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The Summerhouse

4.6
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1499 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
The Summerhouse is situated on the Grand Union Canal only a stone's throw away from our famous Waterway restaurant in Little Venice. We can't control the weather but we can offer you that holiday feeling whilst dining, overlooking the water and enjoying our crisp Rosé wines, Summer salads and the best fish and chips in town.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1499 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HannahW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely meal for a birthday and we were lucky to get a canal side table. Beautiful setting and great value, especially as they are currently doing the EOTHO scheme. Would definitely recommend, felt like we were on holiday.

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ClaudineM
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out at the Summerhouse as usual. Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and great service and Covid-19 friendly. Highly recommended

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vipBrittneyB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and lovely food-will return! All the ingredients are super fresh and tasty!

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Even
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Safe and spacious, lovely views by the canal, good food and wine.

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Doris1
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good at always. tasty food, lovely service and great setting.

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vipbourkel
London
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a hot summer's day sitting in the Summerhouse next to the water, eating delicious fish and watching the boaters glide past was little short of idyllic. The soft shell crab and scallop starters were delicious and perfectly cooked and the main course of a giant baked sea bass could not have been fresher or better as was the fish and chips. Only one minor grouse, there ought to be a good, cheap, house wine on the list.

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vipMichaelc
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual particularly as we got seats by the canal

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AngieB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always and very aware of ensuring they follow the government regulations.

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GaryB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How delightful to be back at the ever efficient and consistent Summerhouse.

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theboyyates
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner - food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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AroundTheWorld
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Walked in without a booking as we only wanted to have a drink. ( Obviously haven't thought about Covid- 19 restrictions etc. ) We have been turned away, even thought tables been available. No one offered to book a table on the spot.

Booked via open table and returned back in 20 min, despite a very unplesant male receptionist told us that no table are available.

Quality of the food is ok. Would have never paid 50 GBP for 2 starters and 2 drinks, if we wouldn't receive a discount. Far too expensive and nothing to scream about. Very average.

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vipAcoe
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The decor, sebass and location is the best thing about this place...service not amazing tho the waiters all wore face masks and soap in the entrance...

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No gluten free bread and not many gluten free options
However a lovely dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,friendly staff,great view!! Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch on Sunday. Had a lovely little table beside the canal as requested. All tables were separated by a screen and all staff were wearing the appropriate PPE. We ordered Eggs Royale and an English Breakfast; both were very good. All the staff were helpful and attentive.

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CaronJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at The Summerhouse. Their approach to the Covid regulations was excellent and we felt very service. Very courteous service and friendly staff. Good food and a lovely atmosphere.

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lucyl
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first experience of dining at the Summer house it was beautiful. The food was very good and we enjoyed the venue and the appropriate PPE worn by the serving staff.
It was very hot but it was generally boiling! we will be back to experience more amazing food and pleasant staff.
Good job Summer house

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vipPmul
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Summerhouse has by far the safest covid safety measure in place in comparison to any restaurant/bar we have dine in recent weeks. the service was absolutely excellent. Thankyou.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting on the canal. The owner has clearly gone to a lot of trouble to make the restaurant very Covid secure. The tables were space out really well and plastic screens had been installed between tables in many places. The ambience was delightful and the food delicious! Highly recommend this for couples, families, friends or any occasion!

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viphelenl
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff. Very tasty food

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vipEjpLondon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times as I live nearby. Depending on who you get on the door and depending on who serves you, I find impacts on my experience. We were in and out within 35 minutes and so I didn’t feel like yesterday’s experience was that good. The food was ok and not up to its usual high standard. The service was not very friendly. The maitre d’ sat us as far away from the canal as we could possibly be and again, this seems to be so hit and miss. I have requested a canal seat and never had one. Whilst those entering later than us were sat there.
Would I go again? It’s local and so yes. Do I wish it was a friendlier experience- yes. when the older gentleman is there and the Spanish waitress with glasses we have a great experience. But last night- no

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Simple but delicious high quality food and friendly staff in a lovely canal-side setting. Will definitely return.

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IsabelC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely location on the canal and absolutely delicious sea food

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic

Food
Staff
Service loved it
Will be back again next week
😎😎

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christopherd
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a a lovely breakfast, although I would have liked the food to have been hotter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Will definitely return. The food was very good and decent choice of wine. The restaurant coped well with social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Brilliant location, mediocre food, go for the atmosphere on a warm summer evening .

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MargueriteM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, fabulous food, friendly and attentive service and very respectful of current Covid regulations. A perfect evening at a wonderful restaurant

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Mka2005
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice food. Not the nicest staff. Good calamari. Big service charge.

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vipLusunshine
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I came to the Summerhouse with my boyfriend for a birthday celebration. The food was lovely and the waiting staff were excellent. I was disappointed that I requested a canal table in advance, especially for the occasion, which was refused, even though there was a spare canal side table/s for the duration of our meal. It’s worth noting that the canal side tables are largely for parties of four or more only- and that the ambiance perhaps isn’t as nice when you are far away from the canal. The manager wasn’t particularly friendly or accommodating.

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Packyourbagsandgo
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first trip to The Summerhouse since Covid. Tables slightly rearranged and protected by perspex screen so felt secure. Perfect evening and lucky to have canalside table. No rush and pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect - screens were up and we felt very safe. And as usual everyone was so friendly. It was great to see everyone - we’re so happy you’re back open!

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alison
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat ❤
Been many times.

We usually get the riverbus from Camden when we come her.

Beautiful setting and relaxing watching the boats etc up & down

Highly recommend

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toby
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food and atmosphere and felt normal, which in these times isn't easy.

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AndreM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliantly-cooked fish, delightful ambience and very good service. Definitely coming back, and looking forwards to it already!

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StephanieS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visited for late lunch after antenatal appointment nearby, and was a summery calm and relaxing spot, our choices of food all presented nicely and very tasty. Service very friendly and attentive, but slowed upon time to pay the bill. Would visit again and recommend to friends.

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vipAndrewM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely thanks

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Prath
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We really recommend this place. The food was really nice and the view; amazing ! Thank you

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EliotS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent, and was a safe place to eat under covid conditions.
Would recommend and definitly be back

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Yazo
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Location is great with a view, very nice atmosphere. All tables have clear divider between them and staff were very attentive and wearing a mask.
Starter: mix fish platter was good
Main course: fish and cheap was over cooked, seabream was ok
There was a bit wait for the main course but overall service is ok.
I think there is a good atmosphere you dont see minor details. However, the price is overrated due to location.
I would recommend it and I will go there again may be just for starter and desert.

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The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1499 OpenTable diners.

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