I spent a lovely evening at The Summerhouse in Little Venice with friends back in September.
This restaurant is such a cute little slice of summer all year round. Just look how pretty it is:
The Summerhouse is a 10 minute walk from Warwick Avenue tube and is literally on the water’s edge of the Grand Union Canal. I hadn’t even heard of Little Venice before I went to The Summerhouse, but turns out that it’s in the very beautiful (and posh!) Maida Vale. The walk from the tube goes quickly when you’re busy admiring the houses!
You’ll find the restaurant tucked away down a quiet road. Informal and a little different, this place has got the costal vibe NAILED.
The Summerhouse has nautical themed décor everywhere you turn, giving a lovely quaint and summery feel. One side of the restaurant is open to the canal but has plastic windows and rugs to wrap up in if you get chilly, so you can enjoy watching the narrow boats chug by. I imagine on a warm evening they open the windows up to give an even better view of the canal.
The Summerhouse specialises in fresh fish and seafood – they had an amazing selection on the menu, including: lobster, sea bass, prawns and a catch of the day. I couldn’t decide between a few dishes, but when I caught sight of the enormous traditional fish and chips on someone else’s table, my stomach was sold.
I was stuffed after my fish and chips, but obviously I wasn’t going to leave without having pudding. This baby is the Knickerbocker Glory:
Isn’t it glorious? It tasted amazing too.
I’ll definitely be heading back to The Summerhouse soon for a good fix of stripes, fish and ice cream.