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The Watch House

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Seafood, British, Contemporary
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1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
01326 270038
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Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 15
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tea and Scones

Called in for afternoon tea and scones whilst recently holidaying in St Mawes. We were the only people in the restaurant as it was a cold blustery day. Pretty average sort of place

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Allan O
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Called in for afternoon tea and scones whilst recently holidaying in St Mawes. We were the only people in the restaurant as it was a cold blustery day. Pretty average sort of place

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very good food, had the Winter Chowder followed by Brill with brown shrimp butter from the specials, also tried fish curry and cod and chips. All wonderful, the Brill was beautifully cooked and has probably spoiled me for fish in my local restaurants. Staff friendly and ambience good. Prices not cheap but not stratospheric either, (if you're after bargains I... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sunday walk followed by a superb Sunday roast. Beef melted in the mouth vegetables wonderfully cooked and so well presented- very good value at 13.50 one to remember

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Food expensive and very average, we did not stay for dessert as we were disappointed with main meal. Restaurant very shabby and toilets not very clean, but we didn't like the fact that one of the staff had a puppy behind the bar.

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food was lovely. Strong emphasis os fish. Some interesting dishes, all very tasty. Service was good too. The decor was a bit basic and shabby. I remember it from it's old quirky nautical theme, and preferred it like that.

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Ate here again with friends.In the years this establishment has been open we have never been let down by food or service. This visit was no exception, very relaxed evening ,excellent friendly and professional service with great food .Only disappointment was we were all too full to enjoy a pudding !

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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Brilliant food. We were a part of a large group and we didn't have any problems at all. The staff were great and the wine even better. Everyone had a wonderful time

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England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I tried to book for an evening meal and were told it was fully booked unless we came early, which we agreed to do. However, during our meal there was only one other occupied table downstairs; we did not see many customers going upstairs either. In view of the lack of numbers, we were disappointed over the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are not many decent eateries to choose from in St Mawes, which is a shame since the place is so pleasant and easy on the eye. The Watch House is probably about the best in the area, if you exclude the little snackery by the ferries on the quay--which does some great pastries.. The Watch House has a nice... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a large Family dinner in The Watch House. The menu was varied and we all selected different dishes, all of which were very good. The fish and chips were especially good. The waitresses were excellent and couldn't do enough to makesure we were all ok. I would say that it is slightly on the pricey side but there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: 01326 270038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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