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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%
Travellers 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 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon in St Mawes. We decided on fish & chips take out (as we had our greyhound). I ordered Sarah a chip butty & I had fish & dips. After a short wait, they were ready. I feel I was robbed....More

Thank Leigh R
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here during our one week stay in St Mawes. We shared the squid starter then had the moules mariniere and the seafood spaghetti. The mussels were OK but I've had much better. The pasta was a little overpowered by the spicy tomato sauce. Friendly...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great asset to st mawes, in a palace where there isn't huge choice you must get booked in here. Staff are amazingly friendly and efficient, the food 10/10

Thank banter69live
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We didn't get round to booking for our evening meal and were lucky to get in. I think it's as well to book as this place is very popular and always seems busy. We had a lovely evening, my fish and chips were excellent, we...More

Thank curlycat
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What an unexpected treat a fine dining seafood haven not owned or tainted by Mr Stein. Great food great service with no pretensions just good old fashioned good service.

Thank rickmarje
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch in the restaurant, very welcoming team who ensured we got a great table by the window upstairs so fab view of the coming and going of the harbour. Great lunch time menu we had the roast shell fish and mussels....More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Thank you so much for a lovely supper last Thursday evening. the atmosphere was very relaxed and wonderfully unpretentious. Your staff were attentive and helpful and the food delicious!! Would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and hope to visit again next time we are in St...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We booked here on the spur of the moment one wednesday morning, for dinner that evening. We were seated and given menus, and attended to well at the start. Drinks came quickly (An Apple & Mint Tarquins G &T and Cornish Orchards (the best) Cider!)...More

Thank Seth R
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went twice during our week's stay in St Mawes, once for dinner and also for take away fish & chips. The fish was fine but the chips were pretty poor and we got back with a curry sauce instead of the mushy peas ordered....More

Thank dodge440
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended to us by a local lady we met on the harbour beach... She was right! Biggest bowl of Fal mussels ever - delicious! Friendly, efficient service even though they were super busy.

Thank lalkitten
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8 February 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
17 May 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
US$ 10 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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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