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72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
+44 23 8073 2377
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A round table for the 8 of us was a good start and that was the way the evening continued.Attentive service (don't drink the wine too quick ) as another bottle arrives before you have finished the first!! Food was excellent and prices were not over the top.Good atmosphere with other customers clearly enjoying themselves.

Thank frederick997
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were quite rude, unhelpful and looked and sounded thoroughly miserable. If you asked for anything it was always too much trouble. My mother is disabled and was treated as an inconvenience to them. Food was OK. However, when the bill came they'd automatically added £18 service charge. I queried this and made them take it off, which they didn't... More 

Thank Nhoj195266
Romsey, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am sorry to have to agree with the last review. We have also been to Water Margin, many times over the years, and will not be returning. We were a party of 12 and also found it to be cold. The staff, one in particular, was abrupt to the point of being rude. Any requests were treated as if... More 

Thank alisonpotten25
Level Contributor
99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here with some friends to my delight as it's my favourite Chinese . Well it was bit it isn't anymore . I was so cold it spoilt the while experience. It was ridiculously cold. I had even dressed with extra layers as it can be cold. We found the staff abrupt. I attempted to order some... More 

Thank Portmoor
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family lunch at the Water Margin. There is a good choice on the menu ranging from a large buffet to a smaller lunch menu. We chose the £7 pp lunch menu, a good choice of various soups to start followed by a good selection of mains including rice/noodles and either tea or coffee and mints to follow.... More 

Thank Lynne H
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting this restaurant for years and normally the food is exceptional. However this visit was extra special being a 16th birthday celebration. The staff were inattentive, abrupt to the point of being rude. The food wasn't as good as normal. The restaurant itself was freezing. I am sorry to say it was a disappointing visit. Manners for staff and... More 

Thank Helen A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Having had a bad experience at a restaurant the night before, we were looking forward to an evening out with our son and daughter in law. Well we needn't have worried. The food was fabulous and the service was really good. Attentive staff who were also very friendly. There are several banquet menus as well as the usual 3 courses... More 

Thank Annie P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Been here a number of times and always enjoyed it. We usually order a Peking Feast for four to stop any arguments as we like all the dishes and there is plenty of food including the obligatory Crispy Duck. The service was good despite being very busy with a number of larger parties and the food tasty. It was hot,... More 

Thank Steve F
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on Saturday 15th October 2016. Having been regulars at the Imperial China in Lyndhurst for many years we went with very high expectations! To be honest it was good value for money with a wide selection of choice. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, the only negatives was the limited selection of beers to choose from and... More 

Thank Mark H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

we went to the Water margin with friends for the buffet, the resturant hasnt changed for years and i did notice a large cobweb on a light fitting, all the staff were friendly and helpfull, the starters we okay, we had squid which was very good,salt and pepper prawns all of which were okay, then we duck pancake rolls, which... More 

Thank andy s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 39
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Botley Road, North Baddesley SO52 9DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  North Baddesley
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8073 2377

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