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The New Water Margin

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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The Winner of the Oriental restaurant of the year - Derby food & drinks awards 2011. Our restaurant stands closely to Derby City Centre, and is offering authentic Cantonese & Peking Cuisine in luxurious surroundings and a pleasant atmosphere. We serve traditional "Dim Sum" during normal lunch hours. Our function room equipped with Karaoke facilities is free to hire (minimum spending - £200) for your special occasions. Special banquet meals can be arranged for your special needs. Please ask for details.
US$21 - US$45
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews dim sum hot and sour soup crispy duck ribs spring rolls noodles fries all you can eat chinese food car park beautiful restaurant sunday lunchtime set menu lots of choice food was amazing family meal cantonese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Chinese in Derby - quality of food service and ambiance!! The buffet just keeps coming all made fresh and brought to you. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AndyAlbi1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited again with a friend and the staff were amazing. They moved us to our usual table and nothing was too much trouble. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent and we were asked repeatedly if we’d like more of anything (we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SteveB795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had most fabulous family meal with excellent service from friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble would defiantly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jufone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ANSWER. When the table is cleared after the FIRST MAIN COURSE. Never before has this practice been applied. Staff keep a distance ignoring the table, making it obvious "you can't have more from the EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE MENU". I have been using...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I hadnt been in here for years Wow I can't wait to return the food was wonderful The service was brilliant Love the decor too

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jayne762
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

We are so pleased to know that you love this restaurant. Please be assured that we shall keep working hard to maintain the food quality and service to a high standard as a reward for our valued customers. Thanking you. Peter Cheung

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Arrived for Sunday lunch not having booked. Had originally gone to the Excelsior only to find it had closed. However we were asked to wait for 10 minutes and in that time we were seated at our table. Service was a little slow at first...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Philip A
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I started eating at the Watermargin 12 years ago. Since then, I have moved from my home town Derby, but still continue to visit every time I visit home. The interior, some staff and most of the menu remains the same, but this just adds...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jokwilliams
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We visited the New Water Margin on Sunday 18/11/18 as a family of eight adults. We selected the 'All you can eat' menu, and our youngest grandson who is 10 years old is classed as an adult for this menu. The drinks on arrival were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DerbySandy
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We were on a Saturday night looking for a nice restaurant and we were lucky enough to find this one. The restaurant had tables available and we were 7, two couples with children. The table was perfect for shearing dishes so everyone could try a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank raulfranc0
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Today was a special treat for my elderly parents . They love dim sum and we were very much looking forward to trying at the New Water Margin . I booked the table 6 days ago . I also pre-ordered the lobster . I rang...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShaziaA118
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Sorry to learn that you have an unpleasant experience last Saturday night. We take our customer service very seriously and greatly appreciate your feedback. We did our very best to accommodate your party despite the booking being 30 minutes late and kindly offered you the...More

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