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The Summerhouse

4.6
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1594 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

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

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00

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

Dine Local: 30% Off Your Food Only

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-15:30

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

What 1594 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMartaA
London
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 from start to finish

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Nadine
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , must try!

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FimaP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
16 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.

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Wizz
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed everything about this idyllic summer lunch spot. George was wonderfully attentive on the phone and the staff, food, ambience, was super. Highly recommend as a romantic or just relaxed spot for a summer lunch.

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Nazaret1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is amazing and staff is friendly. One feels been taken care of.

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HollyS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table overlooking the canal. The service was impeccable with COVID safety measures in place. The SeaBass to Share was presented as an art form and was perfect for a romantic evening.

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Jax2209
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the Summerhouse and it was great to be back . Food superb as always , and clearly managing the new regulations very well , however I do have to mention the really ugly screens with the black tape ..... a real eyesore in such a lovely place ... there are far nicer ones !

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DavidW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Although tables at The Summerhouse were spread further apart during this Covid period, and some were separated by perspex screens, we still felt that the social distancing was not good. The diners next to me were not separated by a screen and were just 18 inches away - we felt uncomfortable with the poor social distancing and will not return until Covid ends. That said, the service and food was great.

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KhaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The place is beautiful and the atmosphere is lovely but the food is really overpriced. Nothing special, the dishes are very basic and no seasoning for the sea bass which I though was very pricey. Lack of flavour and presentation. I read the reviews before hand and went in thinking I’ll see for myself, but I agree with those saying it’s over priced. I wouldn’t recommend as there are other places in this price range but that are better in terms of food.

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chaucer
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic precautions have actually improved this restaurant...it used to be a bit too crowded. The idyllic location is a natural advantage, the cuisine lives up to it.

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RositsaG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and the staff very kind and the place amazing

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Doc1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food v. good although portions could be much more generous.

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BrendaA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Efficient, friendly, appropriate for these times. Accommodated us for special occasion with canal side table as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great but very rushed given that we had a 10pm reservation.

Rushed due to the kitchen closinh. Once starters were finished, they were immediately taken off our table. The mains were served straight away. We were told to order our food immediately due to the kitchen after being seated which took the whole dining experience away.

After offering the feedback to the restuarant, it almost felt like it fell on deaf ears. Why take a booking at 10pm if your kitchen is closing at 10:15? It doesnt make any sense.

We paid no service charge and that was removed off the bill. Again, there were no questions asked here and no suggestions were made by the staff to improve the dining experience if we return. 0 stars for these guys, apart from the food being great and the view - we won’t be returning here due to the bad service.

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HulyaA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

“Many thanks for making Sept 12th a day for our English teacher to remember her 81st birthday.The meal and ambience was lovely and enjoyed by all. Please thank your staff for all their hard work and being so friendly and helpful. Also your riverside looked lovely.“

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BeverleyD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious lunch in beautiful surroundings

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CaitrionaM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food. Fabulous venue. Helpful and friendly staff.

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LoveFood
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location especially on a beautiful sunny day and being sat on the terrace overlooking the Canal. The seafood was fresh and delicious. Staff friendly and attentive too.

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SteveB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good restaurant and we have visited many times, great setting on the canal and our place to go for special occasions.

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Bella
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Summerhouse has the most stunning views and so much character. We had booked a table for 4o'clock and was a little early so had to wait to be seated but this was no issue. We sat on the decking outside and was asked if we wanted any drinks while we waited. We then was seated in the most perfect spot right by the amazing view! The food was lovely and fresh. It was quite expensive but we thought it was worth it. Recommend going for lunch on a sunny day. The staff came across at times as a little snooty but that didn't bother us as the venue and food was great!

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JanM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great canal side location, and open airy space. Half a roast chicken Is ample for two people though. Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch and the place was extremely popular.

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Debrak
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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BNSW19
London
42 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

An enjoyable meal (brunch) in a pleasant setting. We really appreciated the waiting staff wearing masks and the separations between tables. Just FYI, downsides were that the food (English and vegetarian breakfasts) arrived luke warm - the halloumi was hardly cooked - and the lack of vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Lovely setting. Great food, wine, service. .

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AlanC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location, appropriate COVID precautions. Small menu, but very fresh fish. Overall a very good neighbourhood restaurant.

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LynRiley123
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had our first lunch out for many months . The safety standards were good as was the food. Quite expensive even with the discount but we had good time

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vipMagnus
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening- magical with canal boats, ducks and swans swimming by...
Great to see it well patronised. Food and service very good!

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The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1594 OpenTable diners.

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