Canada Water Cafe

4.7
208 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
We are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant and cafe open 7 days a week, from early in the morning until dinner. We serve breakfast & brunch as well as an Italian lunch and dinner menu. Our pizza dough, most of our pasta and our delicious dolci are freshly made in-house.
We are located right outside Canada Water Station in London SE16.
What 208 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, quick service and helpful / kind staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service lovely atmosphere. Going again

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AlisonP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff extremely friendly and welcoming, great pizzas.

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hadanicetime
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canada water cafe is the best restaurant in the area. The pizza and wine list are excellent and they frequently have special menus to keep things exciting. They also do a very good coffee and brunch if you're out earlier. We've lived in rotherhithe for 3 years and this is our favourite place to eat out. The staff are also lovely 😊

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ElonaV
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Canada Water cafe was great as usually, but we still miss the shop...
There is any way to have it both somehow?

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AliceP
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating at Canada Water Cafe! Great food, wine, nice service and ambience. The pizzas are excellent - highly recommend.

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LondonTortoise
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back to this neighbourhood gem. Service and food both delightful

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’ve always loved coming here, and the food have been tasty, though not sure if they changed chef, both dishes ordered were tasteless & pasta was uncooked

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AmeC
London
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time! Great ambience, great service. Highly recommended.

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AlessiaC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great italian food! Lovely service and amazing portions, totally recommend

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Rachel111
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we have visited Canada Water Cafe! It definitely didn’t disappoint. Good food, amazing service and nice atmosphere! Will be going back again!

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JulietteM
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly service - we particularly enjoyed the cannelloni and panacotta!

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KEiranM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Really just average food and service. Overpriced for what we got.
Not a place I will remember.
Ambience is very nice.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, I cannot wait for further restrictions to be lifted and you can sit indoors again, the staff as always were the highlight of the evening, hardworking and attentive to our every need

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Tamcc
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place! The service is always great, and fast, the food is delicious as the wine. Would 100% recommend.

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TimothyJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome local spot for tasty Italian food served with style, panache and a smile. Great for dates

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TLAN
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real, authentic Italian food, served in a pleasant courtyard. Service is absolutely faultless - all waiting staff were so accommodating and friendly.

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Amanda
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here with the family

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Meercat
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never lets us down with hearty Italian food. Some great wines available

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CynthiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place!! Food is amazing! Highly recommend, Thank you :)

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Jonathan
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a good price with fantastic friendly service. The heaters and cover were a god send.

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FamilyDining
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really considerate to ensure we had best possible experience outside in extreme weather! Delicious food too

MW
MateoWiegold
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been there several times and I’m a regular, however, this time the food was only OK, not outstanding as other times. Have you changed chefs?

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DominiqueS
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little spot for a authentic Italian. Enjoyed the gluten free pizza!

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MacKenzie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and wine were excellent. I would definitely eat there again. I only gave four stars overall because I found the chairs uncomfortable, and unfortunately the outdoor heater wasn't working.

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Ellie
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canada Water Cafe is a favourite for me and my friend!
They have lovely traditional homemade Italian food and the staff are really friendly and attentive. The outdoor area has about 15 tables and large outdoor fire heaters so you are comfortable to eat outside.

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vipKeith
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good quality food. Lovely service - very friendly, very attentive. What a nice place!

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GaryH
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our favourite local Italian open again outside on its terrace. Well heated, friendly service, good food & dog friendly. Pleased to be back.

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MartinaZ
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Definitely recommend it. Thanks!

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MillieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing time - food and drinks were brought out quickly and the quality was excellent, and the waitresses were so lovely, I absolutely cannot fault them. Have definitely found a new favourite local place!

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place2B
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Given that currently one can only sit outside and it was a very chilly evening, it was a very pleasant couple of hours. The staff were welcoming and service was prompt and efficient.
My dog was made very welcome.

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PalviK
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm gluten free and these were the best GF pizzas I've had! Loved the base, the tomato sauce was tasty and authentic. Recommend the Chianti wine if you like red. Then it was topped off with a delicious dessert of Chocolate almond cake and pistachio ice-cream

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AnaZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They had a problem with the oven and we had to wait a bit for our table but food was Very good as always!

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TGGG
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Gabriela
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, we lobe the food and the ambience, the service is impeccable❤️

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FrancesK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing that I would change is that a number of delivery drivers kept coming in and leaning on our table/putting their bags on the other end. The waiter came to stop one of them but it happened a few times

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AnaZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good food!
The staff is very attentive and the lasagna and panesu are delicious!

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AbiB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food & some lovely Christmas menu offerings too. Nice cocktails but don’t be afraid to minimise the list to keep it all ‘in season’!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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Marek
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner and cocktails.

FAQs

Canada Water Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Canada Water Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.