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The Water Margin

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152 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BY, England
01993703285
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food

A few of us got together for the Monday menu. A great variety of choices. Jenny was a fantastic host and obviously very happy to be hosting, the orders were taken promptly and the food was served very shortly afterwards. I think the only downside was that the surroundings looked very tired. And it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Sarah S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A few of us got together for the Monday menu. A great variety of choices. Jenny was a fantastic host and obviously very happy to be hosting, the orders were taken promptly and the food was served very shortly afterwards. I think the only downside was that the surroundings looked very tired. And it could do with a bit of... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were visiting Oxford for the weekend and stayed in Witney, we both really fancied a Chinese, so looked on Tripadvisor and the reviews for The Water Margin almost seemed too good to be true ? As everybody said the outside looks a bit run down & has a rustic interior but the welcome we had was wonderful !! The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited with a large group so went for a set menu option - we wanted a couple of changes, and no problem at all. Sampled a couple of things we hadn't tried before, and couldn't fault any of cooking and service. It's really down to earth - very honest, and very well priced. Basic setup - plastic plates, and paper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

lovely food lovely people , the Water Margin is the best chinese food i have had, not only in Witney but anywhere full stop .. Jenny the owner is a delight and will help and advise if you need , we opted to sit in the restaurant and eat and was delighted with the service and food , will definaitly... More 

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Oxford uk
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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Booked in with three friends after a busy working day on a Monday evening. Tired exterior hid a small cosy family run restaurant. Discovered they had a set menu which entitled you to eat as much as you like. Wow! We were given a very warm welcome and help with choosing our dishes from the extensive menu. Food came promptly... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Other people have said don't be fooled by the outside! In fairness it looks like it's closed. Inside it's like a lost generation of places to eat, before the world went sterile. Superb atmosphere, every table was full, as was the take-away area. The service was outstanding. Absolute gem of a restaurant. If you like everything neat & pristine don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

So we went to Water Margin on Saturday night while camping nearby. The outside looks like someones house with a tired looking painted sign. We had walked past 2 chinese takeaways on the way to Water Margin and both were empty. When we walked in to what reminded me of a waiting room with toys and a counter there were... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What this restarant lacks in decor and ambiance, it makes up for with good honest food and a solid hospitality.

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Ducklington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

jennys food is second to none. i love the set meal for two. jenny will always do me a 'set meal' for one ! ask for what you want and jenny and alex willl cook everything to perfection. megga. try the all you can eat buffet on a monday. cooked fresh. no bain maries or left overs. can't wait till... More 

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unfortunately we felt that the service, food and cleanliness could have been better. To keep up with other restaurants in the area, this place needs to review what it does.

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Address: 152 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BY, England
Phone Number: 01993703285
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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  • Address: 152 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney
  • Phone Number: 01993703285

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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