WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
304 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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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, good service and lovely views, quick and easy filling meal made out of the small bites. Thankyou

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TeresaP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food in a lovely location. Venue looks a little tired!

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Becky
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food, service good and food fresh. Will return

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RuthS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lively staff, polite and helpful. Food is good, simple environment, great after a day out in Cornwall

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LeeP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been visiting 'WAX' at Watergate when it was still the Phoenix Bar so for many years. Still a great BAR.

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Bri111
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place with a lovely view, food was okay very simple

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient staff at all levels excellent service ... beautiful day too which added to a great experience. Many thanks will be back !!

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CarolineH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Booked before coming on holiday, food and views were great only thing was the wait for food, taking almost 30 minutes before we even got a drink, overall though great place.

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Emily
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Lovely food and setting. However disappointing service. Very slow and forgetful

KJ
KatherineJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They let us book a table even though it wasn’t open?

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JoanneC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A fantastic location with great food for adults and children.

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AmyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Despite booking a table, on arrival was advised food was 45 minutes but turned out to be 90 minutes

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Beerbird
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louder music! But good food, good atmosphere and chill, friendly staff

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fairy69
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, the mussels were so tasty. We had great service from all staff.
They were extremely helpful with regards to gluten free needs.
We will definitely eat there again

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alwolfe
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Great view, food and service, thanks so much

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Nippy
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always and service is friendly and swift. Fabulous location and is just so lovely. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit there and would definitely go back again! Also first time out since lockdown and the staff made everything very easy. The service was such a high standard, didn’t feel pressure or rushed and everyone was so friendly. Food was great, we both had a burger and it was huge.

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SarahE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely time , food was excellent , staff were fabulous .... nice place .... drinks were way overpriced but first time at the pub after lockdown I didn’t really care ..... however in future I would think about the price a little more and probably wouldn’t stay and drink too many !!! 🤔

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tims
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes,great food,amazing views, what more can I say 👍🙏🏻

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Sampuss
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at the lovely wax, the waiter we had was so friendly helpful and really listened to us
The food was great and brilliant service
Will definitely return

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AngelaG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting near to Watergate Bay. Fresh,tasty food, wonderful, friendly staff and great service.

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ClaireP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Lovely staff, excellent food. Glorious weather and all other diners were respectful of us and our space

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LynnetteR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place. Relaxed. Great service. Food menu limited but good.

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SharonL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time we’ve eaten out since the easing of lockdown. It was rather chilly to be sitting outside and as such the food goes cold before you can eat it all. There were some issues with things having run out, however the team are making a very good job of making everyone welcome whilst keeping diners safe and appropriately distanced and we were very glad to be able to have a meal out.

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Newol
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice seating area outside/upstairs... lovely to be back out... shame the menu has been cut down (no surfers salads that we like) and then several of those things were not available but appreciate its tricky times... kids always like their pizza... we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday food outside with heaters. Lovely

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ClaireS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy so glad we booked a table. Staff were great food was great so lovely being able to have a drink with friends

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fab food BUT between starters and mains took over 1 hour and us asking for the mains 4 times. Shame because otherwise it was great.

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VickyF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and staff very helpful and friendly.

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Zacnqy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good, but lacked variety on the menu

Looking forward to coming back when fully open and sampling the food again.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent but very disappointed by the food. The onion rings were soggy and mushy not crisp. The pepperoni pizza had 5 x slices on the whole pizza not even one on each slice! All the other pizzas were the same with very tight on the toppings. One was missing salami topping altogether. The slaw was very salty. Compared to all the other restaurants we ate in during the week this was the most expensive and the most disappointing meal. Doubt I will rebook even though we often stay at Watergate Bay.

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KIRSTYO
Wales
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous time for our 1st meal at wax, just a shame it wasn’t a bit warmer with been sat outside but can’t be helped!

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WLB1969
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as usual. Was fab to be back. Amazing mussels xx

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drproctor
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and a great meal here with my other half just as lockdown restrictions were eased. Was cold outside once the sun went down but they allowed us to move to a table with a gas fire next to it.
Staff were working incredibly hard to make sure everyone had a good meal and night.
Food was lovely, cooked well and piping hot.
Views of the sun going down over the sea are fantastic. Definitely take time to visit if you fancy a quality burger and a night out.

KJ
KayJay
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for outdoor seating!

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RogerH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mussels. Nice to get back at one of our regular local bar/restaurants. 👍

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AngelaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Sadly it was our first visit and although the waiting staff were very friendly, we waited a long time for our food. Only upon asking after a period of time had past were we informed there was a delay. Such a shame and I hope it was down to teething problems given that it was the early days of reopening.

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vipJenniferP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Avoid! It took us over an hour to get our food. They ran out of burgers! Their menu is literally burgers and pizza. Waitress was friendly at the start but then went missing. If she had come around she could have gotten another order of drinks on our bill...but once the food finally arrived we just wanted to eat quickly and get out. We weren’t the only table there disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late lunch which as usual was lovely because of the restrictions we were outside but the staff were as helpful as always even though it was chilly they were working so hard

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, very tasty
Friendly staff

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WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 304 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.