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The Water Margin

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70-72 High Street, Daventry NN11 4HU, England
+44 1327 312600
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at approximately 7pm and it was fairly quiet but within an hour of being there the restaurant filled up with a variety of customer base. The food was extremely tasty and very well priced. The staff were very attentive (but not in your face), they were very friendly, polite and professional. We were able to sit and eat... More 

Thank jessicambaldwin40
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in a wide area. Without fail: the food is fresh, authentic and totally delicious; the service is efficient and friendly; and the food is reasonably priced for the quality!

Thank Deborah B
Management response:

To Deborah B, We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you so much for the compliment and we are happy to see you coming back again to dine in at The Water Margin. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, The management More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly welcome to a great find in Daventry high street. The staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. The meal was very good. Fairly small inside but nice decor and very clean. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend it.

Thank lord john p
Management response:

Hi Lord john p, Thank you so much for taking time to put a fantastic review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. We definitely look forward to see you soon. Kind regards, The management More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

First off, the staff were happy to have banners and balloons to set up on the table a couple of hours before. They were friendly and helpful throughout, even more impressive considering what a rowdy bunch I was eating with. Not myself of course, I was calm and collected at all times. The food was really really good. There was... More 

Thank Badlove1
Management response:

Hi Badlove1, Thank you for the comprehensive review you have written. We are really pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Indeed, it should be an occasion to be remembered ! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Jin More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Quite a trip to make for a takeaway (45 minute round trip) but still worth it. Very happy with the quality and taste. Will be returning.

Thank PickyglobetrotterUk
Management response:

Hi PickyglobetrotterUk, thank you so much for taking your valuable time to leave us a wonderful review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to see you soon. Kind regards, Sam More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

What a great find. Our local chinese in Towcester continually disappoints so we ventured further afield to try The Water Margin based on its TA reviews. It was definitely worth the trip. The welcome from the friendly staff was warm, the food was delicious and we'll certainly return. Just wish we'd found it sooner!

Thank gastro_gnome_uk
Management response:

Thank you gastro_gnome_uk for your kind words. We are so grateful that you had a wonderful experience at The Water Margin. We look forward to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sam More 

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374 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

A welcome return visit to The Water Margin confirmed that the food and service are as good as ever. We selected the set menu for two which included the mixed starter, crispy duck and four main dishes accompanied by rice. The food was very well cooked and served piping hot. The staff are very friendly and efficient. A very enjoyable... More 

Thank Stevew07
Management response:

Hi Stevew07, Thank you for the review you have given us. We are pleased you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Sam More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Having used Happy Chef despite them taking up to 2 hours to deliver and never batting an eyelid when we complained, we tried Water Margin. The food tastes wonderful, was delivered super speedily and lovely friendly service when we popped in to get a menu. Definitely the best Chinese in Daventry!

Thank Rcbartlett
Management response:

Hi Rcbartlett, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to serving you soon. Kind regards, Sam More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Have used this restarting several times and it never fails to please. Comfortable surroundings and very friendly and efficient service. We chose the banquet offer and as usual it was well presented and plenty of choice made for a very pleasant meal

Thank Wincotts
Management response:

To Wincotts, We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and extremely grateful for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Sam More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Have eaten here on a number of occasions and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The staff are always polite & enjoy having a laugh with us. Overall a great night out.

Thank alan g
Management response:

To alan g, Thank you so much for taking some time to leave us a wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to see you soon. King regards, Sam More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70-72 High Street, Daventry NN11 4HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Daventry
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 312600

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