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Canteen - Spitalfields

2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DW +44 2077686914

((()* British
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

Good food large portions, was absolutely stuffed

Joanne Henderson 27 March 2017
from Spittalfield

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Weaving together old-school charm and trendy design, the Canteen Spitalfields in central London boasts fresh British food in an inviting glass structure, with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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.

The popular bar at Canteen – Spitalfields offers a meticulously-compiled wine list, innovative Cockney-themed cocktails and locally-brewed ciders and beers. Baked in-house, the cakes in the afternoon tea are augmented by homely sandwiches, hand-roasted coffees and rare teas.

Nestled amongst the business and liveliness of Bishopsgate, the Canteen – Spitalfields is just a 7-minute walk from Aldgate East Train Station.

Canteen - Spitalfields

2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DW

Contact +44 2073778037
Reservations +44 2077686914

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Spitalfields

3.6 ((()* (based on 74 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (32)
  • dinner (27)
  • breakfast (24)
  • large parties (17)
  • value (14)
  • trendy (13)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • al fresco (10)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (10)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • views (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 5 April 2017 by Simon Coates from London

    Unfortunately our experience wasn't the best. Upon taking our order, we waited 45minutes to then be told that our food still had yet to be started. The restaurant was not busy and no explanation was given. We had to leave Canteen without breakfast as we had to get back to the office. Not impressed at all.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Ben from London

    It was dreadful. The staff were slow, un-attentive and in a virtually empty restaurant they managed to take 50 mins to bring our food, which included a grapefruit that had been cut in half. 50 MINS!?!?
    They also just didn't make one of our dishes so we ended up grabbing a croissant to take away, which took them 10 mins to bring over.
    It's a real shame as i love the feel of this place and the menu, on paper is good, but the execution of the food we got and the service were very poor.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Joanne Henderson from Spittalfield

    Good food large portions, was absolutely stuffed

  • ((((* 1 March 2017 by Gillian Mckay from London

    Food of good quality, vegetarian choice a little limited and not great if you don't like kale or mushrooms - but at least they are more imaginative in their vegetarian cookery than to offer pasta or risotto as the veggie main.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by James Glass from London

    Five of us ate at Canteen last night and it was a perfectly good evening. For a mid range restaurant chain the food was very good, service was excellent and the overall experience was very good.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Claire from London

    Lovely, good value afternoon tea.

  • ((*** 7 February 2017 by Caesar Andrews from London

    The service was good. My companion enjoyed his food. Unfortunately I found the pancakes to be very dense and did not like the fact that the syrup did not come on the side. The place itself was very nice.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Cynthia Cary from London

    Lovely location for a meet up.

  • ((*** 9 January 2017 by Shirley Watson from London

    Very disappointing. We took some foreign visitors to the restaurant to provide them with a positive experience of England but they probably went away with a bad experience of Canteen! The restaurant was very cold and we were told the heating was not working. The waitress who served us had an inadequate command of English and also did not understand the menu, several times categorically telling us that "greens" was salad even though we said we thought it would be cooked veg. Also, she got the drinks order wrong and also the dessert order. She was not helpful generally. The toilets were not good and the gents had a ladies sanitary bin in it. The food was just about ok in that it was edible (but my husband has indigestion during the night) but not good value. The restaurant had only a few diners and so the atmosphere was not very inviting.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Jill Broadley from Romford

    Good service and good food

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