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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: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Water Margin

The best hot and sour soup I can remember having ever. The paper wrapped prawns were perfect and really large. The prawns and black bean sauce were spicy, the portion was enormous, the prawns were huge and there were loads of them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best hot and sour soup I can remember having ever. The paper wrapped prawns were perfect and really large. The prawns and black bean sauce were spicy, the portion was enormous, the prawns were huge and there were loads of them.

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dudley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on 16 January..We didn't book but that wasn't a problem we were seated promptly..Food was amazing piping hot generous portions..We noticed that the phone never stopped ringing for take away orders (which is a good sign)..Even though the girls were very busy it didn't prevent them from providing a fab service..Highly recommend.. 😊

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb range of dishes, and the all you can eat deal at the start of the week is excellent value. It's a bit rough and ready, like being in someone's house, so don't expect an upmarket restaurant But the welcome you get matches this and you'll eat very well.

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Burford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

When we moved away from Witney three years ago of our conditions while house hunting was that we had to be no more than 30 minutes from the Water Margin! The food is excellent and as a vegetarian i love that i can order what ever i want off the menu with tofu as a replacement. All the staff are... More 

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2 Thank Andy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

First time at this restaurant. Very cosy atmosphere and the owner couldn't do enough for us. Food was fantastic, will certainly return.

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2 Thank Matt L
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great food and hostess. We visited after it was recommended for its food which didn't disappoint. Really good night with our family, we rang on the off chance of getting a table, pleased we got one. We had however been warned about the image before we went. Please clean, decorate and improve the toilets. It's got such good food served... More 

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2 Thank Sue T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a good take away until recently the food quality has gone down hill but the prices have sky rocketed I would only go back to water margin if I had no other choice.

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Thank Kirsty H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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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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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, Asian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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