WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
485 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 485 People Are Saying
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Suzyp
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience in a long time. Superb food.

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KatieP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food with good service. Recommended for families and groups

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NickyH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another amazing meal at WAX. Lovely people and great food. Always a fabulous place with a nice atmosphere.

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Lizzie8
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The whole place needs updating; tired furnishings and grubby appearance, not to mention the cleanliness of the surroundings.
The food is overpriced for the quality of produce.......I guess because it is near the beach and not a great choice of restaurants. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone!

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We took advantage of the 50% offer to take the dog away from the proximity of the firework display at NQY sports centre. Very good value and the food was great.
However we waited ages to be asked if we wanted a drink and I actually went to the bar thinking it was still order there! Strange concept to ‘take a photo’ of the menu before sitting down snd can hardly read it on my phone. Husband finished his beer but had to ask for another … never offered.
Plates so small and chicken burger so big had to dismantle it onto a napkin.
Just little things to consider but as locals who recommend restaurants regularly need to be really on it in this competitive market. Manager very friendly and nice touch bringing the dog a bowl of water but staff need a bit more training.

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stevec
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Food came quickly and was good. Nice and relaxed no need to dress up.

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Goldfish
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Plates too small/food ok
Staff need to know alcohol regulations
No atmosphere

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Beck
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ok. Quick and friendly service but nothing hugely special and could do with more toilets and a little more space between tables.

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JoshH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Cornwall
Amazing staff and food is unreal.
Get down there ASAP

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AnneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and live music to enjoy while eating.

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NicolaP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, staff were really attentive and service was quick . Would recommend to friends.

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Manners
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Booked a table having not eaten here before, the booking system was fairly straight forward but bizarrely it said it was business casual dress code which implies a reasonably smart establishment, not so! If I came straight from the beach i would have not looked out of place! I have to say the staff were very good but the food and the establishment was decidedly average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to eat at Wax. We love it here.

The atmosphere is great, the food and service is brilliant and the location is wonderful.

Will always return here when we visit.

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Yolker
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we have a lovely time here the staff are just amazing and the setting on a sunny day is beautiful , we shared a pizza really lovely , every meal we have has been great

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RebekahC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had a lovely meal hear when we stayed in Watergate Bay . had to take photo off the menu as they don't have any menu in the restaurant to look at

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Kat67
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the salad I had was not worth the money a bit expensive for what it is , on that basis probably wont return , only reason I would nt recommend is due to the value for money but guess you are also paying for locationm

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traceyw
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place to eat & chill with the surf dudes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and friendly helpful service. Not easy to find somewhere to eat in Watergate Bay as the Beach Hut is currently
closed, Emily Scott’s is very stuck up, WGB Hotel, tho fantastic, is normally closed to non-residents, and Jamie Oliver’s is now apartments. Thank goodness for the Wax and it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere and great beer and food

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Jayne
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent particularly vegan pizza and gluten free pizza. Best vegan pizza I have had. Lovely friendly service with great views across the bay.

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Fyfie
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink with outstanding views and brilliant staff.

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RobR
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to have such a lucky weather break with a gorgeous sunny afternoon for our Autumnal visit, great atmosphere, great food, great music, great view of the ocean, what more can you ask for?

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kittaE
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small menu but okay had to take photo of menu on the wall before sitting down good job we had our phone
Seats not the most comfortable for dining in either
Freindly staff nice atmosphere there as well

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BrynS
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Poor quality food - especially the chicken burger - the wax burger was ok but very overpriced. Paying for the location not, the actual quality of food. service and staff were pleasant and attentive,

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IanTNewquay
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely smile to greet us and the food was as welcoming and awesome as always that complimented the staff that looked after us
I did miss the sauce you used to have with the squid but it was all good
Did enjoy the Madri beer too and will be back up for more
You seem to have the knack for attracting the loveliest staff that are a credit to you

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Ashlyn
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service. Perfect place to hang out with friends.

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RonnieW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and views ! Love this place !

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Pidge
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always and staff so friendly and welcoming. The restaurant itself was clean, tidy and very well looked after.

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GraemeW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seafood tagliatelle was truly amazing. Will definitely be back to eat that again :)

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely setting, we ate upstairs and had a wonderful sea view. Super friendly and helpful staff, and everything arrived promptly. We felt the food is overpriced so wouldn’t choose to eat again but a great place to meet friends for drinks.
Disappointed that the chips were on top of the tartare sauce (should be kept separate as not everyone likes it!). Would have ordered pud but £9 for a bit if choccy brownie is a bit steep!!

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DebbieB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
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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KateO77
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
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 on 15 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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

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LauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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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.

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SamJ
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 !

FAQs

WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 485 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.