The Summerhouse

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£26 to £40
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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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C
London
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, always a delight! Everything is fab here from the food, setting and service! Perfect for all occasions!

F
Berkshire
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, buzzy atmosphere in this great canal-side seafood restaurant. Helpful, friendly staff. Delicious food and good decor. Hard to move around the tables as they are packed in to maximise seating capacity. Best on a sunny day but good all year round. They were super-busy during our visit, so service was a little slow but understandably so. Parking is free on the street right outside (at weekends), which was a bonus. Highly recommend and we look forward to returning soon.

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

Delicious food, great ambiance and excellent service

B
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere. Lack of variety for food but overall a nice experience.

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

Lovely place. Nice setting. Good food. Friendly service

CR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a really nice diner with a view on the canal. Food was delicious and noise level for an evening was decent. Service was a bit brusque and you’d expect excellence from this kind of restaurant (wine poured too fast from too far ends up dripping on the table cloth, mix up of whose dish belongs to whom). Overall very pleasant

NJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a table in the middle, which was good as we still had views to the canal and were not too close to the kitchen. Amazing food and service.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice seafood restaurant with great atmosphere and very nicely decorated inside. Slightly on the pricier side but what you would expect for good quality seafood. Service was friendly and fast. Had the seabream and swordfish as mains and brownie and eton mess for dessert, would recommend them all and will definitely be going back to try the rest of the menu!

SL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, perfect service, great atmosphere. I requested a canal side table as it was a birthday celebration, which we were given. Special place, would definitely go again.

MB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious swordfish and beautifully presented. Lovely airy restaurant on the canal.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is really nice with beautiful
views to the canal. It makes you feel like you are in a seaside town somewhere in France. We had fish dishes and the food was good albeit a bit overpriced which was not surprising considering the area. Still, I would recommend the place for a nice Sunday lunch.

JW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, the staff excellent, it was a shame we didn't get our request for a table overlooking the canal as we took friends with us that had not been there before.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again another lovely lunch with friends thanks for the delicious food and fabulous service

NB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely restaurant! We visited for breakfast and the food was delicious - we opted for the full English and vegetarian which were excellent.
We found the location great, but service was a bit hit and miss! Also, the tables were very close together- felt like you were sat on top of one another. Ask for a table by the canal if you can!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding place for dinner. The atmosphere was incredible, layout and decoration beautiful and the food was beyond amazing!
My date was impressed!
I would highly recommend.

BU
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Beautiful setting and good food but the service let us down a bit. The waiters were very slow and quite grumpy.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Recommend this restaurant to all my family/friends.

D
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delightful venue, friendly staff and delicious food. A perfect venue for a summers evening and a celebration event.

C
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit having found out about the Summerhouse from a friend. The occasion was a dinner for two and there was a small bit of romance in the air so I was pleased to finds that it was in a very nice location alongside the canal. We had been advised to book and were able to get a seat almost overlooking the water. On the evening of our meal there was quite a lot of activity on the water which made for pleasant viewing while dining. We were met as soon as we arrived and promptly led to our table. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant throughout dealing with all request and orders in a very efficient manner. The standard they set is high, even down to small details like the cloth napkins they provide. The food was also of a high standard and was also very enjoyable. The atmosphere was always pleasant and we felt relaxed and comfy. After the meal we asked if we could be finish off our drinks at the lounge end and we were shown to a small area out over the water which was intimate and a added to our enjoyment of the experience.

SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Summerhouse for Sunday brunch was fantastic. We got there early enough to get a seat by the water and that made it a special meal and day.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Only whole milk, so bizarre. And no gluten free bread.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent but the service could have been better. However it was really busy. Overall we all enjoyed

YL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice and curated atmosphere. The fish was fresh and delicious but it lacked a bit of creativity in the dishes. Overall it is a very good and chic traditional fish restaurant.

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Just so expensive - had Meze to start which was so boring and poor like not homemade - then we ordered sea bass which was really good - had a bottle of wine and two desserts which were average bill came to £170 just seemed extortionate - the venue is superb and staff absolutely charming -

HK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is always great. Food is very high quality, and the staff are friendly. Great views of the canal. Had the catch of the day which was delicious. I tried the watermelon salad for a change this time and surprisingly it was really tasty.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food . Service rather hurried. Not a lot of room tried to cram in to many tables

l
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating on the canal in the beautiful little venice area. Truly wonderful location and great food and cocktails.

EB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place with an amazing view. I went on a date in this place and I’m very satisfied from the food, view and the service. I would recommend it.

PF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, seated us next to Canal as requested. Service was great, cant remember the
young ladies name but she was very friendly and efficient. The food was really good, and I thought
the cost was reasonable for London prices. All in all 10 out of 10. Will be back for more.

EC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery with a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend !!

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love love love the summerhouse. Never fails to hit the mark - relaxed dining with fab service

RC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and location right on the Regent Canal and a short walk from Warwick Avenue tube station - thoroughly recommended.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Decent cooked breakfast, though a bit pricey for what it is. £9 for eggs and bacon on toast is a bit steep for the quantity of bacon given. That said, you're paying for the location and atmosphere which is simply beautiful. The waitress we had hovered quite a bit and tried to take my plate when I still had my last piece of toast and bacon on my fork, but we didn't feel pressured to leave even when it got busier/we had been there for quite some time. I recommend this place but know you are going more for location and ambience than food.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husband’s birthday, fabulous meal. Food was delicious, service was great and the view was quirky and relaxing. It was wonderful to see the barges and people going by on the canal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The Food was to a good standard. However we were squished onto a table between the food service area and a large group. This made it an uncomfortable experience as we had no room to move and were constantly having the waiters rush past us meaning we couldn't relax and enjoy the overall experience. Given that it is relatively expensive and the food is to a good standard but not anything outstanding, you would expect a better overall service and dining experience. To add to this, we were left waiting to be offered desert for a long time after mains had been cleared, we eventually just asked for the bill from one of the many waiters that by this point were just standing around.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fun evening - tables were a bit too close -we had a party next to ours and the people kept moving around to mingle but had to keep squeezing onto us...

Great location will try for dry and bright weather next time!

LA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal by the side of the canal. The restaurant was busy but the service from the staff was first class. Recommend.

DE
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Summerhouse is a unique restaurant in an amazing setting directly adjacent to the Canal. I like taking clients there and they are always so impressed. There is nothing else like it.
I love it and i am constantly looking for reasons to go there.
It maintains that very difficult balance of being very relaxed and comfortable, whilst at the same time providing a five star service with five star cuisine.

D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous location and ambience. Loved it here. Special place to bring friends for a memorable experience.

8
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting right on the canal. The restaurant was quite as we visited quite early. Food, service and ambience were all excellent.

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