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Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX +44 2077686913

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  • Canteen - Royal Festival Hall - London
Main course: £11
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00

Informal with tasty menu selection. Great place to meet friends for a catch up and and bite. Great menu range for light bite or stuff out.

DB 07 June 2017
from London

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Trendy, yet with retro charm, the Canteen Royal Festival Hall showcases great British cuisine. Boasting this vintage food in a sleek setting, you can relax and refresh yourself in the well-heeled and iconic South Bank.

Keeping to time-honoured traditions, the Canteen menu offers a range of wholesome, no-nonsense classics. Daily pies and seasonal sausages are on offer, as well as favourites like macaroni cheese or battered fish and chips. Puddings are similarly indulgent and old school, with offerings like apple pie and custard, or gingerbread with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

An ever-bustling bar at Canteen – Royal Festival Hall offers fine wines, inventive Cockney-themed cocktails and locally-brewed ciders and beers. Homemade cakes, hand-roasted coffees and rare teas populate the afternoon tea, indicative of all the fresh ingredients used at the restaurant.

Located by the riverside in the landmark Royal Festival Hall, the Canteen is perfectly placed to further explore central London, and is just a 3-minute walk from Waterloo Train Station.

Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Contact +44 8456861122
Reservations +44 2077686913

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

3.6 ((()* (based on 587 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • (((** 21 June 2017 by Elizabeth Jones from London

    We had a good time but the service was really slow, to the extent that we had to rush over the last part. When it came it was pleasant, but they didn't keep an eye on us.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Jackie Malton from Guildford

    Sat outside under the shade with a cool breeze.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Anthony Wilkey from Birmingham

    Our 5th visit to this restaurant. Sat outside on a hot night. Excellent pie and chips as usual although the seasonal vegetables were only a large lump of cabbage.

  • (**** 20 June 2017 by Ian Macewan from London

    The decor is rather shabby looking and the food not great considering the prices. Good service though.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Clare Patterson from Cologne

    Very good breakfast options, delicious food

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Simon Henley from Monmouth

    Nice food - nothing extra special but very pleasant and r3asonably priced for the location. Lacked a bit of finesse - no chocolate sprinkled on Cappucino, "celery" with cheese turned out to be no more than a celery flower, but generally ok

  • (((** 13 June 2017 by J Medina from London

    Booking was easy, food was good but it's far too expensive. £15.50 for a portion of fish and Chips. It wasn't anymore special than fish and chips anywhere else. Lunch was £85 for 2. 2 x fish and chips, a green salad, and drinks. It's a good location but won't be back.

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Sue Jeffries from London

    Food ok, chicken pie pastry was disappointing - def felt like it was micro-waved. Good mojito.

  • (((** 7 June 2017 by TJL from London

    Lovely afternoon tea. Service rather poor despite the restaurant being very quiet.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Mavis Cheek from London

    The wine (house white) hadn't been chilled and was kind of warm. Shame. I always try to have the pie - with mash and greens. This time the pie was fine but the greens were a little too al dente. Friend had onglet steak and chips which he finished off so must have been OK - and he had icecream which made him very happy. The music came on a bit too loud at one point (we had to raise our voices to be heard across the table) but it was turned down eventually. Nice service

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