The Summerhouse

4.6
2014 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.

Experiences

  • New Years Eve set menu for early diners

    £40.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Thank you so much for choosing the Summerhouse restaurant for your early diner booking on New Years Eve. We are offering a tasteful 4 course set menu. Early bookings are available from 5.15 pm til 6.45 pm for £40/person.
  • New Years Eve set menu bookings from 7 pm

    £75.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Thank you for choosing the Summerhouse for your New Years Eve dinner destination. We are offering a tasteful 4 course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival.

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 2014 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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vipLadyC
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely restaurant adjacent to the Regents Park canal and in the heart of Little Venice. Good food and wine and great atmosphere, had a very festive feel and felt very cosy. Service could have been better, it was a bit slow but the staff were all very nice

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DeniseK
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Been many times this time only one person enjoyed their main course chef must have had a bad day manager dealt with it well

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Jonathanh3
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I will after I have sent a note to the restaurant.

VJ
ValJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at The Summerhouse and always have a lovely meal here - the venue and location are superb and the staff always friendly. Highly recommended.

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DavidC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality food in a pleasant canal-side setting only a short stroll from Paddington mainline station.

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Lintryph
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit, was concerned it was more of a summer venue, how wrong I was!
Gentle stroll along the canal from Paddington Station, lovely peaceful location, amazing fish, attentive but not overbearing service, just the perfect lunch - we will return

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NazaretJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere in general was very comfortable

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vipseanw
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great service and it was nice and warm. The New England chowder was fantastic and the Risotto was delicious i will be going back soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really pleasant and memorable experience… we shall come again. This was a birthday but you don’t need an occasion. Just come for the food and experience.

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vipmajkells
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointing starter. Confit duck was uninspiring with not much taste and the bun it was on was very soft and not very pleasant. Main course of Pollock was pleasant but the fish was slightly overcooked. Staff were good and helpful. Ambience was very good.

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marcS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok but nothing special

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AthanT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love the Summerhouse and have done from since it was Jason's

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DeeL
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment you are greeted at the door to the service at the table and the food and drink this is a great place to visit for dinner.

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JohnS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All Brill thank you as always.So nice to be near the water and warm

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Visitornovrmber
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Great location if table by canal side window food average but comfortable not too pricey

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littlevenitian
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful setting with wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

This is strange for us to write. First things first the food was good. The service however was awful! Things were okay to begin with until the table next to us was occupied. The waitress, a lady of colour proceeded to take the order for the occupants but stood in between the two tables and stuck her bottom in my face! Twice she did this and that ruined the moment for my partner and I. Horrible experience really. Never again!

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Leila
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, not cheap, excellent food. Good veg and vegan options as well as lovely fish.

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AliceS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is pleasant with comfortable atmosphere. The food is simply delicious and well presented. Not to mention the taste… terrific!
The service is quick, friendly and very accurate. Big thanks to Carmelo who always makes our stay at The Summer House unforgettable!
Overall is a very nice enjoyable seafood restaurant; the quality and freshness of the food is just incredible.

I highly recommend it!

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ROSES
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal.Excellent service. Couldn’t be happier.

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rowcharlesi
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always excellent food and fantastic atmosphere. An easy choice for any occasion. The only thing I didn’t love was having multiple servers. I would prefer one server to look after us rather than ordering with one person, having a different person bring the starter, another brought the main, and a third took the desert order. I didn’t feel like anyone was looking after me an my experience. But it was all fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great service, impeccable food.

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Alan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and excellent food and wine. Scallops, sea bream, and chocolate pudding all highly recommended. Good cocktails as well.

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Ssk2017
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super friendly service and I get to sit at my favourite spot :) I shall be back soon!

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MichaelD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

I use to love this place, food always good however totally spoiled by bad service from waiters and waitresses. We were sat in a cold damp smelling corner not sure why the place was not busy . Totally spoiled my wife birthday they knew they had because at the end they came out with one portion of ice cream and a candle , as if that was going to impress us . Keep the menu change the staff.

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Rufustetbury
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a nice place to be on a bright day. My risotto lacked the fish mentioned on the menu and so was rather disappointing. Apart from that we enjoyed the experience.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good food, great position, all good (except parking)

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JuliaS1
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
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 on 21 October 2021
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.

JJ
JJVJ
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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LynneS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Helpful staff.
Lovely, cosy ambience.

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Alan
London
3 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
9 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

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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.

FAQs

The Summerhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2014 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.