The Summerhouse

4.5
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1421 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.
What 1421 People Are Saying
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vipTina
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated birthday of my girlfriend in The Summerhouse. Everything went perfect 👌🏻 Great food, staff and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to come relaxed nice good ambiance great value

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littlevenitian
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really pretty decor - a very nice setting. The food was tasty and good quality. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Is an expensive place but it felt like it was worth the money.

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Vikings
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Unhappy with 12.5% "optional" service charge policy on bill. This is "automated" and guests are not asked. Rather, they must take the initiative to tell their waiter they want to pay less (or more).

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ColinH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant environment with attentive staff. The food was top class and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening in this up market restaurant. Highly recommended.

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greasyspoon
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit the Summerhouse. A charming place by the canal where you feel in another city.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visited me from Italy and we came to dine here after visiting Little Venice and the Maida Vale neighbourhood. Seafood risotto is strongly suggested. Great ambience with firewoods and view of the canals. Everything was perfect.

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Londoner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite spot in London; always a delight!
Celebrated our grandmother’s birthday, as we do each year. We had a wonderful time, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍very good

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Treetops
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was a shame that in this fish restaurant most of the fish on the menu was sold out. It was a Sunday night, but not very busy, and although it might have all been eaten on the Saturday, this was a disappointment.

However, what we ate we enjoyed and was well presented.

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PatrickR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a very nice setting. Beautifully prepared and presented. Highly recommend!

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RobertoP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and fantastic food. The staff were friendly and accomodating

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vipJann
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely seafood restaurant amazing ambiance doesn't feel like london

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rowcharlesi
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food, service and a wonderful environment

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StevenJ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our overall experience and would gladly return again

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Paul
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location (especially in the summer) excellent food and a nice wine list.

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John
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place, excellent food and service, price/quality is good, maybe some room for improvement on the wine list and learning what wine with what course and being able to recognise them after they have been poured to avoid giving the wrong wine to guests ;-)

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MartinK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place by the river. We had a table looking outside, the sun came out and helped shape a gorgeous view

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NickP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Good food and wines, well served and in a fun location.

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SchoolNightShenanigans
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Not to mention the fabulous cocktails. This is the third incarnation of this venue we have dined at in it's canal side location - and definitely one of the best!

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vipLatediner
London
57 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice and tasty meal We had been to the restaurant a number of times but it was our friends first visit. They really like it - the atmosphere and the food. The staff are all charming -good and friendly

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Marine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fish retaurant in London.
The venue is nice, good atmosphere and cosi.
Service could be quick but we explained to the waitress that we wanted to take our time for apperitive and starters and all our wishes were fullfilled.
The food is nice, good quality product with taste. The price worth it.
THe restaurant was full but reasonable noise level, very appreciated.

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Lisa
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Great location and staff are amazing.

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Frank
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner. The food was good, service excellent. The choice on the menu was OK. We will be happy to come back.

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AndreasE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, terrific staff, delicious food!

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vipTDining
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. The food was excellent and the discount a real added bonus.

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vipWild44
London
79 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal. Service good. Pretty restaurant.

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JessicaN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My children loved it!

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RitaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere but I’m a foodie and the food is terrible at this place. It was our second attempt, after a disastrous brunch, and last. Food doesn’t deliver. Specially for the price charged. No flavour, small portions and just boring food. Honestly, even my partner agreed that I cook better food at home. Very disappointing. Not coming back

The Summerhouse
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback on your experience. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your dishes and it's very disappointing to hear you did not enjoy. We always try to make our customers dining experience enjoyable and in order to make sure our guests are satisfied we double check after food is served. We would appreciate f you could get in contact via email that would be great reception@frgroup.co.uk. Kind regards

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Lesken
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, delightful service, good food, but maybe a little pricey.

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vipKcdk
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place for an informal relaxed meal with good discount scheme during winter months

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vipBabs
London
51 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Always a reliable place to go!

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DP80
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.

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vipGWLONDON
New York Area
23 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.

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AlexandraE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!!

Would definitely recommend and will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
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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KyleJ
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.

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vipSophieV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas meal, friendly service and really pretty surrounding.

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JonathanC
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.

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