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Water Margin

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The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
+44 28 7034 2222
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I visted here on Monday night passed with a friend. We had just came from the cinema and decided to have dinner before we went home. We always heard good reviews about the water margin so we thought we would give it a try and we wernt dissapointed! It was quite late so it was quiet and we had a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We love this place and we've been coming for years. Where else can you get soft shell crab? Authentic gorgeous soft shell crab..... absolutely recommend if you're down the North Coast you visit The Water Margin. We'd a mixed platter and satay chicken kebabs for starters. Sizzling Fillet Steak Cantonese which is scrumptious the perfect amount of sweet and tangy... More 

1 Thank Squidegy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here on a date night! There was no greeting when we went in the door! We finally got served I ordered salt and chilli chicken with salt and chilli chip, the worst meal I've ever had the chicken was as dry as a boy there didn't seem to be any salt and chilli on any... More 

1 Thank Caoimhe O
Belfast, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Met her with a group of friends and had an excellent lunch. The circular tables are great for reunions and are very social. Food was great. Would recommend the salt and chilli ribs and chicken with ginger and spring onions. Service was fantastic and added to a very relaxing and enjoyable lunch.

Thank Frankie T
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

As usual an excellent meal severed by competent staff Excellent value will be back the ambience is very good

1 Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here twice. Both times the meals were Beautiful. Wok fried crispy noodles and curry are lovely. The setting is lovely. Service is very efficient. Maybe slightly too quick as we were in and out within an hour for 3 courses. Will def be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Found here as one we were going to was burning down, loved every bit of it, as you went in door it was like being in china, think its the location that hits most, its at edge of water, loved the food, a little bit of everything.

Thank Rasdus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited on 8th January and as always the case we had a fantastic meal. I find The Water Margin to be very calm and relaxing each time we visit, the staff are friendly and helpful and don't rush the service or make you feel as if they want you to finish up because they need your table. It was fairly... More 

Thank Siobhan C
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Food was great and quick and service was 1st class they were very nice and asked if they could do anything more for us,food was a good price and a lovely place

Thank shalanna m
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and am never disappointed. It is very pretty to look at and there is an enormous jade boat which is supposed to bring good luck. For a special occasion, request a seat on the raised platform with a good view of the river. This looks romantic. The menu is good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $23
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Coleraine
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7034 2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?