The Waterway

  • By Social Club Member
  • 14 Jun '18
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Maida Vale is such an idyllic location and seemingly made for the summer with the tranquil Regent’s Canal and Little Venice providing a Mediterranean flair. First Restaurant Group have certainly cornered the market in this part of the world with the revamp of their canal-side all-weather terrace at The Waterway.

 

This could be one of London’s best alfresco spots and feels like a hidden gem. 

 

Cocktails are expertly mixed with The Mask consisting of Ketel One Citron shaken with Chambord, elderflower & pineapple juice coming in for high praise. Other cocktails of note include the Carnival with aperol & Antica Formula shaken with fresh orange juice, lime juice vanilla syrup and egg white.

 

Simply fabulous. 

 

But on to the food... Starters are adequately prepared with the smoked salmon & crab being the standout favourite. Fresh and stimulating is the byword for the sashimi avocado tuna tartare and alongside the branded plates presents a nice touch. Mains are not overly ambitious, nor does it need to be. You would almost expect just the usual faire of burgers and steak (which is available) but what you also get is an inspired menu perfect for summer with the seared fillet of tuna melting in the mouth while the lamb shank slid off the bone. 

 

The wine selection is also bold with wines available by the glass and bottle. The Viognier Vin de Pays D’Oc is a terrace friendly wine tasting of apricots, peaches and exotic fruits but the Gavi di Gavi is the obvious standout. If you have room for dessert, the classic chocolate brownie is revived with a chocolate and caramel sauce while the pineapple tart and nougat ice cream works well together. Altogether, a pleasant experience. 

 

Simple cooking presented well along with a spacious terrace has turned this local haunt into a destination restaurant. A must-visit for any time of the year and recommended for members.

 

The Waterway
54 Formosa Street
London, W9 2JU
Tel: 020 7266 3557
Fax: 020 7266 3547
Email: info@thewaterway.co.uk 

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