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The Watch House

1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
01326 270038
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Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Slightly unloved appearance from the outside but don't underestimate this restaurant. We dined here twice and on both occasions the food was excellent and the service by charming staff was impeccable.

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LONDON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We happened upon this place whilst visiting st Mawes and had the fish and chips. They are the best fish and chips I have ever had! You do have to wait a little longer than your average chip shop as it really is all cooked fresh. Very very nice!

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Portsmouth
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I don't usually go overboard about a place, but "WOW" From the 1st mouthful of food (Mackrel salad) to the last (Chocolate dish with Salted Caramel) and the 1st sip of magnificant Sauv Blanc, the experience was top of the shop. The waitresses were fabulously accommodating, professionally efficient and of lovely temperament. Interior wise, it's extremely well done in a... More

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Cornwall
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a lovely place! So friendly and considerate staff! We stayed at the St Mawes Hotel and decided to eat here one evening and what a wonderful evening we had! The food was delicious, the restoring was set out lovely and the setting of St Mawes was faultless! Would defiantly rerun again soon! 100% recommend this place!

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jersey2955
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Watch House Restaurant in St Mawes is a great place to have Lunch or Dinner. The menu offers plants of locally sourced fish dishes. The service is excellent, even when the restaurant is full - which it is in the summer! I recommend you book :-)

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

called in late (ish) for a light snack to take away with a couple of coffees to go. would concur with other reviews that the place appears to be staffed with youngsters (nothing wrong with that) lacking the know how that comes with experience. they couldn't rustle up a light snack and they tried fobbing me off with two cups... More

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Leicester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Booked for 7 of us on BH Friday evening having read all the great reviews and celebrating daughters exam results with family. It lived up to all the great reviews. The menu choices of local produce especially the seafood and fish were wonderful, the food is not complicated just cooked really well with great flavors. The service is attentive and... More

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Berkshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you're in the area and want a tasty meal then consider this place. The fish curry was excellent - just the right blend of spices and a lovely mix of mussels, lobster and white fish and fluffy white rice. My friend had the plaice which was also good. The décor is not luxurious but who cares about that? It's... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Living locally, I have visited the Watchhouse with family and friends several times since it came under new ownership a few years ago. What a pity that it's lost its lustre. When it first opened, the food was carefully and imaginatively prepared and the young team so enthusiastic; the Watchhouse nicely filled the gap between the Hotel Tresanton/Idle Rocks and... More

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Will G, Owner at The Watch House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this valuable feedback and for being a loyal customer over the past 3 years. It is very important that we receive this type of critical input so we can ensure that we keep up the quality we have worked so hard to achieve. I am very sorry that we were not at our best on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Terrible service. . Terrible price.... terrible food.... avoid aviod avoid ...................... the worst fish and chips I have ever eaten.

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