The Waterway

54 Formosa Street
Maida Vale, London
W9 2JU
Tel: 020 7266 3557 or check availability and book online
Warwick Avenue 0.3 miles

Fine food with plenty of outdoor seating in a pleasant location by the canal.

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Had a great meal here on Sunday. The weather wasn't great but we decided to sit outside anyway. It got too cold for one of my guests and the manager kindly moved us to a table inside. This is my 5th visit and it's nice to see some familiar staff faces and the manager with the beard is the same - consistency in a restaurant, who would have thought?! The menu outside isn't that big or exciting but for a lazy lunch still hit the spot. Will go back and hopefully the weather will be better.

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 by easyiron, 01 Jun 2010
We went to this pub on the hottest day of the year so far and what a disappointing experience! The general atmosphere was pleasant, the food was good but very average - nothing amazing considering the steep prices - but the staff were forgetful, really unfriendly and incredibly unhelpful. Not to mention having to ask for our drinks over and over again as our waitress would just forget to bring things!

We started off by ordering the brunch, served till 1pm. At 12.50 we called the waitress over to place the order and were told that no more orders for brunch were being taken. Firstly, it was not yet 1pm; secondly, if they were so busy they couldn't cope then it would have been nice to have been informed about brunch orders closing so we could have made the order in time...

We were a large group and spent a lot of money with the restaurant. After being there a good couple of hours we asked if we could move to a free table in the shade as we had one of the only tables in the blazing sun and were all geting sunburt. The rather unaccommodating watiress told us she couldn't move us as the table was reserved (all she needed to do was move us, clean our table and have another free table?!). You would think after the business we had given them they may have been slightly more friendly and accommodating but I guess this was just too much to expect from a place trying to establish a new, better image.

Shall not be going back, nor recommending The Waterway to anybody.

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 by sfsfsf, 24 May 2010
We went for Sunday lunch and were very disappointed. The food was absolutely awful. Such a shame, as it's a great location on a summer's day!

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 by .kim bush (2 reviews), 14 Oct 2008
Staff and food were fantastic. Only grumble: plate was cold.

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 by mrninja, 28 Feb 2008
This place used to be awful but it's getting better. The food is pretty impressive and reasonably priced, and you can't beat the location in the summer.

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 by missfine (24 reviews), 19 Jun 2007
Nice location, shame about the staff. Expect the extremely rude staff to ruin your night!

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 by Anonymous, 07 Aug 2006
Damn nice pub, if a little condescending to younger customers.

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 by Edmund (2 reviews), 06 Dec 2004

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