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The Water Margin

152 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BY, England
01993703285
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Ranked #11 of 87 Restaurants in Witney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The friendliest least pretentious restaurant on the planet. The food is the best chinese I have eaten and beats that of the Michelin mentioned Shanghai 30's in Oxford! Family run it has a unique charm with minimalist decor, more like eating in your front room than a restaurant. The prices are justified but not high, the portions large and the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ordered a take away from here on the recommendation of a friend. I'd always avoided it in the past as it look so grotty from the outside but I'd had lots of assurances from locals that the food was excellent. They also have a 4 out of 5 score from West Oxfordshire CC for food hygiene, etc,. When we... More

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Kent
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The owner is friendly and the restaurant is family run. We had the starters but the spare ribs were tough and chewy and prawn toast made with crusty bread which didn't do it any favours. The chicken rolls and seaweed were fine. The chilli dip which comes with the prawn crackers was very tasty although also very spicy.Our main meal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We always go here for our Chinese, as it is well priced yet not overwhelmingly greasy like other places are. And if you are ever unsure, asking the girls at the counter know exactly what to suggest and are happy to explain what each dish is like. This will always be my Chinese, perfect food and perfect service! No place... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Snappy szechuan and fresh, simple vegetable dishes (try the broccolli steamed with ginger for example). Excellent takeaway with some interesting diversions from the mainstream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on the all you can eat night and what can I say, the food was delicious! Yes the establishment doesn't look that great from the outside but that actually adds to the charm of the place.The food was really fresh and flavoursome, the atmosphere was lovely and the owners really made you feel welcome. We will definetly be... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited Oxford for a few nights on a 'baby moon'. But popped into Witney for food on both nights. On our second night we fancied some Chinese food! Where to go? Good old trip advisor! Looked this little gem up, read the reviews & booked a table for 7pm! When we approached, we instantly thought it was someone's house!... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The all you can eat on Mondays is a must! The food is great and the service is amazing. Even if you can't make the all you can eat, a takeaway from here is just as good! 11/10

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I have visited the water margin a number of times and are never disappointed. The owners are pleasant, helpful and welcoming. On top of that, we have take away from there at least once every other week, to the point that they know my name before I say it on the phone! We have tried every other... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I went last night with my partner. Like others have said it doesn't look great from the outside and it is a small restaurant. However the staff are very friendly and efficient, the food portions are generous and most importantly the food was very tasty. We will definitely be going back as it was great value for money.

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