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The Waterway

54-56 Formosa Street, Maida Vale, London, W9 2JU +44 2081281319

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Open from 12:00 to 23:00 Monday to Friday, and 10:30 to 23:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Medelmåttig mat, högt ljud och rörigt när vi satt inne.

Thomas Johansson 29 May 2017
from Västerås

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Widely recognised as being London’s best terrace restaurant, The Waterway offers European bistro cuisine in an unrivalled canal-side setting. Summer barbecues and acoustic live music sessions make for a cool, bohemian vibe.

Championing seasonally changing menus of trusty European favourites, Waterway restaurant favourites include honey-marinated lamb, seared tuna with fennel, or the succulent signature Waterway burger with all the trimmings. Miniature favourites and wholesome smoothies are served up for kids, and indulgent puddings include hazelnut chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream, or summer pudding with clotted cream.

Guests can enjoy tranquil dining out on the 120-square-foot terrace, under the sheltered of expansive linen parasols. Indoors at The Waterway on Warwick Avenue, guests can dine in the polished dining room, or bask in the plush bar and lounge area.

One of West London’s favourite neighbourhood restaurants, The Waterway restaurant offers refined family-friendly dining. Warwick Avenue Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

The Waterway

54-56 Formosa Street, Maida Vale, London, W9 2JU

Contact +44 2072663557
Reservations +44 2081281319

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Customer reviews for The Waterway

3.8 ((((* (based on 21 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (11)
  • lunch (11)
  • trendy (8)
  • views (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • value (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 29 May 2017 by Thomas Johansson from Västerås

    Medelmåttig mat, högt ljud och rörigt när vi satt inne.

  • (**** 28 March 2017 by Ali Rupani from London

    We were the first customers of the day - there shortly after 10am. Staff were clearly unprepared and almost discourteous at first. Our waitress was ok. But given we were the only diners I'd have expected them to be more attentive. On a couple of occasions I had to get up to ask for additional coffees and the bill. Limited breakfast menu - so why open for breakfast? On the pricey side - each pastry £3.50!

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Stephen Aras from London

    Lively and busy (Mother's Day!) - good food - big portion sizes - service a little slow (but see above - packed out!)

  • ((((( 6 September 2016 by Rini Mukherjee from London

    Wonderful happy and relaxed atmosphere. Quite a romantic setting on the terrace as well. Friendly staff who managed to find us a table on the terrace even though I had originally booked a table inside. Amazing food.

  • ((*** 30 August 2016 by Lucille Abrahams from London

    Disappointed! I booked in advance on a hot sultry evening and brought two friends. They would not give us a table outside and the ambience , noise and heat inside was not enjoyable.

  • ((((* 25 August 2016 by Anishka Lohiya from London

    Excellent Terrace for summer evening drinks and food. Goats cheese fritters were lovely.

  • ((((* 22 August 2016 by Lucille Abrahams from London

    Easy through bookatable with quick confirmation

  • ((((( 2 August 2016 by Sophie Sterling from London

    Outside area/ atmosphere/ great food/ great scenery

  • ((((* 19 July 2016 by Sandra Bernardo from Wokingham

    The food was well presented and well-cooked. The atmosphere was buzzing. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Prices are medium to high. Location wonderful. A very pleasant experience.

  • ((((* 17 July 2016 by David Short from london

    very efficient and waitress was charming, both food and service were very good

    ideal for a quick lunch from Lord's cricket

    5 mins in a taxi

    highly recommended

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