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East Of The Water

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2 Barnstaple Street, Bideford EX39 4AE, England
+44 1237 425329
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

For some reason, we've had good takeaways from here, but not so good restaurant meals! Maybe there's a different chef for each section, but the restaurant meals were dry and these were dishes where you would expect a sauce (e.g chow mein). I think the menu needs to be a bit more descriptive so that on ordering, the customer knows... More 

Thank Patricia2709
North Devon
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have been using this chinese restraunt and take away for over a year .In my eyes the service and food is second to none! The customer service takes some beating!

Thank SeariversandSwim4fun
torrington uk
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited this restaurant last Saturday as a party of six. It was not too crowded, the food was very good, we had the set meal b which was very tasty and plenty of it. The service was very good attentative but not OTT. I can recommend this restaurant for a good Chinese meal.

Thank lorraineTorringtonUk
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We chose crispy duck pancakes to start, really moorish. Then four different dishes which were all really tasty especially the chilli prawns, delish!

Thank Kate B
Bideford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

New family owners have turned this good local restaurant and takeaway into a fantastic one. Terrific service, food is always excellent when eating in or taking away. We've been there several times and can't recommend it enough.

1 Thank Nigel B
Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is great, fresh, tasty and full of flavour. The service is very fast whether you have a takeaway or eat in. The staff are pleasant and attentive. I'm surprised it's not busier and more popular as they are consistently good. The restaurant itself is historically quite interesting as well.

Thank BinkyBell80
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The previous owners of this restaurant served excellent unique food to their recipes which were excellent. Very sad to see them go. Last night tried the new experience and while it wasn't the same, it was very good traditional Chinese. Very good service.

1 Thank Jennytwentythree
barnstaple, devon, england
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have struggled to find a Chinese in the North Devon area that does a take away that I've really enjoyed over recent years. We had one delivered from East of the Water last week and both loved it. Good choice, full of flavour, lots of meat, duck wasn't too fatty, noodles weren't soggy - these are all issues I've... More 

Thank Spoonios
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Having been a great fan of the old East the Water. The new management is a very different experience, just your usual chinese. Whilst the food & service were both good, it was very expensive. Probably slightly better food than Fulhams at Barnstaple, but with a much higher price tag.

Thank Clare720
Bideford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

First visit to the new version of this restaurant. Used to be very different as Chinese goes, now it's ordinary. Decent starters, below average (non) crispy duck, and OK main courses. A very loud table spoiled the meal, and the staff should have addressed that, had to be obvious the other tables were not enjoying it. Can't see us hurrying... More 

Thank ShaunAnge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Barnstaple Street, Bideford EX39 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 425329

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?