WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
335 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 335 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GilesH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice time

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Annmarie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was our 3rd visit to Wax during our visit as we were staying next door and it was convenient. The first visit I was very pleased at how accommodating they were and managed to book us in the following day however when we turned up they didn’t have our booking and we had to sit next to an open door downstairs away from the main restaurant area, they were very apologetic and took 15% off our bill as compensation. The menu is very basic and massively overpriced for the quality but nice place to grab a beer and a pizza after a day on the beach.

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AlexandraS
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and vibe. Easy for where we were staying at Watergate Bay hotel

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IngridQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very short staffed so very long wait for order taken/ served etc The 3 staff working were very pleasant and very apologetic but if there is insufficient staff takeaway service etc should be suspended or just do takeaway as it was a very disappointing meal especially as after reading marvellous past reviews and booking the table for my birthday weeks ago

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London
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Portions smaller than previous years however all meals were very tasty. It was very busy so service was very slow however when we had lunch Saturday afternoon it was quicker. The staff are always friendly and helpful........ fully recommend chocolate pizza as a dessert to share

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SamanthaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Functional food. Not a huge menu. The mussels were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Disappointed, nice atmosphere and lovely view however chicken wings were red and undercooked and the chicken burger tasted extremely fishy.

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Srednew
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Excellent service from staff. Had an issue with one of our meals which the manager dealt with promptly and fairly. Fabulous veggie burger.

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SarahH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely although service was a little slow and took around an hour for food to come and was disappointed as no fish at all from menu available. The view was lovely and overall would visit again.

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Sparky
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautiful location & the food was nice but the service was slow and I thought the toilets could do with a good clean

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MaggieMay
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed and welcoming place to visit. Busy but organised and the staff were helpful and friendly. The food was tasty. The view was spectacular. We will be returning and recommend to others.

DG
DeborahG
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting you when we come on holiday.
Well done considering the amount of pressure you must be under at the moment .
We felt very safe and felt very welcome .
Debbie & Micheal Golden x

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RossM
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and felt safe. Limited menu currently but still plenty to choose from, large portions and all 5 of us ate everything.

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PaulB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. So very chilled, nothing like chilling outside with a beer with my dags.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views of the sea and the atmosphere 👌 Food is delicious and the people that work there are friendly and helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Visited with family on last week of May so restaurant had only been up and running a couple of weeks. Enjoyed the meal but clearly short staffed (where isn’t?!) which I hope will improve. Friendly staff doing their very best though and varied menu with something for everyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good but service was very slow with diners seated after us getting their food and finishing before we got our food despite it nearly being the same food!

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LenaG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice venue. Very relaxed and excellent food

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AlexW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good burger. Great location by the sea.

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VickyT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Reduced menu which wasn’t stated online and the food tasted like typical oven food for £65 for 2 adults & 2 children. Very poor

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Bert009
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great relaxed place, lovely friendly service. Mussels were delicious 😋

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KimberleyH
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. We could actually see the bay from where we sat. We were greeted by lovely staff who were helpful from the start. The restaurant was busy with a great atmosphere but we werent forgotten and the drinks were always refilled. The food was soooo good! I was full yet couldnt resist. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. The smells coming from the kitchen didnt make it easy for me to choose the main, but does give me a reaon to go back again. Very well laid out and the choice of inside eating or outside with heat and shelter was good.

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bobbye
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly and great for dogs. Love this place!

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MelGreg
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Wax, the food was great, staff were super helpful and friendly and the view is beautiful.

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Lewis
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and helpful staff. Would recommend :)

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food ! Friendly staff although female waitress came out of ladies / I followed her and would love to know how she washed her hands as there was no soap ..🥴such a shame as food and service was excellent.

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KeithT
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First day back after lockdown , but quiet , to be expected , but everything was good .

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EricaF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect place after a day on the beach. A little cold eating outside on a cold evening but I imagine it would be excellent on a warm Summer’s evening.

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TinaM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food,good service, nice atmosphere, great views

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KEITHC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting with views across the bay , speedy and attentive service creating a nice overall atmosphere and pleasant ding experience

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Good to be back. Thanks guys 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, good service and lovely views, quick and easy filling meal made out of the small bites. Thankyou

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TeresaP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food in a lovely location. Venue looks a little tired!

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Becky
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food, service good and food fresh. Will return

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RuthS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lively staff, polite and helpful. Food is good, simple environment, great after a day out in Cornwall

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LeeP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been visiting 'WAX' at Watergate when it was still the Phoenix Bar so for many years. Still a great BAR.

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Bri111
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place with a lovely view, food was okay very simple

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient staff at all levels excellent service ... beautiful day too which added to a great experience. Many thanks will be back !!

CH
CarolineH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Booked before coming on holiday, food and views were great only thing was the wait for food, taking almost 30 minutes before we even got a drink, overall though great place.

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Emily
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Lovely food and setting. However disappointing service. Very slow and forgetful

FAQs

WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 335 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.