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The Watch House

1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
4 weeks ago
“Pretty good, but could do better”
18 Apr 2017
“Very good Takeaway Chips”
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on two consecutive nights in May 2017. The good and service were both so good that we had to return. The restaurant overlooks the picturesque sea from of st Mawes. Ask for a table by the window! Fish is a speciality of...More

Thank dippi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked at the Watch House several times and decided against it for some reason. We had fish and chips from their Watch Out and they were very good, but felt that after eating at the Tresanton it might be a bit of a let...More

1  Thank surreychef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably some of the best fish and chips I have every had -- yes, fish and chips -- and presented well. Thrice cooked chips is apparently the secret, but the fish too, was great -- thick and generous cod fillet, really good 'al dente' versus...More

Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this little restaurant. I have reviewed it before. We first visited the watch tower in July 2016 and on or return this year we were sure to book a table for our first nights meal. I was delighted to see...More

Thank mat174
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I rented the most beautiful cottage in the perfectly quaint st Mawes for the bank holiday weekend. Having spent Saturday meandering along to coast to st Just and generally taking in the fresh sea air we decided to have our 'special holiday...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no question that St Mawes is definitely one of the places to stay in Cornwall, and it is clear that the local restaurants are trying to live up to that reputation. The Watch House was a reasonably good experience, and seemed busy over...More

Thank Andy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went Thursday night with the wedding party had a wonderful evening sat upstairs and had a worderfull meal of fish chips and peas . The staff wonderful nothing to much trouble had a lovely night.

Thank cowengland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had supper with wedding guests and they even allowed my dog to join us! Excellent food and service and very friendly staff. Highly reccommend it.

Thank dionblue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals love The Watch House .....as did we! Warm welcoming staff.....very helpful in selecting from their menu ...lots of choices ...we settled on the local raw oysters .....fresh and delicious! Very casual atmosphere with great staff! Dory & Geo USA

Thank dorygeo
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Cornwall on a camping holiday we drove especially to this place as heard it was good. We were not disappointed. The fish was, I have to say, the best I have tasted. It was so fresh and such a chunky size. The chips...More

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do you take reservations? we're a party of 12 and it would be lunch on friday May 12th. Thank you.
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
opening hours take away
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$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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