Review on The Waterway

Since 2002 The Waterway is one of Maida Vales best neighbourhood restaurants, the location is Little Venice, although a stop on the Grand Union Canal is hardly the Grand Canale. Even so, this re-invented boozer (once the Paddington Stop) now has a great deal going for it. The makeover team have done their stuff here, creating a sleek interior with stripped wood floors and comfy burgundy sofas; the big draw, however, is the vast terrace deck which is definitely 'the place to be' if the barbecue is up-and-running.

The kitchen specialises in eclectic gastropub cooking, in the shape of, say, crispy pork belly with chilli sauce, oven-roasted salmon with butter bean, red pepper and chorizo casserole, and rump of lamb with spiced tomato, okra and saffron crushed potatoes. Desserts tend to follow the seasons: strawberries with pistachio sabayon and strawberry sorbet in summer, rice pudding with plum compote in winter. Sunday lunch is a prime-time family attraction, complete with traditional roasts, Bloody Marys and the papers to read.

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Gastro pub


Mahrez Loukal

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 11.00am (10.00am Sat & Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun)

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Facilities at The Waterway

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly

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The Waterway
54 Formosa Street
Maida Vale
West London
W9 2JU

Nearest tube station: Warwick Avenue

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The Waterway Christmas Menu

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