Canada Water Cafe

4.6
85 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant and cafe open 7 days a week, from early in the morning until dinner. We serve breakfast & brunch as well as an Italian lunch and dinner menu. Our pizza dough, most of our pasta and our delicious dolci are freshly made in-house.
We are located right outside Canada Water Station in London SE16.
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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We go to Canada Water cafe fairly often. The service is always great and the food is fresh and tasty. I would 100% recommend going any time of the day with tasty brunch/breakfast and delicious pizzas

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TP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place food was ok but over price The toilet needs a good make over. Wont be returning.

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L
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family came to London to visit me and I invited them to this restaurant as it was not the first time for me. As I was expected we had all a really nice dinner and my family really enjoyed it!
The food is great, the atmosphere is cosy and the staff is friendly, smiling and helpful.
I really recommend the restaurant I will come back again!

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small friendly Italian restaurant in the centre of Canada Water with excellent food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, pleasant surroundings, excellent attentive polite service and first class food. Add to this reasonable prices and you could not fault this little Italian. Highly recommended.

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E
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Hit and miss in the kitchen. Pasta bake dried out so much, it should not have been served. Some days this place can be perfect, but off night for some reason.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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JC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Canada Water Café is not somewhere we would normally go living on the other side of London, but we were going to a concert nearby and as far as we could see, it’s the only decent restaurant in the area.

We were amazed to turn up at 5.30pm on a Saturday to find it virtually full, so we were really glad we booked a table

It has a good Italian menu of homemade dishes with a small special’s menu as well as the standard one

We had soup, main course included Lasagne and desert included Pannacotta

The food was good as was the service

The only complaint was that the loos needed cleaning !

If we are ever in the area, we will certainly eat here again

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EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lively. Service is outstanding.
The food was very tasty and the wine was good too.
The cost is reasonable and worth it.
Thanks would return but parking is difficult.
The restaurant was full and therefore noisy. The furniture adds to the noise.
I haven’t been to a restaurant in a long time where the service was outstanding.
Well done!

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as always from the team at CWC.

Everything was great, including the espresso martinis. Having done extensive research, I can confirm that CWC does the best espresso martinis in London

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal as always, definitely made my mum’s birthday!

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d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing and attentive. Food was lovely. Would definitely re-visit

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OW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were friendly, the service was great and everything came promptly and all of it was delicious

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AJ
London
105 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The attraction of the cafe was its proximity to the tube station but once inside it has a very relaxing atmosphere. I guess there must be free wifi because I saw a few people on their laptops. Service was prompt and attentive and i enjoyed a nice pizza. Would visit again. The only downside was that they don't accept opentable dining cheques.

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DN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent food. The service was also outstanding. The staff really cared about our having a totally satisfying experience.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly knowledgeable staff. Very enjoyable experience

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JQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Can’t recomend highly enough. Very good food and great staff.

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LT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely little neighbourhood restaurant super close to the tube. Perfect for a catch up with a friend

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place. Staff friendly and great service. Food fantastic as always. Love my local! Thanks

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with italian imported ingredients, good atmosphere for family/friends meetings or a date and enjoying good tastes. We like all the people working there for kindeness, openess and professionalism. This is our favourite place in our neighbourhood and will be coming back for sure!

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CH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant in Canada Water! The chilli oil is to die for.

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Boyfriend and I always love coming here, it is our local when we can't be bothered to cook. Booking is essential as many times in the past we have chanced it and missed out. The food is delicious and the standard is the same each time we go. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating, we are always well looked after. Highly recommend. Oh and the Amaretto Sours are off the hook!

We will be back! Thanks

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canada Water Cafe serves THE best pizza in all of London!!

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RI
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great place, would definitely go back. Service is really professional and friendly.

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ES
Nottingham
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time on Saturday night for a date. Absolutely loved the food and interior. The wait staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. Will deffffinitely be back. Ps. Great lasagne!

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little find. The food was fantastic, as a group of 5 everyone ordered different things and they were a hit with all. Ingredients tasted fresh and had an upgraded homely taste. It felt very cosy and we all felt the service was very good and our waiter was very attentive. We each had a 3 course meal and soft drinks and paid just £25 a head which I thought was great for the quality. I would definitely be returning.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good authentic Italian food in a buzzy friendly space, I’ve been there on several occasions and it has never disappointed

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HB
Dorset
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a really great neighbourhood Italian with fantastic service. Love the ambiance as well. Food is great, will be back and can recommend!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Thought it wouldn’t be great for dinner as it is a cafe but it turns into a proper restaurant at night. Food was absolutely delicious. Staff were incredibly friendly and the place had a great atmosphere

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner, good atmosphere. The food was all fresh and well made. Wine was expensive given the small size and cocktail wasn’t the best but overall a good experience!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant with very friendly and accommodating staff.

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner as a family with three children. Really friendly staff and great food that the whole family really enjoied, and affordable as well. We were so happy with the good and service that we came back the night after for take away pizza, also very good. Two thumbs up!

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L
London
68 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local place with a great atmosphere and tasty, homemade food. Staff were excellent.Would highly recommend for anyone in the area.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have been at Canada Water cafe several times but last time I was there the service was very poor. We had three different waiters and the cocktails and snacks came after the dinner. The only available table was next to the door and the staff didn't want to close the door. I understand that they need to go in and out but when it is cold outside they can't let paying customers freeze.

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BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Why must my review be 50 characters at least? It's really annoying to be told a review should be of a certain length.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the evening before we took part in the Shine for London night walk. Whilst we booked for 7, we got there early. Staff were most accommodating, service was excellent, food delicious and ambiance great!

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff, very helpful. Good atmosphere and really tasty food. Good range on menu.

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Canada Water Cafe with a friend but it would be equally good for dates through to larger group get-togethers. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food delicious. Had a great bottle of wine too. We'll definitely be back!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is my local cafe and I've stopped by a few times, most recently last weekend. The service was good and I like the ambiance of the cafe which has a nice design and pleasant outdoor seating area. I've had some good meals here in the past. I had a salad on this occasion which was delicious, but the breadcrumbs on my friend's fish were rather soggy. Overall I still think it's a good quality local cafe restaurant and will visit again.

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CF
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious !

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