The Summerhouse

4.6
1990 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 1990 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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JuliaS1
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

If you are aged under 40 then probably you will enjoy it more. Tremendously loud. I doubt anyone would guess that the soup was cauliflower. The two fish cakes were served with a ramekin dish of mayonnaise and half a lime, was rather salty (tasting mainly of smoked haddock) and poor value. Very expensive food for what it was.

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MrsL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. The restaurant accommodated our seating requests. Friendly attentive staff. Delicious food, reasonable price. Indoors was clean, covid safety considered, and charming flowery decor. Beautiful view of canal and boats going by. Very pleasant evening.

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JJVJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting & decor. Food was nice but nothing extraordinary.

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LynneS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Helpful staff.
Lovely, cosy ambience.

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Alan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality cuisine and excellent Chardonnay, which paired nicely with both the clam chowder starter and sea bream main. Lovely atmosphere and service. Definitely a local gem in the Little Venice area.

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Samantha
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely local fish restaurant, pleasant ambience and a good selection on the menu. Always love to visit and is gorgeous with the windows open in the summer.

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Sgrev
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently delicious. Only thing I'd say was a slight issue was we were sat right in front of the door and it was cold (even with the blankets provided). Eventually we asked for the heater above to be turned on which did help but we could see other tables nearby also complaining of the cold, so maybe this is something that could be looked into. Otherwise, one of my fave places!

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SchoolNightShenanigans
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. A firm favourite to enjoy dining out!

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vipLily
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with canal view. Service was efficient and friendly. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Great ambience for a romantic dinner or going out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a lovely decorated restaurant along the canal. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Perfect for our anniversary lunch. Highly recommended!

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sufia
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints me. The food was outstanding as
always

JH
JaneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, tasty and relaxed. Thank you

SM
SMEE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, we had a delightful meal in your beautiful restaurant. It is particularly appreciated that you were able to let us have our favourite table.

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TheresaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue good food great service lovely ambiance

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vipLondondiner
London
73 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. Still as good as when we visited a few years ago.

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WillG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant in the middle of little Venice, food was great atmosphere was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, went for brunch and service was great but food was a little average

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alanb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable weekend canalside brunch. The food menu is not cutting edge, so don't expect molecular cuisine. But what they do, they do well. Service is generally good and unintuitive, but a little hit and miss as the place fills up and gets busier. The upside of that is a buzzy atmosphere, whilst still being able to have a conversation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere

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Peter
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent meal
Nice ambience
Service average
When wind blew side covering onto table knocking over full glass of wine , I would have expected this to be replaced. It wasn’t
Wine outrageously expensive
Almost £50 for a bottle of reasonable Chablis or Gavi do Gavi

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
Nice location, will try for lunch one day.

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vipSharonR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Every dish I’ve had there has been cooked to perfection, well presented using fresh quality ingredients. Service is impeccable.

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noshnoshnosh
London
26 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, we keep going back, great location and service

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ZsuzsannaR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, nice venue and good location. Safe and practical setup even in the pandemic. The waitress was kind but really not up to the standard of this restaurant. We will still go back hoping to be served by someone else.

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OlgaR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality and service was fantastic! Excellent atmosphere!! We will come back

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MarkW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a lovely atmosphere.
Highly recommend

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Pinot
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, very good wine list, and charming venue.

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CazzyT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really lovely meal/staff/surroundings. My only grip is with staff reaching across our faces mid conversation (or ever) to refill our half full wine glasses. I absolutely hate having my glass refilled unbidden and, if they must, the wine should be on the outside of the table and refills should be barely noticeable.
That aside it was lovey 👍

GF
vipGForce
London
217 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favourite London restaurants. I took a friend for lunch as a treat and she absolutely loved it too. As always great food, great service and lovely calm atmosphere just be the canal. Love it!

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LAE64
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting for an informal meal - this was a business lunch but it felt more like a weekend brunch. Lovely setting

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Rich
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely lunch on a fine sunny day on a table overlooking the canal.

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JamieG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening: great location, attentive staff, fab food

RB
RozB
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

A very special setting made glorious by a sunny, late summer day. My choice from the menu was excellent, my partner ‘catch of the day’ was a little inspiring and dare I say slightly overcooked! I would go again.. on another gorgeous day and when I felt flush with money..!

JB
JB542
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All of our meals were good. The steak was tough. This is a really nice setting. We would definitely return.

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Harrietw
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant lunch, wonderful round table and even though it rained, we had such a lovely time! Thank you very much! The restaurant was lovely and light, food was delicious and service was fantastic.

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Lauren
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely venue, setting and atmosphere. Food was great, though poached eggs were over cooked. Service was a little slow.

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AmandaB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were not informed prior to booking that we would only have our table for 2 hours. We were not told on arrival at the restaurant either. We found out when we ordered dessert and coffee by a very Curt waiter telling us he will check if we have time !! Not what I expect. Extremely disappointing and ruined the whole evening out with our friends. I have emailed the restaurant but as yet have not had a reply.
Amanda Bursackb

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JaniceM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful venue.
Made to feel welcome. Felt safe as well ventilated on the canal side.
Beautifully presented food efficiently served.

ME
MinaE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing experience.
We gonna come back definitely soon.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, amazing food and great service! Will definitely go back again

FAQs

The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1990 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.