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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

Friendly and efficient service, good food and wines at very reasonable prices.

Beatrice 11 June 2018
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 2076202505
Reservations +44 2077686913

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

3.7 ((()* (based on 762 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (416)
  • lunch (373)
  • value (172)
  • breakfast (151)
  • child friendly (137)
  • al fresco (90)
  • business (90)
  • afternoon tea (86)
  • trendy (86)
  • large parties (65)
  • private dining (41)
  • romantic (23)
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  • luxury (6)
  • ((((* 20 June 2018 by David from London

    Good food but slightly slow service. Décor is a bit tired...

  • (((** 15 June 2018 by Val from London

    Although I had said that a theee year little girl would be with five adults when I booked there wasn't the 'child pack' I expected (because they had 'run out' of them). Had I known before I would have brought paper and pencils. The other item not available was a mocha - out of chocolate powder. Perhaps the alternative should have been complimentary. This was my 73rd birthday and I was treating my family - so disappointing.

  • (((** 13 June 2018 by Stephen from London

    A bit disappointing, to be honest. Food not as delicious as it set out to be and the service was a touch on the supercilious side...

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Beatrice from London

    Friendly and efficient service, good food and wines at very reasonable prices.

  • ((((( 10 June 2018 by Thom from London

    Great menu, spacious tables, great service, great atmosphere

  • ((((* 9 June 2018 by Dominic from London

    Good food. Friendly efficient staff

  • ((((* 8 June 2018 by Peter from LONDON

    Excellent staff and pleasant relaxing ambience. A limited but originally devised menu.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by Ruth from London

    V. slow service, not like Canteen usually, food arrived 50mins after we sat down. V. tasty welsh rarebit, and tables are always spacious

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Basi from London

    It had been a while since I'd been to Canteen but I was pleasantly surprised. Prices seemed to have gone up a bit but so had the quality of the food - the buttermilk chicken bar snacks were astonishingly good and everything else of a high standard. Service was excellent.

  • ((((( 26 May 2018 by Robin from Brighton

    Great menu choice and friendly and efficient service ensured a delicious meal, and no hanging around to pay the bill.

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