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The Waterwheel Restaurant

Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Albeit the restaurant was quite on the evening of our visit and the service was a little slow. But the menu does state that all the meals are cooked fresh so they are worth waiting for. This statement is true, we could not find any...More

Thank Roger A
Reviewed 6 May 2018

After many very enjoyable meals at The Waterwheel over the years we decided to back for our wedding anniversary as we had our wedding reception there in 2007. Once again an excellent meal with friendly service. Scallops done to perfection for starters with my good...More

Thank Prodengwest
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant food and a good price topped off by the company of a very lovable Labrador and very friendly owners. We will be returning if we are ever in the area again. Will recommend to anyone

Thank Jayson S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

went for a meal with friends at the waterwheel,walked into the reception area and had a drink from the bar and sat on the comfy leather sofa whilst looking at the menu deciding what to have.very nice selection of food to choose from and the...More

Thank stroller2014
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

An excellent 70th birthday party for 16 at the lovely Waterwheel last night. Wonderful food as always, friendly service and coped well despite short staff after New Year. Thankyou for yet another lovely evening. Clean plates all round. The fillet steak was especially good

Thank Jacky W
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We were lucky enough to get booked into this wonderful venue for Christmas Day lunch.The food was fantastic (best turkey we had tasted all season), atmosphere was great, the staff were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the games they had provided on the tables. We...More

Thank Cornish_Andy
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The surroundings and atmosphere in the restaurant is superb and the food was first class. Well presented good quality and very good portions made for a great stay. Would go back tomorrow 😀

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Good food in a warm, welcoming surrounds. Good service, friendly proprietors. Lovely selection of wines.

Thank ShelleySteijl
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a lovely hotel restaurant on the outskirts of St Austell we were visiting relatives and we chose the waterwheel for our last evening meal before returning home, the food was excellent and well presented the staff were lovely and friendly, we will come...More

Thank brian r
Reviewed 16 September 2017

all food was freshly cooked and that meant some waiting but it was worth it. all the food was lovely, the breakfast was second to none!

Thank HelenBS26
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2015|
Response from frithsoken | Property representative |
Hi, We allow guests to eat in the conservatory with their dogs, or in the bar. Hope that helps. Francesca
12 March 2015|
Response from frithsoken | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really difficult to answer this. We do have a high chair but we don't have a children's menu. I love seeing families eat together but I worry for my other guests when babies and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
  • E-mail
The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £14.95/£17.50, main meals from £10.95 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.
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