The Summerhouse

4.6
1192 reviews
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English
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.
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FK
London
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We come here to celebrate my late sister’s life on her birthday every year because she so loved The Summerhouse. The food and service were as always excellent and what could be better than sitting next to the canal in blazing sunshine enjoying oysters and a brilliant superfood salad?

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place on the canal to have an enjoyable breakfast. My only gripe - and it's a small one - is that I would like a choice of bread/toast at breakfast, rather than no choice at all (and just getting rather a plain brown). Otherwise, very enjoyable.

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a
London
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual - thank you ❤️

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MN
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The welcome was good, the Maitre was very efficient and hospitable the waiting staff left a lot to be desired. Food very good cocktails not so good.

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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A sunny day so lovely to eat all fresco.
Made to feel very welcome. Lovely food and friendly, efficient service.

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GT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fairly nice atmosphere. Food was decent - the scallops starter presentation could've been a bit better, and the black pudding was a bit hard (over cooked slightly). But the main of sea bass was delicious.
My only issue was the table location - all the tables for two are located in the main passageway so there were always people walking too and fro so it didnt feel relaxed. Tables for 4 are all by the window/canal so suffer less from traffic. There was also a hot air conditioning right above our table which meant is was pretty hot at our table but they turned it down when requested.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely secluded spot with a beautiful view of the canal.

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DJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere right on the canal, fantastic cocktails, food and wine. And the toffee pudding and sundae made for a great dessert!

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue and the food was delicious!

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FP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Amazing salmon and amazing eggs.

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters were beautifully fresh and the food selection was excellent. A most delicious meal. I would definitely go back.

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Food was delicious. Staff were lovely and helpful. Great wine choices and perfect ambience for any occasion.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have been to Summerhouse a few times, but not recently, for Sunday lunch. Usually enjoyed it very much, however on this visit thought the lunch menu was expensive, so instead had brunch. It was ok, but not as good as many cafes at which I regularly brunch & quite a bit more expensive. Added to which, some items had run out, e.g halloumi, an ingredient of the vegetarian breakfast. Ambience, as ever, good & the service was fine.
Previously would have recommended, now not sure.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening

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YW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time i travel in london, and found here by google map, so actually u know how nervous before i had the foods. But actually no need to worry at all, everything there is wonderful, i already told my friend to have a reservation

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

Excellent interlude on the canal, perfectly prepared ‘catch of the day’ accompanied by a delightful glass or two of Malbec ..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very lovely staff and beautiful setting

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t
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Only thing which was shame was that the waiters did not have knowledge of the fish in the menu, as well as alcohol.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Perfection in every way , thanks so much

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F
London
135 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Summerhouse is a perfect treat serving up delicious fish dishes.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great throughout as always!!

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LR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Had a great time!!! It was my mother in laws 60th and they made her feel really special.

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B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An amazing local place, particularly on a sunny day. Great food, nice surroundings, fair prices.

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LF
London
95 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in a really stunning setting on the canal. Went for dinner with the wife on Wednesday and the place was buzzing. The food was delicious with a focus on fish and seafood. Will definitely come again

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h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, very sweet staff, and a lovely atmosphere right by the canal.

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

Another regular of ours and always enjoy being there. 1st time the 2 of us that had half lobsters didn't think they were very good and I think the price had gone up.

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Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family dinner during the week. Beautiful place (probably better view during the day), lovely ambience and delicious food! Will definitely come back. It has a nice cozy vibe to it.

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g
London
25 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

a lovely Sunday Lunch on one of the Hottest days in February! Great ambiance, sea bass not overcooked

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love The Summerhouse - there is nowhere that compairs for a brunch that will light you up and feel amazing for the rest of the day

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GW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite local Restaurant. Would visit more often if I could afford to

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a nice atmosphere, food was ok starter and dessert fantastic, main course was cold/warm. Can imagine thus place being quite popular in the summer. Thank you to George and the team. Honest opinion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vakentines

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e
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose the Summerhouse to celebrate an anniversary with my boyfriend and we both had a fantastic time! Thank you for the great experience! The seafood was very good and fresh, the service was excellent, our waitress was really lovely, so friendly and funny too ! I was very impressed with the sticky dates pudding, yummm ! We really loved the restaurant so we will be back for sure !

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F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent friendly and punctual service. It was our friend's birthday and they put a big sparkler in his dessert as a surprise which was fantastic! We sat on the corner table, canal side, but they provided blankets and heaters if we got cold meaning we could sit out for hours enjoying our meal.

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved, loved, loved our visit to Summerhouse- fabulous seafood on the canal, what's not to love!

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FP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The welcoming was very good. Quick service, good food. As the restaurant started to get busier the good ambience starts to fade away as the tables are so close to each other we can actually hear the all conversation of our 'neighbours' even not wanting to.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service, ambience & dining. Always lovely.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Only had the sharing starter, the smoked salmon was very good as was the breaded shrimp. Calamari wasn't really fried as much as it could have, prawns hadn't been cleaned.

Mains were much better, the cod was excellent with the butter beans, muscles and chorizo.

Sea bass was also very good, with salsify, truffle dauphinois and mushrooms.

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