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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Disappointing

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
yonsk
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Oxford
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Oxford
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fantastic takeaway food but beware of your surroundings before you book : more like a cafe than a restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Appeal of the Water Margin is Jenny and Alex themselves it is to be allowed into a there home and too see the interaction between them as they give excellent service. they know when to leave you alone and when to come and chat like old friends.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Thank you for one of the best taste experiences! The owners are hands on A real family feel. Garlic chicken wings are a favourite of mine. I Recommend this restaurant to Everyone with real taste!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was so hopeful when I read all the great reviews for The Water Margin. Witney does not have quality (edible) Chinese food but we had not tried this one. Starter of Crispy duck was very nice indeed, but the two main courses of Szechuan Chicken and Prawn in Satay sauce were dreadful. Both swamped in the same gloopy, cheap... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Came to the restaurant to try the all you can eat on a Monday night, it was absolutely amazing. What is even better is that you can order everything you like fresh, so not a buffet style and the variety of starters were so great we could have easily filled up on just them. Keep an eye out for anything... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This being the only Chinese restaurant in Witney I decided to give it ago. The service was very quick and quite friendly. The seating is in what looks like the front room of the owners house, unusual but not put off. The food was hit and miss, some dishes being of high quality and flavour while others were bland and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went with a friend to pick up a takeaway, first ever visit to this place, and I thought it was stunning! such a cosy place while we were there. fun staff and the food was just the bomb. I had the garlic chicken wings with extra chillies... yes! and the beef in black bean sauce was quality. great portion sizes... More 

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Brightonian123
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We ordered from here as the consensus seemed to be that it's the best Chinese takeaway in Witney. We were so disappointed! While the food was edible, it was certainly not good and we definitely will not order from here again. We have since gone back to ordering from Far East house which is a million times better in our... More 

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had seen the generally excellent reviews and walked past a couple of times and it is true the outside looks like a shabby takeaway but there is a small dining room, nothing to write home about style wise but the food and service is terrific. As vegetarians we were spoiled for choice and the staff were happy to adjust... 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

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