Canada Water Cafe

4.7
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137 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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.
What 137 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Niki
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lasagne and garlic bread finished with a delightful panacotta 👌🏽

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PhoebeW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cosy place with a lovey atmosphere. The food & wine is amazing and the staff are really friendly.

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Sean
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great service throughout. Tried the tomato and salmon pasta which wasn't my favourite ever, but I know other dishes are incredible (particularly the bruschetta!)
Very quiet and Covid friendly

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Tamz
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very nice place to eat and great food

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VickyB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is fantastic as is the service. Very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canada Water Cafe is one of our local restaurants. This was our first post lockdown dinner out and it was as excellent as ever! Delicious food,lovely atmosphere and attentive service. Will be back very soon

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DomA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food, good service and very friendly waitress. Would defo visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Particularly the burrata pizza.. and social Distancing followed with ordering online

VB
VanessaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for delicious Italian food and wine. We opted as a table for the calzone and lasagne, both of which were delicious. The staff are incredibly friendly and I always recommend this restaurant to others visiting the area.

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CamillaD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious italian food, perfect aperol spritz (hard to find in London) and what a lovely location!! totally recommended, will be back soon!!

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AntonyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Local Italian pizzas are fantastic, and I can never turn down the Cheesecake its one of my favourties!

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Marek
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited Canada Water Cafe many times and the team there are always friendly and professional, the service is great and the drinks and food are great!

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AnnaBias
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great place, the food was much better when the cafe was open at first.

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PaulinaZ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real gem. Always loving to come here. Such a cozy restaurant with amazing food and profesional staff knowing what they are doing. 110/100

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HlGo
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I like the food and decoration but some of the tables are a bit uncomfortable, 70's style long tables and for 2 people just feels too far away...ohh and would love them to add chicken milanese to their menu :)

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere with great service that's why I go back to the Canada Water Cafe. The food and drink is excellent and you are not hurried to have each course. A great place to take your family and friends

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BeeEats
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and decor the food could be improved

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vipBBBarlow
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot and love the whole wheat pizzas! One of the only places in London I've been able to find them.

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vipSandrine
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was perfect! The food was delicious and perfectly seasoned. They did make an effort to allocate us the type of table we wanted. The prices are very good considering the quality of the food. They do cater well for gluten free people which is not always the case in Italian restaurants so that was another bonus.
Highly recommended for informal lunches and dinners. And so conveniently located as pretty much outside the tube station.
They do a happy hour on cocktails Monday-Thursday and it really makes it worth arriving early :)
You definitely want to book in advance - they had to turn a few people down as they get booked up

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LG12
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy creating a great atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive and food delicious.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous independent Italian restaurant. Lovely authentic food, friendly service and pretty environment. Highly recommended.

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MartinC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always good food reasonably priced and friendly service. We have been many times and have never been disappointed.

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Pippah
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great local café/restaurant. Nice decor. Very good cocktails.

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HelenM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, enjoyed everything about it - thank you.

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GailH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience, good food and efficient service. All in all a very good experience.

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vipSairaA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had the pizzas but they were delicious!

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Willbeback
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find, fab local place where nothing was too much trouble. Food was fabulous, staff were extremely good leaving us when we did t need then but were there if we did. We had booked on a whim before an event we were going to. It we will def make a trip back there just to have dinner here again.

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IanS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handy restaurant for dinner before a show at the O2. Better quality and value than anything at a similar price there. Interesting Italian menu, great cooking, friendly staff, excellent service and a cheerful buzz.

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TaraM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic customer service. Will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food.

Great accommodating for our dog as well as our 4 year old child!

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vipNorthLCW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff were friendly and helpful. As always, a thoroughly enjoyable meal in a lovely place!

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AudeP
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Delicious food. I had the funghi pizza and tiramisu. The tiramisu texture and flavour especially were amazing and such a generous portion as well!

Shame about the snob /not so friendly waiters

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have eaten at the CWC several times, for lunch and dinner, and the food has always been good and the staff lovely. My one complaint concerns laptop users: a la Starbucks, Costa, etc., solitary laptop users with a long-since drunk single coffee seem to be allowed to occupy tables during busy periods, which reduces the availability for those customers wanting to eat.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was super welcoming. I really like the special menu. Food was delicious and well priced. I’ll be back.

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Iain2205
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Far too expensive for what it was - average food for a lot of money

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OrlaM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant! One of my favourite restaurants in London. Food is great quality ingredients, good portion size, VERY tasty and the tiramisu is out of this world! Cute dining experience and feels very authentic Italian. Love it!

VB
VictoriaB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really really tasty and fresh- everything is made fresh to order (including pasta). Wine was lovely, really friendly staff, overall excellent service. Can’t wait to go again!

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SallyD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with staff who were attentive but understood that we hadn't met up for years and ordering was becoming a lengthy process. Enjoyable experience

SM
SimonaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, tasty food and friendly staff. I highly recommend it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well managed social distancing measures and lovely food

FAQs

Canada Water Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Canada Water Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.