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Water Margin

The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7034 2222
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service was fine . However the duck was not what I would expect . It seemed to be roasted conventionally not in the time honoured way which turns the skin into a lovely part of the dish. It was slimy and soft. I disliked...More

Thank EileenBM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for my wife's birthday on Tuesday 16th May.I have been here a few times before at the weekend which was good but busy.We had a really nice meal and great service We had a mixed platter for starters,I had chicken curry and my...More

Thank Michael8796
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very much a place for 'locals in the know' as it is not really what you would expect in somewhere like Coleraine. The restaurant is located right on the banks of the river Bann, so if you can get a window seat facing the waterside...More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I ate at there on Sunday evening, it is over 20 years since I lived in Coleraine and the Water Margin remains an outstanding Chinese restaurant. Food and service were excellent Definitely a visit again

Thank maevemcn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. 2017 where DDA legislation has been in place since 1995 in Northern Ireland and yet The Water Margin has made no attempt to facilitate the Wheelchsir User. I was a regular and now I cannot access! Disgrace!

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here,we arrived close to closing time despite this the staff were happy to serve us a meal. A very pleasant visit with plenty of wonderful food.Thank you.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...and that is why we go infrequently just keeping it for special occasions. The Causeway Coast has such a plethora of eating houses serving up menus which are all just variations on a theme and so self doubting of themselves that the customer more often...More

Thank letsplaysquash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give this place a go while staying in Coleraine. We opted for the shopper menu which is on from 5-7pm. There were three of us in our party. Service was impeccable and I could not believe the size in portions. At round...More

Thank ppric001
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Tried to ring on Saturday evening about 7pm knew it would be busy but never got an answer so stopped on way through Coleraine and went in ! Yes it was busy but as I stood and waited to be served I noticed that certain...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We have sat in a couple of times, but we get a take away from here near weekly... it is very good value for the quality you get. I would especially recommend the honey chilli chicken from this Chinese as it is beautifully smokey.

Thank Matthew W
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Do you cater for gluten free diets
25 August 2016|
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Response from Ryan E |
yes. the water margin have their own celiac menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat House 1 Hanover Place, Coleraine BT52 1EB, Northern Ireland (Formerly water margin)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Coleraine
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7034 2222
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