Dear James and Nick
I cannot rate everyone at the Waters Edge highly enough! On a perfect sunny September's afternoon we led our wedding party to this delightful restaurant overlooking the marina. From the moment our guests stepped out of their cars in the beautiful sunlight to the moment they staggered back into the taxis when night had long fallen, the Waters Edge was complimented on every single level! We were only a small wedding party at around 25 plates for the sit down meal but we were treated with the respect, dignity and professionalism as I expect they would treat a party four times the size! The planning stage was efficient and relaxed with Nick, Melanie and James doing as much as they could to make our day the most special it could be. The setting of the restaurant, overlooking the white boats bobbing up and down in the glimmering water, is impressively beautiful. The place settings and decorations were elegant and not over stated. The service at all times was completed with a smile and a nod. The food was absolutely sublime; there were two well-established chefs sat with knife and fork in hand, only for each course to be devoured and an empty plate to be returned. When it came to the disco there was never a complaint with the level of the music or the level of dancing prowess. And then there was the buffet; it was the buffet of Kings. Just when we thought it could not get any better there was a firework display over the marina that lit up the sky and topped what was quite frankly the best reception we could ever have dreamed of (admittedly the firework display was not put on by the Waters Edge, but it was the best place to watch it happen!) If you ever want to put on a wedding reception where the food is exceptional on all occasions (we have eaten there four times, and each time we are taken aback by the quality of the food), the setting is as beautiful as anywhere on the south coast and the service is friendly, professional and never stuffy... this is the place! The Waters Edge simply was the best choice for our reception. Towards the end of the night some of the patrons of the bar asked to join the party and get on the dance floor; this only added to the atmosphere of the place. Excellent on all levels!
Excellent choice for a Wedding Venue, the views from the restaurant are amazing overlooking the Marina. The menu choice for the wedding food is excellent, all 50 of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food, the service is excellent. Nick, Melanie, James are superb,their help with the preparation and advice was fantastic. We will be definitely be going back and recommend the Waters Edge Bar & Restaurant for food and a great place for a wedding venue.
Our whole evening was superb. Staff brilliant and the buffet we laid on was amazing. Thank you all for making our night special. Would recommend the Waters Edge to anyone. Aubrey & Judith
Went along on a Sunday for lunch and was not disappointed. I had roast beef, which was excellent and my husband chose the steak, which he claims was the best steak he has had in ages. All the staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be visiting again when we are in the area.
Yet again the food was excellent. Reasonably priced and a great view from the restaurant.
John Peterson. (Yachty)
James and Nick,
Thank you so much for putting on such a successful dinner on Saturday for the two Emsworth Clubs. I have had nothing but praise from those present for the quality of your food and the way it was presented. I am sure we will all wish to come back next year and as soon as I have the date for the combined rally I will let you know.
Please also thank the team in on Sunday morning. The “big” breakfast was excellent and certainly set us up for the rest of the day.
Best wishes to you both
This was the first time we've been to this restaurant and it won't be the last.
The meal was fantastic, the chips were really yummy, the staff were so friendly and the views are stunning! What more can you ask for?
I'll definitely be recommending to everyone
I know. Thank you.
Mrs Leah Cozens
Prior to our wedding, we visited the Waters Edge several times. We ate here 3 or 4 times and each time were extremely impressed. Any doubts we may have had for catering for 45 people were quickly dispelled on the day. James, Nick and Melanie provided us with a day to remember. Every single one of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. Nothing was too much trouble, and the reception ran like clockwork.
The position in the marina is superb, offering fantastic views up and down the river, and with the varied craft moored around.
Nick's kitchen produces an amazing standard of food. Well presented, hot, and good portions.
The friendly and laid back nature of the management should not be under estimated, as this is a team that knows how to provide.
This establishment is a hidden gem in the area. It can be quiet in the winter months. It shouldn't be though.
Although a short drive for us, we will continue to visit. We know we will get good food, well cooked, and for a very reasonable cost.
Anyone considering a visit, should do. You will not be disappointed.
Mandy & Brian Burgess
Thanks to all the staff at the Waters Edge. You made my mum's day with you freindy manner.
All at Waters Edge
I would just like to thank the staff at Waters Edge for their excellent service and the lovely meal that we enjoyed yesterday to celebrate my father's 87th Birthday. There were 18 in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. Although kept extremely busy by us, the service and happy atmosphere created by the staff was faultless.
Thank you once again.
Dear James and Nick
Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for making my daughter Laura’s wedding day perfect. We all had a fantastic time and your venue was a lovely place to have the reception. Thank you all so much for your hard work.
Debbie Harris :0)
Hi Nick, Jim and team
Many thanks for last night, the food, wine and service were top
All of my party were thoroughly impressed with
the Waters Edge and I am sure you will see them visiting again in
I hope all was ok with your son last night.
We booked this place for a small surprise 80th birthday party for mum & we had a lovely time. The food was excellent & plentiful, in fact we couldn't eat it all. The staff were great, helping us get the room decorated, serving & clearing up. Would use The Waters Edge again & certainly go to the restaurant. Just one criticism we could have done with more music or at least we should have bought our own as the background music seemed to go on & off & it wasn't particularly loud, but otherwise all was good.
Myself and my partner go to this restaurant quite alot because the food is stunning expecially the steak, the restaurant is also on Bartercard which is what started us going there in the first place, it is in a lovely setting of Hamble and in the summer the view is lovely!
The service is excellent, they always manage to fit us in even when they are fully booked, the food is outstanding and they have large portions, its very reasonably priced so if you have a large family then its perfect! highly recommended from Angus and Tracey xx
Thank you for a really lovely Sunday lunch!
Stunning views, excellent food and great service.
Will definitely be back!
Dr Pippa Biltcliffe
I had the salmon and my husband had the fillet steak.
The food and service was excellent!
Thank you again.
Mrs Jenny Fay
Dear Jim and Nick,
Just a quick note to say thank you for accommodating us for the film show in the conservatory.
Everyone enjoyed the food and the evening.
Hopefully see you in coming months when we venture over the Island.
Keith and Janet Robinson
My apologies I had intended thanking you and your staff for the excellent evening.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will certainly be looking to return in the future.
Cracknore Sailing Club
Dear James, Chef and all staff on duty yesterday,
Just to say how very much we all appreciated your efforts that resulted in us having such an excellent meal yesterday at our family celebration lunch. Everyone commented on the excellent food and welcoming and cheerful service.
Our thoughts are with Nick and his family,
Thank you again!
Thanks James - didn't get your email until just now due to problems with my wifi connection, but myself and my colleague did eat at the Waters Edge this evening, as planned.
Food was delicious and excellent value, and the staff were extremely obliging - we'll remember Water's Edge next time we're down here on business!
Can I thank you and all your team for all the effort and hard work you put in to make the occasion a very special one for us all. Everything was first class and the event could not have gone off better.
My sincere thanks and best wishes
Thanks James - we all had a lovely time, thank you again for your hard work and lovely food.
Apologies that you seem to be missing their payment. I will chase them to find out. I know they have headed off to France for two weeks but I have their contact details.
I'll let you know.
Many thanks to you and your staff for making today’s lunch a great success once again. Everybody enjoyed the food, particularly the quality of fish and meat and the standard of cooking. No doubt shall be in touch again next Spring to book for the Autumn. With Best Wishes for continued success.
To all the staff
Thank you very much for making Vikki & Scott's wedding day so special, eveyone had a wonderful day comments of food & views was phase all the way also thank you very much keep up the good work