The Waterway


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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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD34.08) per diner

£26 to £40

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The Waterway

54 Formosa Street
St. John's Wood
W9 2JU
Public transport:
Warwick Avenue, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Waterway

2.0 out of 5 29 August 2016
by Jordan B.

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

5.0 out of 5 5 March 2016
by Jonny G.

Great cocktails and heated seating area outside.

Drinks service a bit slow, perhaps because of their attention to detail with the orange rind!more

3.0 out of 5 31 July 2015
by Steve C.

Pretty nice place. The canal side seating area is a nice touch. Food and service are good. The prices are similar to more central London restaurants and bars.more

2.0 out of 5 29 June 2015
by Juria Y.

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

3.0 out of 5 11 March 2015
by Tiggi K.

The location is nice, right on the canal and the terrace is great in the summer. Inside is ok and the staff are usually great (with a few exceptions).

The food is good but not great. I was a bit disappointed the last time I went but not a bad place to go if you're in the area.more

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