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“Good food, great location, nice atmosphere”
Review of The Watch House

The Watch House
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in St Mawes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Good fish and chip shop with an above average menu selection. Food quality was very good.

Service was good and a nice atmosphere to enjoy some tradational seaside fish and chips while looking out over the harbour.

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Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Dropped by for a light lunch. Staff were friendly and we were swiftly seated. Our party had a mackerel melt, a roasted veg melt and Moules frites. Food was served in good time and was enjoyed by all. We sat on the ground floor but subsequently found there is 1st floor seating which would have given good views over the harbour. Prices were reasonable. Staff efficient and attentive.

Bakery products such as scones, cakes and meringues looked excellent although we didn't sample

The only downside, which was completely out of the control of the restaurant staff was another party with two noisy and unruly children whose parents appeared unable or unwilling to control or ask to make less noise or be considerate of other visitors. Fortunately such distractions are rare and it was just bad luck we were there at the same time.

Would visit again on our next trip to St Mawes.

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Thank SussexMark
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the slightly utilitarian ground floor. The food here has been consistently good for over a year now. The fish burger today was outstanding and reminded me of one of the best meals I had in Thailand many years y. Well worth a visit.

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1  Thank Ba7470
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

It's not cheap - probably the most expensive meal we had on our trip - but the quality of the food justified the price and we left feeling well fed. Nice views of the harbour from some of the upstairs table.

If you're going anywhere near peak times you'll need to book - if you walk up at 7pm on a summer evening and expect a table you may get a rather grumpy response... not ideal but possibly understandable if you're the twentieth person to ask in the last ten minutes! Solve the problem by booking ahead.

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1  Thank Loddonlily
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great meal on Wednesday 16th July. I had a squid, chorizo starter which was exceptional and a very acceptable whole lemon sole. My wife's ribeye steak was cooked exactly as she asked. All the food was warm although the wine, ordered by the glass could have been better chilled. We have been to all three of the top rated restaurants in Saint Mawes now and the service here was the most attentive and best trained, i.e they asked if you needed more drinks just at the right time etc. This is simple observation technique but is often lacking these days. The unfussy service and informal atmosphere is refreshingly unpretentious and enhances the dining experience. Great credit goes to the chef and the waiting staff and all this for about a third less on the price than the top- rated restaurant in town.

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Thank DfromDorset
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