WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
392 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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4.0
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lisam
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Couldn’t have been more flexible and accommodating. A great place to chill.

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Kirsten
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We felt sorry for the staff really. The place was busy but we waited to be seated for a while. Then we were sat upstairs in a really noisy children’s area. We asked to be sat downstairs and waited forever to be served. The food was fine but the team was clearly understaffed and the management not visible!

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I’m hoping it was just an unfortunate and unlucky visit. We had a great welcome by the lovely lady downstairs who explained what we needed to do and where we needed to go to be met by attitude at the top of the stairs to show us to our table. Such a shame as it has great potential but it was so bad, it had put us off returning. Food was ok. Not expensive so would expect food we were served to an extent. Such a shame

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were really friendly, helpful and attentive. The sea view from our outside table was unexpected. The food and portion sizes were good. We would definitely return again.

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GailS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent quality on all the dishes we had especially the pizza really authentic Italian style. Mussels also delicious.

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Cookie
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were really looking forward to returning here after an enjoyable meal here last year. We were already aware of staffing problems (Cornwall is really struggling with hospitality right now) so were prepared for some delay. However, not as long as it transpired - seems our waitress lost our order. She was clearly upset about it and promptly put it right by putting us to the front of the queue and our starters followed 10 mins later (after an original 45 minute wait), quickly followed by our mains. The food was hot and tasty when it arrived, but we missed the nachos not being on the menu. We are prepared to cut Wax some slack this time round because of the fallout from COVID and lack of staff everywhere, and really our waitress couldn’t have been sweeter, and the staff were clearly busting a gut to provide as good a service as possible. We also had 15% knocked off our bill, so all is forgiven!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and location.
The seafood tagliatelle was absolutely superb.
Thanks

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Becca
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab lunch on our visit, the staff were great and couldn’t do enough! Would highly recommend.

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TammyL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was good. Everyone who had the burger raved about them!

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Tracy
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wax is always a great place to eat. Dog friendly and the staff are always fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu, but delicious.

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PaulH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. Sum was our so the food, views and ambiance was perfect

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SueD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The woman serving us was exceptionally friendly and helpful and made us very welcome. (Purply blue hair).

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nickb
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in difficult circumstances. Much appreciated

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SueC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu choices limited and not what had been attached to confirmation.
Burger was over cooked and we were not asked how we would like it cooked.
Toilet facilities were not very clean and no soap which in this current climate is not acceptable.

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Jackie
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid at all costs. Booked months ago. Arrived and checked in. Told to make my way to a table number. Did this only to receive a telling off from a rude waitress who made me go back to the entrance only to walk back to my table. She then left us at our table for 20 minutes before offering us so much as a drink. Plenty of people were having similar experience.

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SusieC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with very helpful and friendly staff very accomodating to moving tables etc

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C3PO
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a hot and busy day so staff were pressurised … food took quite a long time to come … but to be fair staff were friendly and the quality of the food was good.

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JoMo
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Wax . It’s quite plain and bare with little ambience in terms of lights or pictures etc but basically it’s a surfers pub with few frills . It has lovely views of the sea . The service was prompt and very friendly and the food was great ..home made pizzas with the thinnest lightest base and plenty of toppings and seafood linguine which turned into seafood penne pasta but it was well flavoured with plenty of fresh seafood . Wax is basic and casual but well worth a visit .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Needs a touch of tlc, asked to take picture of menu on wall, great idea to cut down on infection. However it would be good if they had used the picture on the website, reduced choice from the web, don’t think I would have booked if we had seen the “real” one. Disappointed that tables outside were not available, for the whole of our visit there were tables free, but were told we could not use them. The waiter showed us to our table, returned a few minutes later asking for drinks choice, came back almost immediately for our food choice, asked him to leave us a minute, which he did , but then ask a waitress 20 minutes later to take our orders.

Having said all that the food was really good!

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VanessaB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places. Fantastic staff who make you feel very welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great views over Watergate Bay. Delicious food and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Yogi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb food and drink.

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Hadyn
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Please be aware it’s not in Newquay it’s in Watergate bay 15 min or £13 cab ride from the town

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was good but it took about 50 minuets to get to us, it really wasn't that busy and most things coming out were all the same burger. It was really tasty, but the wait was so long it wasn't worth it, the service was average, especially in comparison to the epic breakfast the next morning. We didn't order dessert because of the wait. Was really looking forward to the meal so was quite disappointed to be honest!

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Kevh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Buttter Milk chicken dry aw a bone, such poor value. Service was mixed one girl very helpful, one young man unhelpful.


Very poor value...try somewhere else..

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AnnaM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food in a perfect setting. Even held back on the chilli so my meal was delicious! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was tasty, portions were smaller than usual. Very very long wait for food, over an hour. Staff were lovely and super friendly, felt sorry for them clearly need more staff in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and excellent friendly staff. Very relaxing atmospher

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Elizabethp
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very slow service & a very underwhelming signature cheese burger.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

we waited ages for our food and when it arrived it was very poor, it looked like it had been plated up in a hurry and just didnt look good at all, not cheap either
we used to eat here when it was The Phoenix, but this is nothing like the Phoenix
wont be returning

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LesleyD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a lovely environment with friendly attentive staff.

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Shuf849
Glasgow
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a limited menu at the minute because of lack of staff,hence the 4 stars,we had squid rings & haloumi fries to start,both very tasty although small portions. Mains were good : chicken burger & seafood pasta. Reasonably priced & would go back.

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MandyF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was ok but not worth the money, not particularly good quality.

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Elsi
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service, nice pizza and great views.

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susanp
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always good food and service. Highly recommend.

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SallyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal out in a great setting. Service was fab, very attentive and speedy. Would definatly visit again

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SheridanP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Booked a table outside, wasn’t available when we arrived
Slow service all around.. a bit disappointing. But lovely setting, friendly staff & great that it’s dog friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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LeeR
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always and nice food as always 👌

FAQs

WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 392 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.