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The Watch House

$$ - $$$Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (88 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“shellfish” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Takeaway, ordered burger with additional chips, website said £1 extra for chips, I was charged £2.25 checked this when I got home. Also had fish cakes with chips, fish cakes deep fried , over cooked plus chips were greasy. Certainly wouldn't recommend them.

Thank jana6360
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants I have visited if not the best We have been coming to St Mawes for approximately 4 to 5 years and this restaurant never fails, the food , the wine and the staff are excellent . I...More

1  Thank Stmawes17
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The Watch House was recommended by friends, and it lived up to expectations. Our waitress was wonderful, and couldn't have been more helpful. The cod curry was simply delicious, as was the baked plaice, and the chicken was good, but really too large a serving!...More

Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Always come here for the excellent fish and chips from the takeaway booth which we have fortunately always had good enough weather to eat on the beach! Recommended!

Thank Pete L
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Ordered the seafood platter which was described as containing scallops, and crab claws among other seafood items. When it arrived the platter contained two scallop shells each containing a half a scallop, and one crab claw which was absolutely tasteless. It is my opinion that...More

Thank mcandkc13
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We visit St Mawes every year for a week, lots of good places to eat but this is seriously the best, great food, great service, great wines and beers. No extortionate prices, no fuss, not a big massive deal over fab meal. Perfect , thanks

Thank Jane O
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We decided after my Mrs had checked every menu in the village to have take away fish and chips and sit with a sea view. The food was very nice. The fish was wonderful and plenty of chips to go with it! Thanks for an...More

Thank nickstephens
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal and warm welcome even though we hadn't booked! Service was pleasant and efficient. I had a whole plaice with new potatoes and it was delicious. OH had a fish and prawn curry which was beautifully balanced with spices whilst allowing the seafood flavours...More

Thank AV H
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

We had a really delicious dinner at The Watch House tonight and would recommend a visit if you are in St Mawes. Pros- Scallops , mussels, plaice and hake were all wonderful. Really tasteful and beautifully cooked. Service and welcome were warm and friendly Nice...More

Thank winterwillie
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

After wandering around St Mawes trying to decide what to eat, we thought we would make the most of the evening sun and get some fish and chips and sit on some nearby benches to enjoy the view. The chips were really tasty but they...More

Thank Carly R
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February 8, 2017|
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Response from Eleanor B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would book as there are 12 of you and I am sure they would be happy to welcome you
May 17, 2016|
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Response from nich14 | Reviewed this property |
Bear in mind, food is cooked to order so you can be hanging around for 20 mins for fish/chips takeaway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270038
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