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The New Water Margin

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72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 364754
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this Chinese restaurant. It is excellent. The standard, quality and presentation is superb. The array of food on the all you can eat menu is superb. Really I have never tasted Chinese food at such a superb taste satisfaction. This is one of my Most highly recommended restaurants!!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a busy Friday night but found the food & service to be good. Four of us decided on the eat as much as you want menu we thought well worth the £16.50 price. The menu had a good choice from starters , soups & mains & served with rice , chips & noodles. All dishes were... More 

Thank DerbyHolidaysue
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely, but feel as though expensive. Would have come again for special occasions but the service was quite rude and abrupt as though we were hindering the staff by being there.

Thank kimmy415
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget serve-yourself buffets and their questionable food. If you want good quality Chinese food in Derby, then I can't recommend The New Water Margin enough. I have been eating there for 12 years, since I first arrived in the area and the food has always been great quality. The menus is varied and brimming with both favourites and lesser-known dishes.... More 

Thank nicksnow83
Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited again on a Friday evening as this is our restaurant of choice for quality Chinese. The all you can eat is fantastic value and includes fresh fruit desert too. Service is always exceptional and we never have anything that is not to our liking. The only thing the NWM must do as a priority is refurbish the toilets -... More 

Thank Steve B
Peter C, Manager at The New Water Margin, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, Steve. We shall get the engineer to look into the draining system as soon as possible to solve the problem. Thank you once again for your customs. Peter More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited the new water margin on Saturday night.When we arrived it was very busy but managed to get a table.we had a little wait but the food was excellent as usual.the food was great service friendly and quick.would highly recommend.

Thank William W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and i use the water margin on a regular basis for the Dim Sum,It is one of the best i think in the area.Prices are very reasonable and the staff attentive.Maybe could do with the heating turned up.

Thank Greg L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Totally agree. Never been so cold in a restaurant! Even the fan heater, which was eventually provided after much complaining, didn't really solve the problem! Also service and staff attitude poor! All you can eat buffet charged but didnt seem to get that much! Very disappointing experience.

1 Thank Sue D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food of a reasonably good standard for an all you can eat buffet. Service very random. Sometimes polite. Sometimes not so leaning across us as if we were in their way. Clearing the main course dishes from the table before we had all finished eating. The main observation would be the building temperature. Regular's to the restaurant were keeping their... More 

Thank Falstaff75
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Needed a good place to entertain two very old friends who travelled a long way to visit me, I could not have chosen a better place. The room was beautiful and well served, the food was excellent in fact my friends said it was the best \chinese food they had ever had.

Thank Jembobwana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72-74 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 364754
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 can be arranged for your special needs. Please ask for details.

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