The Waterway is a restaurant and bar with a difference; the 'Union Canal'-side location in Maida Vale, combined with its al fresco dining, provides it with one of the most enjoyable outdoor terraces in all of London. The comfortable restaurant shares an interior space with a bar and lounge area, leading out onto a 120 sq ft outdoor terrace at the front of the building. It's one of the few places in London where outdoor drinking and eating can be enjoyed in such tranquil surroundings.A delicious and varied menu of modern European food accompanied by a fine selection of Old and New World wines and beer, together with its child-friendly atmosphere, makes the Waterway a perfect location for a quick drink, or something more substantial. Make sure not to miss the renowned summer barbecues and live acoustic music!
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54 Formosa StreetSt. John's WoodLondonW9 2JU
- Public transport:
- Warwick Avenue, Underground
Nice enough place, looks more like a restaurant than a pub, but that maybe what the locals want. I went in with trepidation (not really, I just wanted to use that word). Anyway I was not sure if I could go up to the bar, as they had a lady on the door, who looked like she would only let you in if you had a reservation. I made it to the bar and had a Doombar, it tasted like a lager, very gassy,...more
We first found this place walking home on a sunny evening and seemed to have a great atmosphere. We decided to book for brunch the following Sunday! It was an interesting experience to say the least.
We first ordered the squid and globe artichoke. Both were ok...but definitely nothing to write home about. We had also ordered the chicken Caesar salad which literally took an hour to come out...more
Great cocktails and heated seating area outside.
Drinks service a bit slow, perhaps because of their attention to detail with the orange rind!more
Great location by the canal, but had it not been sunny I would have given this place a one star. We'd made a reservation for two and managed to get sat at the edge of the terrace, water side, which was nice,... Until the smokers came and sat along the short wall -- it's seat height, so not only do you get the joy of cigarette smoke while you eat, you also get people's arses at face level. Best...more
This is one of the few perfect spots for a summer's day pitcher of pimms or sangria. Located right on the Maida Vale canal, it has sun all day and locals flock there to spend the day and catch up with friends.
The best feature outdoor space as the indoor space fully opens up on one side, so even if you get a 'bad table' inside, you're still connected to the outdoors - big plus for London....more