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. <br/><br/>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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The Waterway

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


3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Waterway

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2014
by Cecilia E.

Really great spot by the canal. Lovely atmosphere and great service!more

2.0 out of 5 19 May 2014
by A M.

Lots of semi-pretentious wannabes and so so food. Best thing about it is the location- right on the canal side. You can do better by having a drink or two and trundling off for dinner somewhere else.more

3.0 out of 5 13 April 2014
by Christina B.


There's nothing greater than sitting by the canal on a warm spring day with a cocktail, right?

But what if you have to sit on the sidewalk? And your okay cocktail is £10? And you can't get some food to save your life?

I wanted to love this place, but I just left a bit angry. We wanted to eat. We waited nearly 2 hours for a table the was supposed to be ready in half the time. It's a...more

4.0 out of 5 2 April 2013
by Aaron R.

The star of this restaurant is the location. It's well situated by a canal and in the summer time the outdorr seating would really be nice. Alas, it was winter so I wasn't able to take advantage. However, the interior was nice and the food was very solid. I just had a burger and it was well prepared. The drinks were also really good and the service was capable.more

4.0 out of 5 25 December 2012
by Caren H.

I went in the winter but got a glimpse of what the hype is all about--what a fantastic deck looking over the canals.

The interior is boring though. The food is good--nothing outstanding, but very good and definitely a good place for a nice meal. It is much more restaurant than pub inside.

I give it a 4 based on my visualization of what it is like in the summer.more

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