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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Brilliant! The food is awesome. so delicious and lots of choice. Nice and easy to order and never an issue. One of the best Chinese I have ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Samantha S
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited The Water Margin being fully aware of it's reputation, i.e. well cooked dishes, good service, noisy ankle biter that seems to have full run of the place and that the restaurant area resembled someone's front room. What we did not anticipate was the fact that Mrs Marigold had given the place a miss that day, or week, or... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Brilliant! The food is awesome. so delicious and lots of choice. Nice and easy to order and never an issue. One of the best Chinese I have ever had.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Celebrated with 10 friends for birthday dinner, food was amazing and service was great. Must say had gone off Chinese food over the last year but this meal has restored my faith, I will be definitely going back.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I discovered this restaurant about 4 years ago now and I go there several times a year. The Water Margin is about 30 to 40 minutes from where I live so I wouldn't go all the way for some "run of the mill" Chinese restaurant. It really is exceptional. The Tuesday "all you can eat" deal is truly worth every... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our most recent visit to the Water Margin was a midweek evening after our teenager's school concert. As usual, the food and service were excellent. Two of our party are Celiacs, and our waitress was helpful and clear about what they could and couldn't eat from the menu. If you are ever in Witney I thoroughly recommend this restuarant.

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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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