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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54 Formosa StreetSt. John's WoodLondonW9 2JU
- Public transport:
- Warwick Avenue, Underground
We've never had a bad meal. Great customer service, buzzing atmosphere. Always a good choice for brunch, lunch dinner or drinks with great and diverse menu. Favorites: lamb and the burger.more
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
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
The Waterway is a decent pub with an excellent outdoor terrace right on the edge of the canal. Unfortunately, it seems that all of Little Italy has already discovered this so expect the terrace to be jammed on any day with even a hint of summer. Still, if you can get there early (or elect to have dinner there), there are few more scenic places to while away an afternoon or evening.
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