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The Waterwheel Restaurant

Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (6 reviews)
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Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We, a group of 7, all from the mid Cornwall area, dined here for the first time. We were greeted warmly and the atmosphere was relaxed. The food was of excellent quality and we took a leisurely pace through the three courses. Overall, a very...More

Thank johnbrookside
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were lucky as we were staying. We had intended to go out in the evening to local restaurants but once we tasted the food we ate in the restaurant every night and the quality never faltered. It's not large and non-residents do come to...More

Thank G3353TIsandrat
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We only managed to get a table here on our last night in the area. We received a friendly welcome and felt at home straight away. The food was excellent-hot, tasty and well presented. From our scallops with apple and walnut slaw and ginger, to...More

Thank robanne24
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Must make reservation, but we had 2 excellent dinners at this establishment. Friendly dog and cat on premises. Friendly owners and waiter. Gorgeous gardens to explore between courses, if desired

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

never mind negative comments from others,a nice welcome on arrival,service was good, food was really tasty and nourishing. the menu was not overboard,but it had plenty of options. In fact our whole evening was excellent .

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

four of us ate in the restaurant and had a lovely 3 course meal with drinks for a very reasonable price, especially considering the excellent quality.

Thank Beckystaxi
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant was recommend to us and did not disappoint. It is set in water gardens which are still being developed. It is beautifully decorated and staff very friendly. The menu was varied and very good value. The food and service was excellent. I thoroughly...More

Thank colin S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

went here tonight had the amazing deal of three course meal so two 3 course meals 4 drinks still under £50 i had chicken with cheese and bacon when it came out i was expecting a hunter's chicken but no a a la carte style...More

1  Thank Fuse W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were not sure if this restaurant was open as we passed by during the day (some extensive decoration taking place to the hotel), so we rang early evening and was advised that it was and are we glad we checked, our meal was great,...More

Thank Laurence H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Yet again a stunning meal in a quiet atmosphere. The building work aside you enter a classy dining room to sit in a peaceful place to enjoy the well prepared and tasty delights of the generous menu. Friendly staff and a lovely black lab greet...More

Thank Prodengwest
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Questions & Answers
30 July 2015|
Response from frithsoken | Property representative |
Hi, We allow guests to eat in the conservatory with their dogs, or in the bar. Hope that helps. Francesca
11 March 2015|
Response from frithsoken | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really difficult to answer this. We do have a high chair but we don't have a children's menu. I love seeing families eat together but I worry for my other guests when babies and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:45
18:30 - 20:45
18:30 - 20:45
18:30 - 20:45
18:30 - 20:45
18:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
  • E-mail
The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £14.95/£17.50, main meals from £10.95 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.
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