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Water Margin Restaurant - CLOSED

Civic Walk | The Water Gardens, Harlow CM20 1AQ, England
01279 422088
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Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2013
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13 reviews from our community

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English first
Harlow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

This place is now a Franky & Benny's and soon to be Pazza Express so if you're wanting a glutton of Chinese buffet, you're to late!

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Great place to stop for lunch after a morning's shopping and the buffet is really cheap for what you get.

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Harlow, Essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

have visited this restaurant several times - but on visiting a few weeks ago (mid September) found it closed for "renovation" - still appears to be closed.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Having booked the Water Margin for a Christening celebration with 70 guests quite some time ago, I have just been informed by them they have cancelled the booking. Reason: they are renovating the restaurant. The christening is in two weeks from now and the invitations have already been sent out. There are also guests travelling from Spain. The proprietor of... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

Layout can only be described as a school canteen, food selection is poor at best with dishes never re stocked in time and the staff are just plain rude. They appear to hate large parties and are obsessed with the idea everyone is going to try and scam them? They make you pay first which is perhaps understandable, but they... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010 via mobile

This can hardly be called a restaurant. It's more fast food with tables you can use. The food is often cold or at best luke warm. There is hardly a service element at all.

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Harlow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

Went there last friday night and i love an 'all you can eat' buffet and this is definitely one of the best. The food was lovely and with a wide range to choose from, my wife and i were spoilt for choice. My wife was a big fan of the desserts, like fresh fruit, ice cream, cakes and her favour... More

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essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

This 'restaurant' surely cannot be number 1 in Harlow? The school dining table settings, the free for all buffet carts - when reaching for the pancakes i witnessed a lady sneeze onto the duck - put my plate down and left and will not go back!

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London/Beijing
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

went to water margin this weekend with the family and kids, and I must say, this is the place to have a good evening out with the family. The food is great, and service is spot on. They had a wide selection of asian cuisine, from Chinese to Malaysian to even Japanese Tappenyaki. My favourite was the tappenyaki as you... More

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Sheering, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

We ate at the Water Margin on 23 Mar 09. The food was lovely, service was good. Choice and options for an early week night buffet were great - 60 dishes apparently. The only thing I would say is it's not hugely cheap - our meal with drinks worked out at about £18 a head. But then the food was... More

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