children enjoyed. Their stir-fry noodles was an excellent choice while our chicken and cashew dish was... More 

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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
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Gover Road, St Austell PL25 5ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 74886

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