The Summerhouse

4.5
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1388 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.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:00
Mon 12:00-16:00 18:00-20:00
Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00 18:00-22:00

What 1388 People Are Saying
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DP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely breakfast in a lovely setting - made to feel very welcome with two young kids. Will be back ASAP.

GW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been visiting this restaurant for some years now. It doesn't get it 100% right 100% of the time, but like a good friend, I no longer worry about the minor negatives as it's a friendly place with well intentioned service and a consistently high standard of cooking. I've never had a poor meal or a bad experience.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!!

Would definitely recommend and will be returning soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repas en famille avec nos 4 enfants. Un endroit charmant, un service et un professionnalisme au top. Nous n’avions qu’une heure pour déjeuner (dommage), malgré deux décalage d’horaire de notre part, super accueil, taxi retour à l’heure pour partir à Winter Wonderland , et des produits de super qualité dans l’assiette. Et que dire du charle de l’endroit avec la vue sur le canal !!! Magnifique. A refaire avec plus de temps.

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KJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cosy, clean and light environment on a cold Winter’s day. Great decor with lots of nice plants and a good atmosphere. Food was very good, as was the recommended dry rose wine. Good service and attention to detail too. Will definitely return and would recommend highly.

SV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas meal, friendly service and really pretty surrounding.

JC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expected good food and atmosphere, but what particularly impressed us was the friendliness of the service, which is not always the case with destination restaurants. From the Maitre D to the servers the service was friendly and highly professional. I would definitely go back.

OT
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always delightful - food is always exceptional (I have the large fish to share which I love).

Looked particularly pretty and festive

No complaints - a winner restaurant.

Thank you.

MO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I had eaten once before at the Summerhouse, probably in summer, and remembered it as noisy but enjoyable. The food then seemed good, if pricey. This second visit, in winter, was quite different. The menu was enticing, but all 5 of us agreed that the food was mediocre to poor, especially at these prices. The service was patchy. I shan't return.

KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Great food, as always.

And the staff brought a birthday cake for my mother’s birthday, she will never forget it! :)

LU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very, very unprofessional place!

AN
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, good food and perfect setting for a catch up with old friends!

w
London
34 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I found that The Summerhouse was an earthly, comfortable restaurant in which my family and I could rest and forget about the struggles of our daily lives. The food was exceptional, but it wasn't.

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and the first in the winter - I was a bit nervous it would be cold but absolutely not - well heated. Had a great lunch - all the food was excellent. Great selection of starters and I was spoiled for choice. Would highly recommend

F
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly Local canalside (probably best in summer!) restaurant with extensive and interesting menu. Good service. Reasonable value for the area.

RC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location and very festive , great menu well prepared.

PF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is always a pleasure to go to, the food is consistently good, not bad value for money service pretty good as well and it's clearly a local popular restaurant that has stood the test of time

FT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming !! Very good brunch !! Comfortable place :D

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, friendly staff, excellent food. Love dining here.

GW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal again. This restaurant is close to where is live and is rapidly becoming my 'go to' local. My only winge is the cost of a bottle of wine .... not just this restaurant ... I resent paying nearly £30 + service charge, for a bottle of wine that has a retail value of no more than £15 in a wine shop. The restaurant adds no value to the product, compared to the food to which it adds massive value, with expertise and flair.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for our first night in London! Set the tone for a festive and fun week ahead.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt summery despite heavy rain outside. We could have been at the seaside - loved it and will come again

VP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Romantic neighborhood gem with a view on the Little Venice canal.

RF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! It is very local and because we love fish we are regulars. The sea bass was stunning.

NA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Highly recommended. Been here before and would definitely come back!

VJ
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely venue as always - my food was lovely but my husband said his wasn't as good as usual. However, the friendly staff made up for this and a good evening was had by all !

L
East Sussex
48 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice location and cozy setting. Grilled mackerel was tasty and portion was more than reasonable,
Overall nice restaurant with friendly service and lovely view over the canal but food is nothing extraordinary, good but usual traditional fish dishes. You pay for location mainly!

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience3

They charged the most. They did not match the set menu

C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Very lovely place but always have run out of specials or fish and chips if you go for a later lunch sitting

AB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere here is wonderful. It is on the pricey side but worth it for those special occasions.

C
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely lunch, great food as always!

HE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was a gathering of six family members. It was our first visit even though we’re live locally
Full restaurant on arrival, warm ambience, staff friendly and efficient Our table was canal waterside
Luckily blankets were on our chairs which were used and appreciated by some of our party The waiter surprised our birthday guest with a mini desert and candle - nice fun touch

Our overall comments would describe our meals as “ just ok” .

The shelled prawns on the sharing platter were tasteless, my sons enjoyed the other items on the platter My husbands main dish of fish was just ok My mashed potatoes and spinach with my salmon dish was tasteless We all ordered starters, mains and desert so feel we as a group ate a good selection of food and thus able to comment as “mediocre food all round”. Would we return ...my son said he would probably would to sample their brunch menu

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant in a great location. No gluten free bread was available for brunch but after speaking to the owner they are going to start offering it soon

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice fish restaurant on the canal. Friendly service and great menu.

SI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal - service from kitchen was very slow - amazing waiter had to apologise to use as we waited 35 mins between starter and main course. Shame as location, ambience and attentiveness was all great.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant - the 1kg seebass was really good!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Every time we land in London we book a table at the Summerhouse. As usual, we were given a table facing the counter, a busy area where the staff are based, despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't full and it was a Thursday evening. Yet, faced with my remark the manager offered another table. As usual we chose the Sancerre (white). This time its temperature wasn't good but a solution was promptly offered: an ice bucket, but no napkin (it was provided upon request). As usual too, we ordered the whole baked sea bass to share and it was delicious. The staff was friendly and almost competent. The ice cream was very good and the new chocolate mousse, with several pistachio nuts on top, would get a 5 star if it were a darker.. But we still miss the first version of the cheery chocolate pot. We will return.

L
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The restaurant was quaint and special. I did specifically book for a birthday and I am not sure they really did set aside a table for us as it was a 4 seater and they changed it to 2 when we arrived.

There seem to be a really big table next to us and unfortunately the service was poor as a result. Food was brilliant but the service was very slow and quite poor.

Otherwise it was a good evening and I'd like to come back.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Same as before, and before that. We love the Summerhouse, and will always go there for occasions.