WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
268 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.
What 268 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.0
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayJay
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for outdoor seating!

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vipJenniferP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, very tasty
Friendly staff

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SueS
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back, great service and food as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from start to finish was superb. The food was lovely and very good value.
The quantity of food was brilliant, be aware the side orders are very large, we struggled, mission completed by sharing with the remaining family members.

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always WAX is well managed and has been very well organised during the pandemic. Booking was easy, we got a good table in the 'outside' section with excellent weather protection and heating, service was good as was the food.
It's a great place to go when going for a walk at Watergate Bay.

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TRUDYB
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love to support local; which is why we chose Wax for Boxing Day. But sadly the bill for over £30 was a bit steep for 2 bog standard brekkies and coffees. Just a tad too expensive for breakfasts that were nothing special.

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MrsWilba
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Four of us ate here and we all thoroughly enjoyed our starters, mains and dessert. We all had pizza or burgers for the main and they were delicious. Best tasting burger I have had in some time! The staff were friendly and welcoming but not in your face. My only complaint is that the starters and desserts are a little expensive (£7/£8) for what they are.

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Emily
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, COVID safe, and very delicious food! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food brilliant atmosphere I can’t wait for my next visit

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KarenL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual. Always love coming here.

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food; it was of superb quality and really good portion sizes. The service was also super good. The area we were in had a really good ambience and was super relaxed. Just what we were looking for

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great prices

CA
CarolynA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Wax with excellent friendly service and delicious food. We all love the fish and chips - very tasty and not greasy.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great, can't wait to go back

JS
JoanneS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate at Wax twice during a recent trip to the area. They are handling Covid well and we felt safe. Food was good although a little limited re healthy options. Ambience was impacted by social distancing measures but the view is great and the staff were so welcoming and upbeat they made us feel very welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We went to Wax for a family day out. The service was absolutely terrible. I asked for table water and was given bottles of water. We ordered a starter and a main the main came before the starter. I said we haven’t had our starter and the girls said sorry I will get that for you now and your cutlery. 10 minutes later I had to go and ask a member of staff for cutlery, still no starter. After our meal had been cleared the starter came out. I was going to say we don’t want it now but my kids did want it. We wanted a dessert but we didn’t want to give them any more money, it ruined the whole experience for us. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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EmmaH
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had all thd specials and really enjoyed all courses. Good luck on rolling them out. Good value for money WAX.

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MerlynI
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from the staff. Friendly Attentive and the food was good value for money.
We will definitely visit again.

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martinc
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting with view of the the bay, good food and service .

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ChantellW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food highly recommend a visit burgers are delicious

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi we spent a lovely couple of hours at Wax on Wednesday.
We had lovely hot chocolates and fabulous chocolate brownies.

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matte
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was average for the cost. Service was ok but had to prompt for the bill a few times and wait a while for our food to be cleared away. A lot of money for what it was!

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ZoeS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous meal as always.. we have been coming to Wax for many years. Had a slight issue with one meal and the chef replaced straight away and they deducted from bill. Very impressed.

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BillyTucker
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We ordered two chicken burgers with fries and the cajun squid. The burgers were dry, overcooked and stringy, the fries were lukewarm and floppy, and the squid... Oh dear, the squid!
Photos online showed a large pile of crispy looking delicious squid. What arrived was 6 floppy, thin pieces of squid in a disgusting coating and a dried up salad. Abysmal!
The management’s snarky, passive aggressive response on Trip Advisor to my review (and many other negative reviews) was extremely unprofessional.
Ambience of the place is also lacking, with it being akin to eating in someone’s empty conservatory.
Avoid this place at all costs.

KH
KevinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Fish and chips re- heated. We were both ill . I sent two messages via email and had no answer back at all. This was over a week ago. Very disappointing, and ruined the first weekend of our holiday.

MB
MandyB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food and wine pretty average, service terrible. Had to ask to order then waited over an hour for burger and pizza. Lovely staff When you spoke to them but either under- resourced or something else not working well. Wouldn’t go back sadly.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great menu, relaxed service. Perfect for a casual meal and drink with friends.

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BeverleyE
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Convenient to apartment, very friendly staff, food ok, good for a quick bite to eat.
Could be improved with music to create a bit more atmosphere and its ready for a bit of a spruce up.

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RogerM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty quiet night. Squid starter average, burger mains very nice.

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llinosm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Presentation was excellent. Highly recommended

EH
EmmaH
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed meal here. Visited again on 4th in the evening.

KC
KarenC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat and our waiter was very welcoming

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Michelle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a fantastic night. Staff were lovely and food was excellent. Cold outside but really cosy inside, even on covered patio.

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IanP
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food at competitive prices and friendly staff.
Would recommend anyone to visit.

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customer23
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and well worth a booking!

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Domm
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service despite the hideous weather, we’ll be back

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Clapton
Devon
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good, staff were friendly, just didn’t find the building very warm or inviting

RB
RachelB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very nice food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and dog friendly

FAQs

WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 268 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.