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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

Excellent friendly manager. Good simple food,fairly priced for London

Graeme Carmichael 19 November 2016
from Norwich

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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 8456861122
Reservations +44 2077686914

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Spitalfields

3.6 ((()* (based on 60 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (27)
  • dinner (24)
  • breakfast (22)
  • large parties (14)
  • value (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • al fresco (10)
  • business (10)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • romantic (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • views (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 8 December 2016 by Rowena Shaw from London

    We had a very nice dinner with drinks. I arrived very early and was able to go to the table well ahead of time and have a drink while waiting for my friend. Plain English food well prepared with massive portions. We both ordered breast of chicken with all the trimmings but each received half a chicken! I couldn't finish mine. We would both go again. Service was fine and it is good that there are no stairs to the loos.

  • ((*** 7 December 2016 by Kirsty Joyce from London

    We were sat on the side of the main restaurant and therefore spent the meal with a number of people queuing to get in stood right next to our table (as well as getting cold from the door opening and closing constantly). Unfortunately due to our location we seemed to have got forgotten about, having to wait 20 minutes before being asked what we want to drink. Small thing but we had to as what the pie/any specials were rather than being directed. Food was good and arrived quickly after ordering. Was disappointed to find a £16 service charge on the bill that was no optional.

  • (((** 5 December 2016 by Ruth Waite from London

    A nice place to have brunch. friendly and efficient staff. Strange that the almond croissants had run out by 11am.
    Everyones breakfast looked tasty. My scrambled egg portion was minute!!
    Overall though , our group of 6 had a nice meal.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Ann Lee from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The staff were lovely and all very helpful which really added to the experience. The main courses were all good, very nicely cooked fish (nice thin crispy batter), wholesome tasty pies and cumberland sausage, although we were all (booking for 4) disappointed with the desserts but we did not let this spoil our time at Canteen.

  • ((((* 19 November 2016 by Graeme Carmichael from Norwich

    Excellent friendly manager. Good simple food,fairly priced for London

  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Kelle Pearce from London

    Great food, slow and frosty service!! Luckily we weren't in a rush so we enjoyed our visit despite the waitresses seeming irritated by us being there or asking for anything.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Emilie Christina from London

    Good food and great service

  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Carleigh Young from London

    It was a nice venue, but it would be great to have a few more gluten free choices! Nice coffee though.

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Karen Bizon from London

    I haven't been to Canteen for years but was glad to return as the breakfast and service couldn't be faulted.

  • ((((( 2 October 2016 by Patricia Quillet from Castres

    Setted in the magicien of Spitafieds market. Very Nice and attentive team. Both salted and suggared food delicious. Scones were a perfect reminder of those eaten years ago. We really enjoyed and be happy to stop there for another afternoon tea in future

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