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Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday to Saturday: 09:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

Really lovely gem of a place. Spacious with a lovely garden. Charming with great food. I had the halloumi breakfast and loved it.

mssuzylee 19 July 2016
from London

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Built by the public as an artistic project, Canvas & Cream is a charming community hub in Forest Hill. Combining a café, restaurant, therapy room and art gallery, this quirky, vintage-style hideaway is alive with creativity.

Options such as roasted rabbit loin with blackberry jus, forest mushroom, potato cake and shredded savoy comprise the Canvas & Cream menu, which changes seasonally. Passion fruit daiquiri panna cotta is just one of the tempting puddings, and sinful aperitifs include the gin-based Roseberry Ruin. For lunch, lighter options such as squid with sesame teriyaki and leeks are on offer.

Canvas & Cream in South London boasts a laidback café, serving delights like gluten-free banana bread, and an array of English and American breakfast goods. Wander the art gallery, or treat yourself to a therapy session.

A community-based restaurant complete with garden for summertime dining, Canvas & Cream is just a 1-minute walk from Forest Hill Station.

Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

Contact +44 2086999589

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Customer reviews for Canvas & Cream

4.3 (((() (based on 22 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • breakfast (16)
  • lunch (13)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (9)
  • trendy (9)
  • romantic (6)
  • value (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • business (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Eve Collins from London

    Excellent food on a beautiful venue.

  • ((((( 19 July 2016 by mssuzylee from London

    Really lovely gem of a place. Spacious with a lovely garden. Charming with great food. I had the halloumi breakfast and loved it.

  • ((*** 7 July 2016 by Mark Batty from London

    It was okay. Overpriced for the quality. All 8 dishes were pretty mediocre. Staff was okay.
    I strongly object to their 12.5% discretionary tip they add to the bill. That was outrageous!
    Won't be back.

  • (((** 7 July 2016 by Lynne Rooke from Forest Hill

    Great to enjoy the patio - needs a coat of white paint though.
    You always seem short of staff and sometimes the staff you have are not fluent in English or know the menu. However the chef who was doing stand in waiter service was attentive.
    I didn't understand why my burger - no bun, no chips - salad in lieu) cost £12 whilst my friend who chose salmon looked to have better value for less cost (can't remember now how much less).

  • ((((( 4 July 2016 by Rebecca Potts from London

    Delicious food and the waitress was absolutely delightful! A perfect place for brunch.

  • ((*** 1 June 2016 by Michael from London

    We had to wait 20 minutes for our drinks to be given to us, and almost an hour for the food - and when it did turn up only three out of the four dishes turned up, so one of our party ended up eating alone when the fourth dish finally arrived. Only when we requested that the service charge be removed from the bill (and we were surprised to see it automatically added given our experience) were we told that they were a chef down. We would've been perfectly happy to wait for our food - as it was a bank holiday Sunday morning so were in no particular hurry - but it would've been nice to be warned that this may happen. It would also have been good for all four dishes to be brought out at the same time.

  • ((*** 31 May 2016 by Shannon Williamson from Chislehurst

    Grossly overpriced and under par sausage bap. Won't be returning

  • ((((( 3 May 2016 by Hannah Hanford from London

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( 3 May 2016 by Lara Orioke from London

    I love C&C. It's just so fabulous. Food, service, the shabby chic decor, everything! I had birthday brunch yesterday and it wasn't it's usual busy Sunday as the weather was glorious but it was still perfect. In fact I loved it better. The food was excellent and we had a celebratory glass of prosecco at the end of the meal. Highly recommended and inexpensive too which is always a bonus. A fabulous place to go in forest hill.

  • ((((* 3 May 2016 by Loretta Hopewell from London

    Excellent food great service great atmosphere

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