The Summerhouse

4.6
1888 reviews
£26 to £40
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1888 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pinner1
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Instead of using hovis with the scrambled eggs - why not offer a better quality bread - there are so many available instead of the bland hovis.

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love2eat
London
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant surroundings. Fish very well cooked. Good service. 15 mins walk from Paddington station. Will book here again.

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sarahboy
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Fantastic evening with my lovely daughters enjoying delicious sharing plates. Staff were a little abrupt and not terribly accommodating. But it didn't diminish our amazing experience.

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Doonie
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for lunch Absolutely perfect 👍

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Andrea
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Amazing ambience ! Good very average .

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AngieB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Very good portions. Great value. Service excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous atmosphere, great service, delicious food

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vipEddie
London
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had enjoyable lunch with very good service from our waitress.

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StellaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food fabulously located on the Regents Canal. Good choice of meat and fish plus because I’m vegetarian I had the vegetable millefieu which was delicious. My Italian fiancé had fish and chips - the haddock was melt in your mouth with the liquid from the fish still steaming that was coated in crispy batter. I have been to lunch on a different occasion with a Swiss American friend who always orders this plate. A perfect romantic candlelit anniversary dinner on a beautiful boat restaurant.

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vipSwanbourne01
London
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Outstanding. Amazing food and location. Great service.

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JeffE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Summerhouse. Thoroughly recommended on all levels.

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kimbo
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous setting. Polite staff. Beautifully presented food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !

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Melmar
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favourite place in all of London - cannot wait to book again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a lovely location on the canal. Beautiful decorated restaurant and attentive staff.

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julies
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely summers evening, overlooking Regent Canal what more can you ask for
Service was excellent and the food outstanding, thank you Summerhouse

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Charlie14
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall very good. Food very good, location great. Manager went out of his way to give us a canal side table for our wedding anniversary. Well worth it ! Great ambience. Only niggle is we felt hurried by the staff. Otherwise excellent

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EveM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing, however massively let down by the service. We were rushed and as soon as we sat down and ate our starters and main course working 30 minutes, however we were then ignored for an hour before managing to ask for the bill. We would have liked to have stayed for desserts and another drink.

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CathrynK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a lovely place to eat on the river, real holiday atmosphere. Busy but well organised. Very nice food and we were able to stay a little later until they needed the table which we appreciated.

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bourkel
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you are a fish lover, on a summers day there is no better place to eat than next to the canal at the Summerhouse restaurant. The setting is beautiful, the wide choice of fresh fish impressive, service impeccable and there is a good wine list. We had oysters and lobster, all delicious. I have never had a bad experience at the Summerhouse and can confidently recommend it to all.

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Mexicanlover
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and setting. Had the vegetarian breakfast which was delicious. Service from 2 waitresses wasn’t great, didn’t know the difference between an Americano and a flat white. Asked for sourdough instead of brown sliced which seemed a big ask. The other staff were lovely.

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Alina
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Really boring and dry food, overpriced for what it is.

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Harsha
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly, had ample time to make our choices from the menu, ordered. The food came so quickly it was very impressive. And it was all absolutely delicious!! definitely coming back. Loved it. And service was great too!

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RioF
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It was a busy day and we were told that we could stay only 2 hours maximum which itself was ok. However, it was very annoying that the staff kept asking whether we have finished the food- every 5 mins after an hour have passed. We enjoyed the nice food and would have liked to enjoyed and clearly we had not finished yet. Without it, it would have been nice.

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AlicjaG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot for a really great atmosphere and views, unique vibe and great service. Would highly recommend for special occasions, food was fantastic and the service exceptional

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BenjaminW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food & friendly service!

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LynnP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely canal side restaurant. Staff very welcoming. Food fabulous. The combination of flavours wonderful. Lovely ambiance. Will return.

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Joannacesca
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at The Summerhouse. Service was excellent, and food was yummy! I had the haddock and chips. Would have loved a main dish that included scallops but the haddock was delicious and huge!
Would definitely recommend and return for more.

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vipSharonR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, well presented and good quality. The service is exceptional, the staff are attentive and the location is fabulous. Highly recommend.

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RuthC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue and would recommend it for a lovely meal in a nice setting away from all the busyness

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SpanishJonny
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, gorgeous setting. Quiet because England were playing in the final but very lovely.

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vipTriniF
London
28 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant on the canal but with a slightly limited menu. Had scallops and prawns, which were delicious but would have liked to see a wider variety of shellfish on offer. We had very good service and they were incredibly accommodating when I changed the booking twice!

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Julie
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, fantastic location. Would definitely recommend

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vipceaedinburgh
London
114 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked for 8 and although we appreciate that large groups can be difficult to manage, we thought the food and service were excellent. We had had misgivings about coming here as the cancellation conditions are extreme (£20 pp cancellation less than 48 hrs in advance) and I was concerned someone might have to drop out due to the need to self-isolate etc. However, we took the risk and it worked out. Amazing sea bream!!

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NeilH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a summer evening meal by the canal. Very good menu selection for all tastes.

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CharlesW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant canal side high quality fish restaurant!

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MichaelC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and brilliant service from all the staff. So polite and attentive!

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AmandaB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting for a wonderful lunch, great service and atmosphere. Totally recommend xx

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MarkT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent lunch, location and food.
Occasionally service was a little slow, several times I had to pour my own wine. That said, the team were attentive. Thank you

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BBMM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Beautiful location and food. Just a real shame about the service. We were there celebrating our anniversary and in no way did any staff member make any sort of effort, they barely speak to you beyond taking your order - which we could deal with but - at one point the Maitre'D sat just two tables away from us drinking and smoking and then proceeded to throw his cigarette butt in the canal! Just so unnecessary and vulgar, as well as a total disrespect for the lovely stretch of canal on which the restaurant is situated.

Lovely food and location, but wouldn't return as there are plenty other places in London that make a special occasion special!

The Summerhouse
Responded on 8 July 2021

Dear guest Thank you for sending your feedback. We are really sorry that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion Regards the matter of the maitre'd sitting at the terrace having a drink at the end of his shift which we appreciate may not have been very clear and hard to believe, given that ashtray provided he flip the cigarette in the canal. We hope this has not deterred you from visiting us again and look forward to welcoming you back.

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FAQs

The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1888 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.