WAX at Watergate Bay

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475 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
WAX is Watergate bays newest venue. The Bar and Kitchen offers you a chance to experience amazing food and drink while overlooking the iconic bay.
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NicolaP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, staff were really attentive and service was quick . Would recommend to friends.

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Manners
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Booked a table having not eaten here before, the booking system was fairly straight forward but bizarrely it said it was business casual dress code which implies a reasonably smart establishment, not so! If I came straight from the beach i would have not looked out of place! I have to say the staff were very good but the food and the establishment was decidedly average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to eat at Wax. We love it here.

The atmosphere is great, the food and service is brilliant and the location is wonderful.

Will always return here when we visit.

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Yolker
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we have a lovely time here the staff are just amazing and the setting on a sunny day is beautiful , we shared a pizza really lovely , every meal we have has been great

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RebekahC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had a lovely meal hear when we stayed in Watergate Bay . had to take photo off the menu as they don't have any menu in the restaurant to look at

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Kat67
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the salad I had was not worth the money a bit expensive for what it is , on that basis probably wont return , only reason I would nt recommend is due to the value for money but guess you are also paying for locationm

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traceyw
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place to eat & chill with the surf dudes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and friendly helpful service. Not easy to find somewhere to eat in Watergate Bay as the Beach Hut is currently
closed, Emily Scott’s is very stuck up, WGB Hotel, tho fantastic, is normally closed to non-residents, and Jamie Oliver’s is now apartments. Thank goodness for the Wax and it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere and great beer and food

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent particularly vegan pizza and gluten free pizza. Best vegan pizza I have had. Lovely friendly service with great views across the bay.

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Fyfie
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink with outstanding views and brilliant staff.

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RobR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to have such a lucky weather break with a gorgeous sunny afternoon for our Autumnal visit, great atmosphere, great food, great music, great view of the ocean, what more can you ask for?

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kittaE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small menu but okay had to take photo of menu on the wall before sitting down good job we had our phone
Seats not the most comfortable for dining in either
Freindly staff nice atmosphere there as well

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BrynS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Poor quality food - especially the chicken burger - the wax burger was ok but very overpriced. Paying for the location not, the actual quality of food. service and staff were pleasant and attentive,

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IanTNewquay
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely smile to greet us and the food was as welcoming and awesome as always that complimented the staff that looked after us
I did miss the sauce you used to have with the squid but it was all good
Did enjoy the Madri beer too and will be back up for more
You seem to have the knack for attracting the loveliest staff that are a credit to you

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Ashlyn
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service. Perfect place to hang out with friends.

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RonnieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and views ! Love this place !

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Pidge
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always and staff so friendly and welcoming. The restaurant itself was clean, tidy and very well looked after.

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GraemeW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seafood tagliatelle was truly amazing. Will definitely be back to eat that again :)

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Anna
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely setting, we ate upstairs and had a wonderful sea view. Super friendly and helpful staff, and everything arrived promptly. We felt the food is overpriced so wouldn’t choose to eat again but a great place to meet friends for drinks.
Disappointed that the chips were on top of the tartare sauce (should be kept separate as not everyone likes it!). Would have ordered pud but £9 for a bit if choccy brownie is a bit steep!!

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DebbieB
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years since it was Phoenix and was afraid it would become up itself and exclusive like the rest of watergate bay but fortunately it hasn’t and doesn’t feel like it is trying to shut out the ‘normal’ people . Thank you and for your vegan options

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KateO77
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food we all ordered different items from the menu, burgers, fish, veggie burger and goats cheese. All our plates were empty! Even though they seemed short staffed they were still very polite and the food was quite quick.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Soulless with mediocre food. A last resort for dinner. Friendly service

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely staff. good service. delicious food. great location.

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EileenF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fabulous food, and lots of it!

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Dolly
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, good service,and helpful staff would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked last minute. Well staffed. Knowledgeable & helpful. Good service

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DeborahC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A stunning setting over looking the Atlantic, very friendly staff who work very hard to ensure your experience is fully enjoyed.
There is a good choice of home cooked healthy food, I had a bean burger meal and it was beautiful.

A great selection of well kept ales and a very good selection of wine.

I would certainly recommend this for anyone wanting good food or wine in a relaxed, friendly and beautiful setting.

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SamJ
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not as good as last visit in 2019, sad as used to really like it here.
Service was great, girls really friendly and helpful.

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Shelley
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

You took the mozzarella sticks off the menu !! The music was far too loud and not very good, every song sounded the same !

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KarenT
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very busy so glad we booked. Despite being informed about parking made mistake of using car park outside hotel which is chargeable instead of driving a little further to find the council one which is free after 4pm. Warm welcome although not keen on having to take photo of menu on wall rather than being given a menu. We had a table on the terrace which had a plastic protector from wind and rain which was useful on a cooler night although our view of the sea was limited. Some menu choices were unavailable due to supply chain issues. I enjoyed the Seafood Tagliatelle.

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EamonnT
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not special, they seemed to be struggling to take orders for drinks and food. Did not have the vibe of a surfers hang out or of anything special, Staff were friendly and seemed busy but not very attentive, needs a refresh to be able to recommend

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Cmoca
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waitress was very nice, but sadly food didn't taste very nice and was over priced. I had read the reviews and was very disappointed, would be nice just for a drink.

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Hhbabe
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food, but we were not told that the coleslaw, served as part of the meal had run out, or a alternative given.
Also 2 of the deserts had sold out only leaving 2 other options.

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KathleenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and location. An enjoyable evening out.

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GregS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food nice but a little overpriced for the quantity/quality
£15 for a burger is a little expensive
£12 would have reasonable
For £15 the burger would have to be top notch but sadly it wasn’t
Pizza £16 again nice enough but not worth anything like £16
Great service from the waitresses
Great location, Drinks pricey
Would visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service

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valr
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good location overlooking watergate bay, easy to order drinks which arrived quickly but due to low kitchen staff numbers food took - hour 15 mins. Poor communication from staff who were working very hard without leadership.

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Chrissie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We have been here a few times over the last 7 years and the food has definitely deteriorated in that time. This is such a shame as it could be so good.
Just want to make a special mention about our order taker.. she was very nice and helpful and always had a smile (sorry, we didn't get her name but she has blue hair).
We will come back as the place holds special memories for us.

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SandeaB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food, helpful and polite staff. Just was a bit pricey for a burger and a pint.

FAQs

WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.