ExcellentJust returned from another wonderful meal at The Waterway. I really enjoy it every time i go: friendly, intelligent and quick service; delicious menu (i had the Panfried seabream special which was amazing and great value), great cocktails to start and interesting wines that change regularly. I would highly recommend this to anyone for a meal out (it also has an amazing terrace that's really buzzy when the sun comes out!).14/05/2013 00:00:00Very good service in a goodVery good service in a good atmosphere. The brunch menu before 1pm is absolutely worthy. What I would recommend the most are the cocktails, especially the non alcoholic ones.11/05/2013 00:00:00Fantastic place, great atmosphere,Fantastic place, great atmosphere, highly efficient staff- and all beautiful! The food is out of this world good, and plenty of options- but not overwhelming. Fortunately this is my local, but i would happily travel for afar to come here.04/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely Summer's Evening To Boot!!!As always, my visit to The Waterway was amazing. My niece loved her meal and I loved mine. I had no doubt that everything would be perfect for the special night. It was a beautiful summer evening and though the place was packed beyond belief it actually added to the atmosphere and helped make a lovely night even better. Thank you for seating us on the balcony as requested. Considering how packed the restaurant was I am so happy you managed to accommodate my request. As always, perfect service!03/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent foodThe food was out of this world! Go for the steak, you won't regret it!26/04/2013 00:00:00Relaxing dinner with colleaguesI brought 8 colleagues for dinner on a Monday night after a workshop in an office near Paddington. The service was attentive and seamless without being intrusive, and because they seated us well, the ambience managed to have enough buzz despite being a Monday night. The food was tasty and good value and we enjoyed the wine. I would be happy to go back for business or pleasure.22/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely food in great locationLovely location - great to sit outside in the summer, very lively bar and great restaurant. Food was very very good but portions small. I would go back - overall a lovely place to visit with a nice relaxed atmosphere13/04/2013 00:00:00Great location, food and drinksI arranged to meet a couple of friends from Austria at the Waterway for dinner and we had a great time. There is an Austrian white wine that I didn't know but they loved, which was great as well. There is an extensive spirits list as well. The food was delicious and the peanut butter, rum and caramel dessert was fantastic. It was all capped off by friendly, engaging serving staff. Thanks Waterway, we'll be back.12/04/2013 00:00:00One of not many places inOne of not many places in Maida Vale that you want to come back to. It never disappoints. Its secluded location creates a relaxed countryside atmosphere, yet a contemporary menu and amazing drinks remind about belonging to the capital. Suitable for a romantic dinner or a group party. I am happy to call it my 'Local' :))07/04/2013 00:00:00Hidden treasureThe staff were all lovely,food was good.
Great value and I imagine its rammed due to canal side terrace in the summer .
Just got off a 14 hour flight from Hong Kong and they made me feel very welcome!
Recommend26/03/2013 00:00:00really nice sunday lunchwe had the sunday roast and the special salad with pigeon... delicious!24/03/2013 00:00:00Lara RaquelI most say very good food, lovely place and very friendly staff service. I recommend this restaurant.23/03/2013 00:00:00Great !!!!I usually go to this place in summer as it is quite buzzing, but there was a great atmosphere even during the week in winter. Even got a table next to the fireplace as requested.
Good service, very good food...perfect for a midweek break.12/03/2013 00:00:00Lovely Mother's Day lunchWe've been to the Waterway several times now and it doesn't disappoint. Great service, lovely food (good veggie options) and a beautiful place!10/03/2013 00:00:00Great atmosphere and service.Great atmosphere and service. Food was all delicious, especially the sticky toffee sundae with salted caramel sauce!09/03/2013 00:00:00Lovely meal and lively atmosphereLovely food and nicely busy so lots of atmosphere.16/02/2013 00:00:00The food at the Waterway wasThe food at the Waterway was great. The waitress was kind enough to tell us about the lunch special price.15/02/2013 00:00:00Fabulous location on the canal,Fabulous location on the canal, wonderful ambiance inside with a warm glow from the fireplace and excellent service. Great food and wine as well.12/02/2013 00:00:00it was a good experience accrosit was a good experience accros the board. We only had a main and a bottle of wine but the level of service was great as was the food04/02/2013 00:00:00Quiet but coolTook elderly lady out for lunch. Kind and sensitive attention. Lovely (sunny!) position next to canal. Ceasar salad outstanding as were varied breads. Portions large! Wine in carafe very reasonable.30/01/2013 16:00:00Much better than expected!I read so many reviews about The Waterway that moaned about either bad service and/or bad food. I'm not sure what was happening on those nights but I can say that when I took my date there we were both thoroughly delighted with both service and food.
The waiter asked us if we'd like to order a drink, we'd chatted so much and forgot to look at the wine list but he was great, asking us what we liked (white/red, dry/sweet etc.) and then gave us a couple of options, wow!
We ordered the same starter and I did receive the wrong one (only cross against the night) but this turned out to be a good thing. The starters and main that we had were amazing, best food EVER.
Waiters were very friendly, considerate and we had a fantastic evening.28/01/2013 16:00:00The cote du beauf was exquisite,The cote du beauf was exquisite, the Merlot red wine perfectly warmed and the bearnease sauce lovely and creamy, thoroughly recommend08/01/2013 16:00:00A thoroughly good experienceGood ambience in the bustling bar area. Be guided by the waiter on dishes of the day and the choice of wine. Professional, yet friendly staff. The food was excellent.17/12/2012 16:00:00The WaterwayI had asked for a table on the terrace, and got one, on the balmiest of evenings on Saturday night. Though there were hoards of young people milling around, our table was quiet and we were able to conduct our conversations without shouting at each other, very important when you're not in the first flush of youth!
Excellent service and very accommodating, too. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent, too.07/09/2012 16:00:00The Waterway is well situatedThe Waterway is well situated next to the canal. Food is consistent, staff are friendly and tables are well spaced. A great neighbourhood restaurant.06/04/2012 16:00:00A pleasant spot by the canal,A pleasant spot by the canal, with friendly staff and good food25/03/2012 00:00:00The Waterway (Little Venice)The Waterway (Little Venice) has an unusually laid back feel. The bar with open (gas) fire and seating is a great place to relax before eating. The restaurant area is pretty informal too. It really does feel like you are a long way from central London - but you aren't. The food is surprisingly good too. A generous charcuterie plate is worth sharing.The fish is always a success and the burgers fine. The kitchen take the food seriously enough and in the end it is good value.18/01/2012 00:00:00