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The Waterway

Restaurants, Contemporary European Little Venice
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A canal-side day-to-night brasserie in Maida Vale.

If London’s canals did Ibiza-style alfresco dining, The Waterway would be right in there. With plush white sofas, arching canopies and charming views of brightly coloured canal boats puffing past, this idyll makes river-living chic.It’s gastropub-style food, and whilst the inside feels a bit like a steak house with mirrored walls and leather seating, outside is more exclusive.

Arancini set the tone with a fancy truffle mayonnaise, although they were aran-teeny. Hungry customers are well served with 28-day dry aged steaks and burgers off the grill, but the menu has a something-for-everyone approach with salads, fish and lighter mains too. Braised whole lemon sole was well-cooked and atlantic prawn and crayfish caesar salad was crisp with plump shellfish – not bad, but not mind-blowing either. Dauphinoise potatoes appeared to be cooked in butter rather than cream, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The crème brûlée hid a satisfying layer of tart victoria plums, but the apple tart pastry was a little flat and lacklustre. Service was friendly and they let customers linger over their lunch in the sunshine. The food here isn’t going to blow you away, but still, the location just might

The Waterway says
We have established ourselves as one of Maida Vale’s best local restaurants and one of London’s greatest outdoor terraces with spectacular views overlooking the beautiful Grand Union Canal. Our closest tube stations are Warwick Avenue and Royal Oak.

Relax on our large terrace soaking up the sun in summer and warm inside by the fireplace in winter.

Our newly developed luxury function room is perfect for any event your mind can imagine. Equipped with its own bar and lounge area your guests will be wowed by the space.

Our menu is predominantly French and modern-European, and focuses on delivering classic brasserie dishes. On the weekends come and enjoy brunch and a delicious Sunday roast.

By: Lisa Harris



Address: 54 Formosa St
W9 2JU
Transport: Tube: Warwick Avenue
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: £105.
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Get 30% off your Food Only. Offer applies to A la Carte Menu (Only in the restaurant). Not in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 8 People Sun 6:00PM-10:00PM,Mon-Thu 12:00PM-4:00PM 6:00PM-10:00PM,Fri 12:00PM-4:00PM

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