WAX at Watergate Bay

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60 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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 60 People Are Saying
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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely way to start the NY with my parents and young family, beautiful food and company

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Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and great service the dog was even welcomed and looked after superb guys

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice venue, not flash, great food. Great view good service.

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N
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! WAX really suits its surroundings, a lovely beach side restaurant/bar with amazing views of Watergate Bay. A nice balance of food available on the menu, simple but just what you would expect. We had the WAX burger and the chicken burger which were both outstanding and we both commented that they were the nicest burgers we’ve had. Staff were extremely friendly and warm. Prices very reasonable. Really would highly recommend this surf styled restaurant/bar.

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MY
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food, friendly helpful staff - great value and cool location. Picked the right weekend for a sunset

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice meal, huge portions!! Friendly staff, really nice place to eat. It's casual, you order at the bar and then just enjoy your food!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for all ocassions food always fab and service too.

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t fault this place at all. The staff are so friendly and willing to help which is why we come back night after night when here on holiday. Can’t reccommend it highly enough

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab service and food the nachos are to die for as arenfhe burgers pizzas and salads

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Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Reliable dining experience, can't really rate the service as it's a case of order at the bar. Food is good, not much of a dining experience, more a case of a good eatery.

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Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to this place for a good few years now and it never disappoints. Casual dining, comfort food after a long day on the beach. Food was outstanding and the specials always offer a local fresh seafood. The pizzas are probably the best I have had, Italian thin crust and stone baked. Excellent. The bonus is you can take your dog with you and the friendly staff will bring you a bowl of water.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re so glad we booked a table after coming for a play on the beach. Lovely little bar. Very busy. Nice food. We had adults and kids menus.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, great service and the most relaxed atmosphere of the places to eat at Watergate Bay.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We booked a table outside for my sons 18th Birthday Meal🎈🎈it was fab,the view, the meal & the staff we’re friendly ooh and the food was amazing 👌Thankyou Wax would definitely recommend anyone to visit you .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Setting awesome. Food quality just fantastic. I can’t say enough good stuff about this place

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J
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal at Wax, Watergate Bay with a lovely view of the beach. Super child friendly place to eat, all the staff were great with our lively 2 year old.

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Kent
29 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dog and family friendly venue with a lovely casual ambience and very friendly staff. Food menu was rather heavy on burgers although they looked but but the Indonesian curry was excellent

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Booking process great via open table - really easy. Unfortunately a waste of time as the restaurant didn’t seem to manage the reservations. We arrived and the reserved table for two was ideal but another couple had sat there and wouldn’t move, the waitress was a bit stressed about it and in her embarrassment just dumped us on another table which we had to share with other people, without the scenic view right in the eye line of the smug couple who wouldn’t move! Not really her fault they wouldn’t move, although she didn't seem to push it but if the restaurant is going to offer reservations then they need to manage them. We were tired after travelling and knowing other nearby restaurants would be busy by this time we decide to grab a bite and go. It’s a laid back kind of place I get that and we were unlucky I guess and the couple concerned were ignorant (there was the a reserved sign on the table) but tainted the visit. Not great food choice for veggie/vegans either so all in all we’ll just say we won’t go back. But if you want for burger and beer type food in a good location and happy to take the seating available Wax would suit.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We came for the Fathers Day deal and also because we had heard great things and wanted to give it a try. Food took 40 minutes to come out due to the kitchen being short staffed, I wish that they had told us this before or while we were ordering because we would have gone for a walk to save us waiting with a hangry, impatient toddler who after 25 minutes decided to wreak havoc. We have said we’ll go again but minus the toddler. We ordered ‘The Beast’ which is huge and tastes amazing, meat was excellent quality

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LB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our sons birthday here, there were eight of us in total and the service, food and location were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff that work there at the bar and at our table. We love this place, the food is always beautifully prepared, tasty and exciting. We’ll be back.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my parents out for dinner here as a thank you. We’ve been several times and absolutely love it. Food is fab and worth every penny. Big portions!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good as always
Great 2-4-1 offer
We eat here quite often but think the menu can get s bit boring if there are no specials

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DS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The staff were very friendly and the service was good. The food is reasonable value. The portions are generous. Sadly for my tastes to much of the food was deep fried and it wasn’t as tasty as I had hoped for.

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KG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wax is amazing! Great food, fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. It is very clear that they are passionate about what they do and their customers.

Every time we have been to Wax the food has been awesome and the staff are always happy to help and are very friendly.
Our food did take a little while to arrive but we were told about this so absolutely no problem to us! We will be returning to Wax again and again and again.

Very happy, thanks Wax!

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GD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying at Porth on holiday, walked to Watergate Bay and ate here. Lovely sunny day, able to sit under covered area overlooking route to beach. Lovely food - although too much, slightly expensive, but we didn't mind

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EH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was very overpriced, I think £16.00 for a burger is a little bit extortionate! My friend ordered a meal which was advertised as ‘gluten free’ but nowhere did it say / did the staff say that the sausage and mash would be served without the gravy as this was not gluten free. Dry! Overall, very little ambience, staff quite uninterested and chatting amongst themselves at the bar and overpriced food with little taste (I had nachos.. not sure if the green stuff was actually guacamole but it didn’t taste of anything much.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Wax Watergate. Great food. Friendly staff. Great beer and wine choice too.
Thank you. Definitely be back soon.

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GK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy booking experience, friendly staff, prompt service, great food and portion size. Good value for money.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff attention and superb food . Nothing was too much trouble, they had already cleaned the coffee machine ( we notified after we had ordered) and we asked for more , nothing was said and they just served up !
Thank you Wax .

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ZK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I'm not a fan of self ordering, having to memorise everyone's orders and then go to the bar to place them. Given the prices charged there could, at least, be waiting staff.
Food is over priced, £16 for a burger and chips (pictured) and £2 for 500ml of water.
I put a brave face on it as it was my son's birthday, but we won't be going there again.

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turned up on Christmas Eve and had a lovely meal, burgers, pizza and onion rings!

Very friendly staff and genuinely loved dogs, nice relaxed atmosphere which set us up for Christmas beautifully.

Will definitely come back in the summer.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Booked for dinner, really bad service by staff who went particularly bothered.
Food was average and overpriced the food presented had no resemblance to the pictures featured on Wax's website.

Read reviews on trio advisor after our meal and noticed that the management only replied to positive comments and completely ignored any negative ones!!!!
Surly addressing highlighted problems and concerns raised by diner's is the only way to improve your business. Obviously not in this case.
One to be avoided in Watergate Bay!!

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London
66 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was at Newquay for other reasons and saw the beach so decided to stop over and eat. I found this place and decided to drive to it. I ordered a currie and found somebody’s hair in it! So could not finish the food and returned it complaining about this. They apologised but did not offer to refund the cost of the currie but instead gave the desert for free. The desert is less expensive. I just don’t think it was a positive experience at all. I mean ignoring the hair, the food was not worth the price.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with my family on holiday! Will definitely be going back x

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good the view was great over watergate bay and the woman who served us was lovely. Thank you

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IP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice to find proper nice food not the usual chicken and chips, fish and chips rubbish

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was our second time at wax, after a very enjoyable experience the first time we were very disappointed the second, the food was below average after being very nice the first time, the waitresses were rude and quite frankly need a serious talking to, my mother-in-law had a makeral superfood salad that had no super food in it and was full of water, when informing the waitress of this she was told it was her fault for ordering fish, hello take it off the menu if it doesn't work, my partners chicken burger was stringy and full of gristle and my pizza was not cooked fully, we were offered free dessert but we are not dessert people and they took no money off of the bill, I would not recommend unless you like being treated as if you have done something wrong!

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good quality food with fast efficient service. Disappointed though that the menu was smaller (burgers, pizza and salads only) than what appears on the website.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food, lovely setting on the front at Watergate, but quite expensive for basic food. Burgers, pizza, home made- but not really worth the money. Nice relaxed atmosphere but so are the staff... a bit too laid back for my liking!! Locals discount good idea, but limited- couldn't make it that day, no chance any other time. Would recomend, but only for special occasion. Take your credit card!!!

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over priced for what it is , ok food but nothing great

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