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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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD40.46) per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

The Waterway

54 Formosa Street
St. John's Wood
W9 2JU
Public transport:
Warwick Avenue, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Waterway

5.0 out of 5 6 July 2015
by Viktor D.

We had a dinner here on Saturday night and it was excellent.We choose a table outside which was lovely.Service was friendly and attentive,thanks for Camilla,and Yanosh.Great wine list and great value.Will definitely be visiting again.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 1 June 2015
by Andrew M.

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.


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

3.0 out of 5 7 February 2015
by Larissa R.

I happened to be picking up my sister-in-law from Paddington station, and had planned to show her around Little Venice before stopping at a cosy pub for a Saturday lunch.

After walking up the canal, getting farther away from the heart of Little Venice, I spotted a pub across the water just by a bridge. It was the Waterway. I checked the Yelp reviews, and they looked promising. Off we...more

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