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The Waterway

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

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Average
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.

It was a great meal, although the 'Bookatable' reservation didn't show up on their system, fortunately they still had room for us. Staff were great, food & wine delicious

Josie 29 January 2019
from Lincoln

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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

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3.8 ((((* (based on 28 reviews)
78% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (15)
  • dinner (14)
  • al fresco (10)
  • views (10)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • value (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 3 September 2019 by Chantal from London

    Great location overlooking the Regent's Canal but just average food I am afraid... We were 7 people and decided to order a Mezze sharing platter & charcuterie as a starter; that turned out to be slightly boring & definitely not for 7!
    FOOD: One of the mains ( that I had) was Confit Gressingham duck leg with salade Niçoise: the duck leg was really lovely and tender but the Niçoise salad that should have been served at room temperature was much too cold ( particularly the potatoes...) & it spoiled my enjoyment of the lovely duck confit.
    According to some of my guests, the lamb was ok so were the sirloin steaks but they looked quite small... the Caesar Salad with chicken was definitely overpriced for what it was.
    As a dessert, some of us had crème brûlée; it is supposed to be served straight from the grill or oven with a WARM crisp sugar top in contrast to the crème underneath, unfortunately the whole thing was completely cold...
    SERVICE: Staff quite indifferent and not very professional, we had to repeat our order twice...
    So, I am sorry about my comments as many of them are good online but we left the restaurant disappointed, perhaps we were unlucky?...
    Also when I booked, I wrote that that night ( Wednesday 7 August), we were actually celebrating MY SON'S BIRTHDAY but no mention of that whatsoever!!!
    We know and go to many restaurants in London and this is the first time that this actually happens... Some kind of acknowledgment would have been really nice!
    So yes, the location is great but this is not enough when the food and service are just average!...
    Probably great outside on the terrace (very noisy inside) but just for drinks & nibbles.

  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Josie from Lincoln

    It was a great meal, although the 'Bookatable' reservation didn't show up on their system, fortunately they still had room for us. Staff were great, food & wine delicious

  • ((((( 28 January 2019 by Rebecca from London

    Great service and food, have visited a number of times and took friends here on this visit who loved it and said they would definitely return!

  • ((((* 8 August 2018 by Catherine from london

    lovely food great outdoor space

  • ((((( 30 March 2018 by Kristina from London

    Excellent Sunday lunch. Beef tender , good portions. Nice ambience.

  • ((((* 13 July 2017 by Hareth from Kingston Upon Thames

    Good food and lovely scenery

  • ((*** 10 July 2017 by Rachel from Kentish Town

    Terrible service and waiting staff.
    Waited ages for drinks. Wrong order on mains left one diner without a main whilst others eating. Apology given but no compensation. Food mediocre. Wouldn't rush back despite the nice venue

  • (((** 29 May 2017 by Thomas from Västerås

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

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

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

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