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Water Margin

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72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
+44 23 8073 2377
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My congratulations to the owner of the Water Margin, he must be very proud. This was our first visit in a number of years. We have missed a lot!! We went for the Buffet @£18.80pp. Every course we chose was fantastic with offers of top ups right up to the coffee. We will be back soon after their closure for... More 

Thank X9429JZmikes
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten in the restaurant and used the takeaway service on many occasions in the 12 months we have lived in the area. We can't fault the food or service in any way. Well worth a visit.

Thank paulliz35
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Water Margin on a Friday evening. It was very busy. We decided on the buffet and ordered our starters which were delicious. We did have quite a wait then for some more starters and the table next to us complained to staff about a long wait for their main meals. Food was very enjoyable, staff not the... More 

Thank rownhams2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called, spur of the moment, while passing. Have been many times over the years and the quality, standard and food were as good as ever.

Thank Peter L
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming to this restaurant for year, and also my partner family. It's a bit pricey, but the food is superb, genuinely is the nicest Chinese food I've ever had, and hot!!! I'm had some bad experiences when they are busy, but nothing to shout about. I've read reviews about the staff being rude, which... More 

Thank Richard H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we have visited!! We opted for the Sunday night gourmet buffet, where you order what you like to the table!! Hugely overpriced, very rude service, ridiculously overpriced drinks and the food rubbish! The worse Chinese food I have eaten. The restaurant has no atmosphere and the staff clearly don't want to be there!! Won't be back!!

Thank littletoepeep
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group of four and had one of their evening set meals. We could not fault the food which was tasty, hot and well cooked. There was plenty for everyone and the service was faultless.

Thank diamond2607
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was slightly worried when I read some of the reviews. This place serves really good Chinese food. We had the set meal and wasn't disappointed! Most of the waiting staff are lovely and we only came across one brash one. Definitely recommended!

Thank Stuart C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time in the restaurant with a large group of 11. We came here at Christmas and had a great time with lovely food. So my mother wanted to go back with us all to celebrate her 70th birthday. It was a great way to end the birthday bank holiday weekend. We got a cake and they... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being welcomed in for Sunday lunch by a pleasant enough chap. We were shown to our table. After being given our drinks the waitress asked us to order quickly as the kitchen was shutting. We were not told this when we were ushered to our table. The service is some of the worst I've ever experienced. They didn't smile... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$39
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  North Baddesley
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8073 2377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?