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Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

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

((()* British
Average
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

we had the February Special whoch was delicious
excellent, efficient, friendly and quick service which was just what we required as we were going on to the theatre

Linda Summers 18 February 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
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Customer reviews for Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

3.6 ((()* (based on 454 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (238)
  • lunch (218)
  • value (103)
  • breakfast (98)
  • child friendly (82)
  • business (58)
  • afternoon tea (51)
  • al fresco (51)
  • trendy (45)
  • large parties (35)
  • private dining (24)
  • romantic (9)
  • entertainment (8)
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  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by HM from London

    Really friendly service, lovely atmosphere and tasty food. No black pudding was a bit of a shame and the food - whilst perfectly decent - doesn't blow your socks enough. Equally, it doesn't need to for the prices that are charged. We stayed and had multiple coffees and teas - although my flat white was a bit latte-ish. Never felt rushed or like they needed to turn the table. We'll be back.

  • (((** 19 February 2017 by jo newson from London

    Food was lovely. There were 5 children in our party of 9 and everyone enjoyed their meal. My son said it was his best fish and chips ever! Service was very slow and at lunchtime on a Saturday they had run out of some of the puddings.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Linda Summers from London

    we had the February Special whoch was delicious
    excellent, efficient, friendly and quick service which was just what we required as we were going on to the theatre

  • (((** 16 February 2017 by Emma Ste from London

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  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Ian Shaw from London

    Food and service were excellent as was the atmosphere.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Julia Brooke from New Forest

    We had a lovely lunch - three former BBC gals who get together once or twice a year - this has become our favourite London venue. Apart from being a lovely restaurant with great food, service and atmosphere, it's also in a great area plus has great transport links. Looking forward to the next time!

  • ((*** 14 February 2017 by Rashad Braimah from London

    We took clients here for breakfast and my colleague found a hair in her food.
    Staff were very abrupt and kept on interrupting our work conversation mid-flow.
    Took ages to get the bill.
    Generally an average experience.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Jessica Weaver from London

    Very good! Nice food and great service

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Barbara Beal from Croydon

    Great atmosphere and great food.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Jason Black from London

    Nice interior and friendly service. The food is a little overpriced for what it is but overall...no complaints.

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