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The Summerhouse

4.6
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1618 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

Offers

30% Off Your Food Only

Oct 1, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Mon 12:00-15:30 17:00-20:00, Tue-Wed 12:00-15:30 17:00-18:30, Thu-Fri 17:00-18:30

Get 30% off your Food Only. Offer applies to A la Carte Menu. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

London Restaurant Festival: 2 courses £22.50/ 3 courses £28.50

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon 12:00-15:30 17:00-20:00, Tue-Wed 12:00-15:30 17:00-18:30, Thu-Fri 17:00-18:30

London Restaurant Festival: 2 courses £22.50/ 3 courses £28.50

What 1618 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllieM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and the other diners I were with all thought the food, service and overall experience were great. Would highly recommend to others looking for a really enjoyable dining experience.

Also want to highlight that as I was sat at my table, a very rude customer began being difficult with some meme bets of staff (including not wearing a mask and boasting his own ‘superior’ cooking skills), and the staff were nothing but respectful to him even where he was being highly disrespectful - so great customer service and thank you for such a lovely dining experience.

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vipGareth
London
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Such a disappointment - I thought restaurants had stopped trying to appear special by underdelivering back in the 90s! - "The roast dinner was like fine dining because they only gave me 1/8th if a carrot, smothered the beef with black peppers and didn't give Yorkshire puddings or anything else you might expect with a roast dinner" - said nobody ever! In addition to the pathetic roast they have also suddenly decided that they couldn't make pasta in tomato sauce (as they always have before) for our 6-year-old (come on - I'm a rally basic cook and even I can make a basic tomato sauce for pasts in 2 minutes). To round the visit off we were chased out of the restaurant by a man insisting we put on a mask (despite being led to our table without masks being mentioned, and his own not even covering his nose). What has happened to this place?

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BusterSarg
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were inviting and wonderful. The food was some of the best I have ever had. Beautiful location and scenery. Very clean and professional! Will definitely be back :)

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Michelle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful spot for brunch with delicious food with a view!

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vipPookie
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good sharing platter and sea bass. Super location. Good buzzy atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A but too stuffy inside, all the windows were closed... apart from this, lovely place, good food & views

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LindaG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables too close one behind the other no screens but we had a good evening wine very expensive by the glass —-we chose a Pinot Grigio but it was very poor —- food good served quickly
£120 for 2 courses is overpriced

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SophieT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seafood! Lovely staff and stunning setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice riverside venue for brunch. Food good but value could be better. Get some non-dairy milk options for coffee!

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LizzyC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, pretty venue and great service! Set menu was great value

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Sgrev
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really delicious, healthy food - with great views overlooking the canal. Perfect.

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CHR1S
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Wonderful waitress provided lovely service and good ambience, will return.

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vipbarbarah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always

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BrigitteA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location for a lovely lunch. COVID set up excellent. Food good as was the service

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NatalieH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, superb food.
Highly recommend.

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EmmelineK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, tasty food, veggie options available, thank you!

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Caroline
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It’s a lovely setting ... unfortunately the service is terrible. They brought out the wrong dish, had to ask 4 times for water and out of all the times I’ve been there, they never have anything other than dairy milk so I can never enjoy a coffee. I’ve given them feedback on numerous occasions and they simply couldn’t care less. They have no interest in customer care!
It’s a shame as we live around the corner but I’m not going back.

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KateC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect restaurant to celebrate in. My husband and I went here the day we got married and it was the best place to end a wonderful day. The staff were delightful, the food was amazing and really good value for money. All Covid secure but the extra measures didn't take away from the ambience. We will definitely be back!

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AdamB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Romantic! A mini-holiday in London. Waterside, sparkly lights, great food. I'll be going back. And PS. Covid friendly.

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Ima16
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service wasn’t great. Food was okay. Perhaps it was just a bad day.

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peterh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fine, the food and service excellent. We easily adapted to the between table barriers. It would just be nice if it were possible to lower the noise level. You should have to scream at the person across the table, it goes some way to ruining an otherwise excellent experience.

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TARNC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love this place. A unique gem in London with service so friendly you want to stay and relax for hours!

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vipDalia
London
50 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a lovely place! Been coming here for years, it never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant evening for my father’s 80th birthday! Delicious food, amazing atmosphere, perfect service!! Thank you all for making us feel safe and allowing us to enjoy the celebration it should be.

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vipMartaA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place and I’m sure we’ll be back! The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. It’s also very safe in the COVID-19 era.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 from start to finish

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Nadine
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting The Summerhouse. Very easy to locate and situated right next to the canal if not on it. Greeted by staff and shown to our table. Staff were very friendly. Very reasonably priced. Great good and portion sizes were perfect. Will definitely visit again

Every measure was taken to make sure customers were safe with covid measures in place.

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JulieH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fishcake was very very average, nothing special for a restaurant quality dish, very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , must try!

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FimaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat good food and service and amazing position

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laurellc
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and child friendly with definitely recommend to my mummy friends!!!

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vipPreems
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great location
Great service
Our local favourite

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bricec
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall feeling underwhelmed. The atmosphere is great and the decoration is beautiful. It feels like such a missed opportunity for a great restaurant, as the food is quite basic, while still pricey. The service is good.
I wouldn’t come back unless there was a significant improvement in the food, they d win at focusing only on fish and add better recipes. Cheese platter was also really bad, really felt like the y throw 3 pieces of cheeses and 3 crackers on a plate, need to try more.

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KatieW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful settings, would think your abroad. The cocktails were amazing. Food delish and could not fault the service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem, great food, atmosphere, service and views. Super chilled and impeccably clean.

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Popcorn
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I requested for a table by the canal to celebrate my partner's and my birthday. The request was not met till we arrived at the restaurant and I asked. My partner had Risotto primavera and I had the Summerhouse selection. Disappointingly the risotto was blend and watery, while the Summerhouse selection looked like other ppl's leftover dinner put together. Maybe we were not good at choosing our food.

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BurakC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way! The dood was amazing! We will definately be back!

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Dimitree
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is beautifully positioned, the staff are all very friendly and strong Covid-19 measures are in place. Last, but not least - the food was delicious!

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FrancineE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with adherence to COVID protocol.

FAQs

The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1618 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.