WAX at Watergate Bay

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454 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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DebbieB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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KateO
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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

LM
LauraM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EileenF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Dolly
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, good service,and helpful staff would recommend

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

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

DC
DeborahC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 September 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.

SJ
SamJ
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 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
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 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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EamonnT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 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
1 review
Dined on 7 September 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 5 September 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 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GregS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 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 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service

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valr
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 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
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 September 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.

SB
SandeaB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Sharpies
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by friendly staff with a great location

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HayleyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely overpriced..ordered the squid which was £8.50 for 5 tiny pieces of squid. I expect to pay more due to the location but at least get a decent portion!

NC
NeilC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Cheeseburger smelt uncooked, tasted awful with bun over-wet from lettuce, pretty disappointing.

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RachaelA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was overpriced and portions were very undersized.

Drinks were ok. Service ok. Lacking in ambience. Think it’s a shame as this place could be great given its amazing location - such a shame.

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Claire
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a little slow to be served . Staff were friendly and food was ok . Nice and dog friendly too.

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JoanneH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Slightly disappointed but would love to go again when less busy. The staff are friendly but we found our bar person quite distracted and didn't ask how our main meal was. Couldn't order a 2nd drink easily as so busy. We had the burgers and these were good. The fries and slaw, average. It was at 8 pm that we went in August.
Loved the place, vibe and overall feel of the place. Food and service could have been better.

JH
JenH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The pizzas and calamaris were nice. A year earlier there was much more choice on the menu but like everywhere now it seems to be mainly pizzas and burgers. £65 lunch for 2 adults, 2 kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been coming to Wax for 5 years and must say that this year will be the last. Meals are over priced and getting smaller very limited choice on menu .
Portion size greatly reduced price has gone up I know COVID has had an impact but not to rip people off .
It was my daughter’s 15th birthday we have had it at Wax for the last 5 years on booking form mentioned this usually staff make a fuss of her but not this year . Overall Wax has gone down in quality and choice we will be taking our business elsewhere from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a booking at 18.30, but on arrival we’re told there was a 1 hour wait on food. We ordered, then 5 minutes later the waiter came back to tell us that they had sold out of mussels. After waiting 50 minutes for our meal to arrive. One of the pizzas we ordered had 2 long black hairs on it, obviously this was sent back for a replacement. I had booked this restaurant for my family and friends, because of the good reviews I had read, it’s such a shame I couldn’t leave a good review. The waiting staff were excellent though.

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Cath
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty, sitting outside on a lovely sunny day overlooking the sea was perfect. The staff were genuinely friendly. Prices steep probably due to location.

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GrahamL
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great location, excellent friendly service. Had a 'wax burger' which was a little dry towards the end but I'm 'nit picking' the taste was great. We will be going back!

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RebeccaP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here. Attentive and obliging staff. Great ambience. Thanks!

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and very friendly staff. Food was punctual and all dishes came together.

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NicolaS
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice burgers. Nice to sit upstairs.

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Mojo7
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here so many time over the past 12 years, can honestly say our meal was so yummy, tasty & freshly cooked. Great service too considering how busy it was.
Thank you Wax... see you best year!

JT
JacquiT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Staff and service very good.

Meal very expensive for what it was.
I had been sent a menu in the booking confirmation email.

The actual menu upon arrival was different. Much reduced in what is available but also much more expensive.

We had decided from the email menu what we would have.
Daughter wanted a pizza £11 on the email menu...£15 on the day.

I was going to have Nachos..but not on the menu there so chose a burger chips and coleslaw...( on the email menu for £12.50....£15 on the day)

Chips were very sparse with the burger and the coleslaw was just dried shredded carrot and cabbage.. no sauce.
I ordered a side of chips after seeing how little were served...extra £4.

The value for money was very poor.

For lunch I had been expecting to pay the email menu prices...around £30 with drinks.
We had:
one pepperoni pizza
One burger
Side of fries
Pint of soda water
Pint of Lemonade
Bill came to £38.60.
I paid £42 with service charge.

Even though the staff were all so lovely I decided to cancel my additional Friday evening meal booking due to the poor value of the food. I feel if the menu is not correct then it should not be included with the confirmation email.

KH
KevinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Unfortunately impacted massively by covid so hardly any starters to choose from. Waited 1hr 10 for main courses which were forgotten. Despite this during normal times im sure they get things right, they done their best.

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Cumbrians
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service,lovely food.worth a visit.
Pizzas were home made & beautiful.

SB
SamB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location and food, sea food linguine was great

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood linguine was amazing !

LB
LibbyB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Would not recommend the food and poor value for money. Very disappointed.

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WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4 stars by 454 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 bookings at the moment.