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The Watch House

$$ - $$$Seafood, British,
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
+44 1326 270038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (88 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“shellfish” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Square, St Mawes TR2 5DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always great basic but fresh food. The only issue is that we miss Bianca- the best waitress ever- she always remembered our names and what food we liked and always served with a smile

Thank mannarobinson
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We have previously had fish and chips from here as a take away when we visited the area before and were so impressed we made a note to return. As the weather was miserable this time, we ate in the restaurant. It was cosy and...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

A wonderful cottage with a view that warms the soul. Time here. Restores your mental well being, it is a superbly furnished home, of high quality. I can find no fault in The accommodation, which was furnished to a high standard. There are great walks...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Had a meal at lunchtime during the October Half Term. We were greeted by friendly couple who were polite and helpful. Although the restaurant was fully booked downstairs, we were shown to a first floor table and served within a short time. The meal was...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

The best beer-battered cod I have ever tasted. Cooked freshly. Service excellent. A tad more expensive than normal but well worth it. A good menu which you can check out online. You can also park easily in the local car park. St Mawes is a...More

Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had such a delicious meal that we came back the next night for our last dinner in St Mawes. All 4 of us absolutely loved our choices which is next to miraculous. Between us we ate salt and vinegar calamari, crab and avo on...More

Thank JennyS829
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

...and the rest. What a clever and well thought out unpretentious menu. A mouth watering selection of dishes to order. So hard to choose which as they all looked so delicious. With a selection to keep us all satisfied, the food arrived as fresh and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Classic Marinieres was just perfectly cooked, and a much welcomed starter on a wet, windy evening. Also recommend the roasted shellfish and seafood spaghetti (we asked for additional chilli flakes). Service is brisk but no complaints about that.

1  Thank KarenChan47
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely eating place on a very very windy day, with sea water spraying high over the wall, and we're so glad we did. Excellent food....my crayfish and bacon sandwich was magnificent and the fresh chips were absolutely amazing. Just as they should be,...More

Thank IrishEyesSmile
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We decided to eat here after seeing menu during the day, the food was good local choice and prices not too dear. We had seat over looking harbour and was great as the sun set. Food was good choice and staff very freindly, also good...More

Thank steveisgplc
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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
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$10 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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