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The Watch House

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Seafood, British, Contemporary
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1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

burger, moules fritte, lovely food, very well cooked. Children were not frowned on, and they were given crayons, reasonably prices, good modern decor. Staff very good.

2 Thank Lynley G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Bought cod and chips from the hole in the wall chippy on the roadside. Quite simply the best batter I can recall eating, to the point where I went back to ask for the recipe. The fish itself was also lovely, flaky and meaty, freshly cooked to order. Chips were ok, they weren't cooked fresh though, I suspect they had... More 

Thank Malefacent
Feock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Our connection with St Mawes goes back to 1962 when we got engaged in the town, by the castle to be exact!!! We have stayed at the ship and castle, dined at he Tresanton, idle rocks, and Rising Sun.we have today found the Watch House,and what a wonderful surprise, and enjoyable dining experience. From the telephone booking to our paying... More 

Thank john r
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

It was just a quick lunch visit. Fishcakes were lovely, packed with flavour and my favourite dill. But the fish pie, wow! Big chunks of fish, mussels, prawns, with full of flavour white sauce and fluffy potato topping. Lovely staff too!

Thank Mrs H
St Mawes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Salmon salad and fish pie to follow - wonderful. I think the menu description was a bit more complicated.. but there again the menu description was not as appealing as the food that we were served. I can't pin point what is was about the sauce used in the fish pie that just made me want to order it all... More 

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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We've just had moules with creme and twice, cooked chips which were gorgeous. The chef made my son gluten free fish and chips👍 my daughter had veggie option. All was lovely in a great comfortable restaurant. This is definitely to be recommended ! Great spot on the harbour side 👍

Thank S1553FLJT
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Watch House was located across from where we were staying and despite the exterior we decided to have dinner. Very friendly staff and food was amazing... The chilli squid was very delicious, light and very tasty and the ribeye steak and triple cooked chips went down very well. The restaurant serves the triple cooked chips in their fish and... More 

Thank Sarah Tennant S
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Excellent food and very helpful staff. Wonderful fresh menu, the fish and chips were the best i have tasted.

Thank Amymontana1
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I often go to St Mawes with family, the Watchouse is usually the place of choice. Previously I have found the food ok, but rather costly for what you get. This time, I was impressed by the food and the service. I do still think it is slightly overpriced for what you get. Two bottles of Cornish sparkling wine cost... More 

Thank Limarki C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I ate in here all three nights of my business trip last March. Was a bit worried it would be too posh (remember the restaurant as a child where you could get great banana splits), but it was high quality without being pretentious. There waitresses worked really hard, and each evening I was made to feel at ease, which can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 19
Seafood, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270038

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