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The Summerhouse

#1,193 of 17,073 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Paddington / Maida Vale
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60 Blomfield road, London W9 2PA, England
+44 20 7286 6752
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

There are spacious, attractive tables bordering the canal. We were seated in the remainder which are crowded into into a corner where it is hot, stuffy and noisy. Before our food arrived, as there were now empty tables by the canal, we asked to be moved. The request was declined by the manager whose response was that "everyone will want... More 

Thank Ian S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Summerhouse on a Saturday afternoon with my husband and 4 month old daughter. We arrived without a reservation and was met by a young girl at the front of house who was busy styling her hair when we arrived... I asked for a table for two and she asked if we had a reservation. When I explained we... More 

Thank Newleywedsontour
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for taking some time to leave us feedback, and I’m glad that you enjoyed your food. I apologise that you felt that you weren’t greeted as you expected by front of house staff, and I will investigate this further for you. Over the summer months, we are often incredibly busy, and delays in drinks and food service... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to the Summerhouse when visiting our son in London. Both previous occasions have been good but sadly this Saturdays was not! We booked a table for 6.30 and on arrival were told they needed the table by 8.30. Food was good but my cheese board final course of 6 biscuits and five slithers of cheese... More 

Thank Wanderer1949
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much for taking the time to send us some feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your third visit to the Summerhouse, as much as your first two! Due to the popularity of the Summerhouse, especially during the summer months, and with most successful restaurants, a time restriction is given on the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went as two couples and manged a canal side table. Very popular deservedly as food and service is great.

Thank davidm5434
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As Americans visiting London, we never would have found this neighborhood gem in Little Venice had it not been for the recommendation of a local friend. Such a lovely ambience on the canal - friendly service and great food. Not a wonder it was absolutely booked solid on a Tuesday night! So if you are looking for someplace "out of... More 

Thank BillAndVito
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting. Service v slow. Waitress didn't speak English well enough. Time waiting for main course unacceptably long. Sole was very salty. Spinach was grainy. The manager was too intent on winning an argument, rather than listening to our concerns- and still had the cheek to try charge service. I will never go there again.

2 Thank Gary H
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Hello Gary, I am terribly sorry to hear about the experience you had when you visited the Summerhouse. I apologise profusely and would like to explain the reasoning behind the slow service and the wait for food. The evening that you visited us was particularly busy due to the unexpected hot temperatures in London, which did not bode well with... More 

Southampton, UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here with friends. Good food, good service, good atmosphere, good location. Plenty to watch on the canal. Ideal for summer. One of London's little hidden gems.

Thank ikmoules
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Thank you- we hope to see you again soon! More 

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is great - food, staff and atmosphere are all brilliant! The restaurant is situated on the edge of the canal with a picturesque view of the water and boats. We had requested a table by the window and were lucky to get this. However, I would have been happy anywhere in the restaurant. We arrived slightly early and... More 

Thank Hope V
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Summerhouse! More 

Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a table right on the river which was nice. We were able to watch the ducks, fish & paddle boarders float by while we ate. Most of their dishes are fish/seafood selections. The sea bass and the salmon cakes were particularly good. For dessert, we tried something we had only heard about...Eton Mess. (Google why it is called... More 

Thank J144man
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the eton mess, that is one of our favourites! Thank you for the lovely feedback and we look forward to seeing you again at the Summerhouse! More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard of the food is never disappointing @The Summerhouse. I have been coming here foe some time now and always choose clam chowder for a starter + lobster for main. The quality of food is great and this is the reason why The Summerhouse remains their clientele. This is my regular place for clam chowder lobster fix! Staff is friendly... More 

Thank K J G
Rachel J, Marketing Manager at The Summerhouse, responded to this review

Hello- thank you for your kind words, the Clam Chowder is one of my favourites too! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $38
Seafood, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Blomfield road, London W9 2PA, England
  • Public Transportation: Warwick Avenue is the closest underground station and Royal Oak is a 10 minute walk away. Buss routes 6, 414, 187, 36 and 18 are all close by.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Neighborhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7286 6752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?