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The Waterwheel Restaurant

Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
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Ranked #13 of 107 Restaurants in St Austell
Price range: $12 - $29
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Description: The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £13.95/£15.95, main meals from £9.50 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.
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poole dorset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the second time we have eaten here, the other occasion being a year earlier. Both times we have gone for the 3 course set menu, and both times the food has been excellent. It is also served at a nice pace so you can enjoy each course at leisure. We have been both times on the recommendation of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My rating is only 4/5 because something has to be exceptional to get a 5/5 from me. It was very good but a 5/5 should me somewhere worth a 1 hour drive out o your way do dime there. Just to give you an invite into my ranking. I had the stake and it was very nice. Not chewy at... More 

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Shipston on Stour, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We chose this place from trip advisor. Delighted with choice, lovely place, food delicious, friendly lady looking after us. Would definitely go back again when in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am always cautions about eating out at a Chinese restaurant as a gluten free meal is difficult to achieve. The Waterwheel came highly recommended and I had every confidence in their dietery knowledge and had a superb gluten free meal.

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We only wanted to turn the car round but thought we may as well take a look. Glad we did it was the nicest meal we have had in 10 days in Cornwall served in a very clean and stylish restaurant. They have accommodation as well so will have to come back and stay. The prices are right as well.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent a long weekend at the Waterwheel with friends. Rooms where very clean. Choice of breakfast excellent. Outside area work still in progress but already quite spectacular. An ideal situation for visiting that part of Cornwall. Would certainly recommend this place .

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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat in the evening, and pulled in because it looked nice from the outside. However, when I went in to enquire as to whether they were serving food and whether our dogs would be welcome, the chap behind the bar was pretty dismissive, saying that dogs were only allowed in the bar area, and... More 

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review

I am really sorry that we were unable to accommodate you and your dogs. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but we are usually happy to accommodate them and their owners either in the bar or the conservatory which has access to the garden. Unfortunately you must have caught us on a very busy night when we were full... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Superb food and the best value ever 3 courses for £16.00 on the set menu. Very modern comfortable restaurant and bar and the owners were very hospitable. We would definitely have visited again to sample more of the delicious food if we had more time.

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Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we arrived it was an Amazing atmosphere and a warm welcome, the service was spectacular it was immaculately clean and the decor was lovely, the food I have to say was outstanding and dished up with pride. Francesca was a great host and obviously has a great team, thank you for a lovely evening we will be back very... More 

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Oxford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I remember this Restaurant from many years ago when it was Trethowel House in its heyday having a good name and meals then being sold on to numerous new owners when it was a disaster. We came here tonight to go down memory lane and what a pleasant surprise it was. The owner / barmaid / waitress ( sorry forgot... More 

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Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
Average Prices: USD 12 - 29

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