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The Lock & Quay Restaurant and Bar

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47 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Lock & Quay Restaurant and Bar, Willowtree Marina, located in on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Yeading, serves British brasserie cuisine and boasts views overlooking the picturesque marina. The Lock & Quay is open all day, reservations are advisable, serves an extensive range of cocktails, beers, fine wines, teas & coffees. The ingredients we use are of best quality and are reflected throughout our menus, we create dishes that are unpretentious and uncomplicated, using seasonal produce from trusted local and national suppliers. This is our aim, to serve simple Modern British Cuisine using the talented skills of our dedicated chefs and modern cooking technique to showcase great flavors & textures. Lock & Quay have got the wow factor with its tranquil water side setting whether on business or with family & friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside on a good day although there is no table service outside. But we sat inside and the service was amazing. Food portions are very large. I had the lamb roast and my girlfriend had the duck and it was plenty. We did need to ask for more bread for the camembert.

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JanP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting friendly staff and good food ideal place to sit and relax with friends or family really enjoyed the experience and would go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went on a lovely summers day and they had a great band playing which made it all even nicer. They were understaffed but the staff were hustling and doing their best which we really appreciated. The food wasn’t amazing but when I sent my roast beef back because it was over cooked it wasn’t a problem for them. For some reason though I just think a place like that could really serve amazing food and that just didn’t seem to be the case for the price they were charging. We will most definitely visit again but more for the ambience than a gastronomic experience.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

While the food was good, and the surrounds unique, it wasn't what I had hoped. On Sunday morning, I did a search for places that served afternoon tea on the western side of the London metro area. I wanted to go to afternoon tea on Sunday afternoon. I chose the Lock and Quay because of all available information on Open Table.

However, when I arrived at the Lock and Quay for my scheduled afternoon tea, and when I was finally helped, a member of the staff informed me that the Lock and Quay doesn't do afternoon tea on Sunday, and only does afternoon tea if the reservation is made at least a day in advance - neither of these things were articulated when I made my reservations. So, not sure where the problem lies - Open Table or Lock and Quay. Either way, no afternoon tea for me on my last day in the UK. I passed that disconnect on to the team there.

I did, however, like what I saw of the restaurant and surrounding area, so I decided to stay and eat from the regular menu. The food was good, and there was live music, so that was unexpected plus.

The Lock & Quay Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 3 August 2019

Hi Elizabeth Many thanks for your review, Im so sorry that we was not able to supply afternoon tea last Sunday. I have written to open table as im still unsure as where this has been advertised .. Im pleased though that you stayed and enjoyed your fish & chips. Hope to see you again on your next visit to the UK Kind Regards Denise

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PamelaG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went on a Thursday lunchtime, weather was lovely so we ate outside

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IlonaK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional staff, excellent service, great food. Reserved a table outside, to celebrate my friends birthday and brought our 2 dogs (hence the outdoor reservation). The staff could not do enough for us, and made our visit throughly enjoyable. I organised a cake, and they played Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder over the tannoy. I could not have asked for more. Highly recommend this restaurant, especially to hire for a special occasion.

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Denise6
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I booked this as i was visiting London with my daughter and grand daughter and it was close to our hotel. Luckily I used my sat nav as it was quite difficult to find but worth it as it was a lovely quiet location by the river. It was a really hot day so chose to eat outside as the restaurant inside was really hot and stuffy. There was a singer playing which made the ambience really nice. As it was so hot we chose a sharing platter plus a prawn cocktail
which was really nice although the waitress had to get another as she dropped the first one. The young staff were really nice and chatty but can’t say the same for the lady serving at the bar she just didn’t seem that friendly. Overall a lovely location bit of an oasis although drinks were expensive. Would go again.

The Lock & Quay Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 3 July 2019

Hi Denise6 Many thanks for your review, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch outside at the weekend. Thank you for bringing to my attention the bar person issue.... which i will action accordingly . Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Denise

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely peaceful location beside the canal.

Good food and service.

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AngelaG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food & atmosphere. Also good value for money.

The Lock & Quay Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 25 May 2019

Hi Angela Many thanks for your review , much appreciated . hope to see you soon Kind Regards Denise

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Timothy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found the food very well cooked and the service was excellent and it is set in a very pleasant and peaceful location. We shall certainly be returning for further visits.

JB
JanineB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Disappointed that when we arrived at 7 pm, our server agreed that we could enjoy happy hour half-price cocktails only to be told when the bill was printed at the end of the evening, that we had been charged in full due to us arriving 2 minutes after 7 pm. Not impressed!

Food was excellent but very slow delivery.

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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Steak was over cooked. Too expensive based on quality of the food.

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vipjack
Detroit
60 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A peaceful and picturesque dining spot with plenty of outside seating. The staff were friendly.
Enjoyed both our meals and the "tapas" for starters. Probably 5 miles from the airport, but in the middle of nowhere.

JS
JeffS
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i have visited this restaurant ,on at least 5 occasions now
The drinks are a little pricey , but the food is fantastic
The service is always excellent , the staff are very friendly and attentive
will be going back

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was overpriced . They brought the wrong wine over. Whilst waiting for the table I ordered drinks to have whilst waiting - the bar staff insisted we order them when we get on the table. They took the order finally and the drinks took too long! The food was overpriced for the portion .

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Wend
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was really good but service was very poor considering there was 3 tables occupied including us They made mistake with drinks order and still added cost to bill ??

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Fitzroyjojo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and service. Food always delicious!

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kelly
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I booked afternoon tea for my mums birthday there was 4 of us and bill come to £100 and food was nice but found it expensive for what we got and we had to ask for tea and coffee and didn't use nice cups what was all set out they gave us old white cups to use

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JoyT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was nice and the staff were friendly. The outside is amazing

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GaryD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My partner and I spent Valentines evening at this restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient.
The food was excellent. We shared 3 different starters between us. All very tasty with decent portions. We both chose a fish main. My sea Bream was a special on the menu that night and was delicious. I can honesty say that my partners fish pie was the best I've ever tasted.
The only small criticism was there was no sticky toffee pudding , which as both our choice for desert.
However the apple crumble tarte and ice cream replacement was lovely. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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AMSheen
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a cracking Sunday lunch here! Both carnivores and vegetarians were exceedingly happy with there meals so will definately be heading back as soon as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as ever and good to see it is thriving and doing well

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Inder
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and quality service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Cosy atmosphere. Very good service.
Will definitely visit again!

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Fitzroyjojo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Staff always polite courteous and happy to help or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very friendly helpful staff. Lovely food,freshly prepared/

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RoxaneT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We went for the Steak Special on Thursday evenings.
We first were offered the regular menus before we asked for the Special Steaks. They were the same as on the menu but really cheaper.
The service took ages and was a bit chaotic but finally the meal was worth it, fresh fries and good meat.

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vipAnnie
London
83 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time at The Lock & Quay after a relaunch about two plus years ago. The only reason we have not been back sooner is that we have moved 50 miles away! Unusual setting on the marina and perfect for a lazy weekend brunch/lunch. Live folk singers was an added bonus on the Sunday we visited. Food could not be faulted and the portions were generous.

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ClareW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant is not as good as what review has said. Correction, far from the fact. The waitress was very inexperienced but that is all right for us. Everyone needs to work to get experience. The waiter is very slow, that is also fine as he needs to work to get experience and therefore speed it up. But we are not happy at all when we have to wait for half an hour for our starters, and another 20 minutes for main course - beef fillet which was served not warm. My second drink came after 20 minutes i ordered. There were not many guests then. The most disgusting part is the plates/saurcer were dirty. The waitress had to change them for us and she said herself that even she could not accept this. So, i wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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LisaS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and worth the money would definitely visit there again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall1food4service3ambience1

I reviewed this on TA with what I consider to be a fair review. I can't be bothered to type it out fully but to summarise....lovely setting, lovely waitress, lovely hot food, very slow service & too noisy to be enjoyable as they had an acoustic guitarist & a 50th birthday party on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little out of the way if it wasn't for the signs you would never know its there, a little awkward to get to but nice little restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual always a lovely welcome and lovely relaxing location for food or just sit and enjoy a great cocktail pay a visit you won't be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and good value staff were friendly and looked after us well. Just one thing let it down was that when I booked I was not made aware that there was live music and having to wear hearing aids I could not hear other members of our party properly which was annoying.

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Fitzroyjojo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday night is steak night at the Quayside Bistro and boy is the food fab. Plentiful and cooked to perfection my family and I enjoyed a lovely evening looking out over the chilly Marina. The staff are extremely friendly and nothing is too much bother. The food is nicely presented and as I say there is plenty of it, so much so I couldn't manage a pudding which is not like me. If you fancy an early weeekend food blow out then I highly recommend steak night. Bon appetite!

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Timothy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very well cooked and the service excellent and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was an excellent experience ! From booking a table ,food and customer service were all beyond expectations! Very warm greeting & genuinely pleased to see us! Table next to window as requested! The meal was excellent , my Sunday Roast was perfect! The dessert was to die for! OMG.......Thankyou to all at the Lock & Quay.......well done 👍🍴🍷

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Honesty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was our 3rd visit, it was New years Eve and a pre booked set evening meal, with live music for £45.
We booked for 9pm and when we arrived a man rushed to the door asking if we had a table booked, we expected to be advised about our table, nothing happened. We went in, no one came over and the man went and stood at the bar. The place was busy, and lively after all it was new years eve, after previous visits it was a relief it was not empty. Eventually the owner who was solely serving at the bar came over and asked us for our drink order, i then said we had a table booked. After about 10 or minutes we were shown to our table, the music was very loud and talking was difficult. A little later the waitress took our order, she also asked for our dessert order, which seemed a little strange, we drank our wine which we had got at the bar and waited for our starter, and waited and waited. Our starter finally came at approx 10.15pm. During this time the couple on the next table had finished their meal and moved to the bar. We had been given some bread and not finished it and the waitress removed it and we expected our meal to follow. At about 10.45 a small course arrived this was the 3rd course, where was our main? We called the waitress over explained we had not had our main and she took it away. By now it was evident the restaurant and bar was not coping with the evening. Next a dancing couple in the bar moved to the dining area, moved the previous diners table away and started dancing closely to us. Next five people from the bar area moved over and sat at a table behind us. As the time was now 11pm i couldn't blame the people for not knowing we were still dining, and, had not even had our main course. We decided to leave and salvage what was left of new years eve - i don't think anyone noticed. We will not return.

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Honesty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant has the potential to be a great local place to eat as it has good food.
But, lacks ambience and people. They always tell you to book but when you do its never busy, you could be the only diners. Its a little on the pricey side to risk a drive and an evening there. Such a shame, needs something more to draw the people there. ps the locals appear to be the people in the bar and view you like a stranger to a remote village pub:)) although I'm sure its just because its so empty and a natural response.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was easy to find and was clean and the ambence was good. The restaurant was not very busy when we where there only two other groups of dinners.
The service was good, a little slow but they did not rush you. The food was very good when it arrived and there was no problems when we pointed out that one of the meals was not cooked to order and it was promply taken back and another meal provided.
Taking all into account we would say that we would dine there again on a special occassion

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