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$7 - $24
Chinese, Asian, Soups
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wouldn't say it was the best or cheapest Chinese restaurant in Coleraine but it is the only one that does tofu and IF they get your takeaway order correct it is good.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

Great service, very attentive forgot a dish but very quickly sorted it out. Food was good and a nice relaxed atmosphere!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 7, 2021

Dined here with my wife and elderly Mum. We all thought the menu choice was superb and food quality very good indeed , with fair prices. But what made the visit stand out was the quality of service delivered from start to finish by the...staff ( Rhoda was in charge ? ) who made sure my Mother was as comfortable as possible. As a result she has told me she will go back herself and arrange for a take away. Only criticism is the 2 x flights of steep steps up to the mezzanine level which my Mother struggled with. That and the wine list which ( sadly this is the norm in NI outside of the fine dining restaurants ) is fairly uninspiring. But a big thank you for a great evening. See you again !More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2021 via mobile

A very reasonably priced two course lunch £10.50 to which we added £3 to have a king prawn dish with ginger and spring onions. A good choice of starters - we chose the lamb with little Chinese pancakes and a sauce. Everything was delicious. Friendly...efficient service. A nice view of the river as it's upstairs and it's own car park. Lovely ambience and dècor. The people of the triangle area are spoiled with this restaurant on their doorstep. We will be back to have a scallop dish off the a la carte one day.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2021

Popped in for lunch. Excellent value- £10 for 2 courses. I had spare ribs then the most delicious honey chilli chicken with egg fried rice. Good, professional, friendly service. Car parking is available. Lovely views over the river. I will be back to sample more...dishes...More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

So disappointed after hearing great reviews on this place. Beef and black bean sauce tastes,thick with like a jelly type base . Carrots fry,not much sauce,chips and onion rings very greasy in separate bags. Thankfully I’m only hear on holidays wouldn’t be going back here.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

We always have great meals in the Water Margin and tonight was no different. Amazing food (and great portion sizes) paired with friendly staff makes for an excellent night out. We have a family member with a nut allergy and the staff are fully accommodating...and really understanding. Highly highly recommend. Staff members Rhonda, Zeeba and Stefan deserve special praise. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! - Sharon NMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Came here for family dinner due to restrictions we couldn't get seated at the same table but they managed to put us beside each other which was amazing as some other resturants wouldn't do this. Staff were brilliant kept checking on us to ensure we...were okay, Sarah and rhonda especially couldn't do anymore for us. They walked the resturant with lovely smiles on their faces and were just really nice to have serve us. We'll done watermargin, couldn't have had a nicer meal or night out food was excellent quality, however portions of rice are quite small as we had to order extra as we didn't have enough. However enjoyable meal all the same we love coming and will be back before school starts againMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

Visiting north coast and had this Chinese recommended. The wait time for phone order was 40 minutes which I was happy with as I thought it would be worth it. Food was ok. Chicken curry dish only 3/4 full with about 3-4 bits of chicken...in it. Had also ordered sweet and sour chicken balls (in batter) only 4 in box. We are used to different portion sizes back home to share among 4 people. When collecting order the restaurant was busy so perhaps just an unfortunate night to order take away.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

On arrival, we were informed that we had 1 hour 10 minutes to complete our meal as the table was needed. The server then proceeded to ask for our drinks order without giving us the wine menu. The server took the order for one member...of our table of 3. A separate server then appeared and asked for the drinks order and this time provided a wine list. So in the end the drinks all arrived at different times. The starters arrived promptly but the plates were also promptly removed I.e. within a few minutes of finishing. The mains then arrived a few minutes later. The mains were of poor quality. The servers tried on multiple occasions to clear the plates whilst members of the table were still eating. The desserts were described in a quick fire method and clarification of choice appeared to just annoy the server. Again the plates were cleared within seconds of finishing. The glasses were also cleared within 5 minutes of the meal finishing. There was no offer of tea, coffee or other drinks. The impression given was that the serving staff were given a mandate to get customers in and out as quickly as possible. If I would wanted "fast food chinese" I would went to one of the many takeaway in the North Coast area. The service and food were not to restaurant standard. A disappointing experience for local who returned after many years aboard.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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September 22, 2019|
Response from PaulHFromCranley | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not buffet but they have different menus at varying prices and choices.
March 1, 2019|
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Yes, Water Margin offers takeout services.

Water Margin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4