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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

Good food, excellent service.

Susie 10 August 2018
from South Bank

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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 789 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (432)
  • lunch (390)
  • value (177)
  • breakfast (158)
  • child friendly (141)
  • business (97)
  • al fresco (93)
  • trendy (90)
  • afternoon tea (88)
  • large parties (69)
  • private dining (42)
  • romantic (23)
  • entertainment (19)
  • views (13)
  • luxury (8)
  • ((((* 18 August 2018 by Susan from Kingston on Thames

    really enjoyable lunch. Good menu options and well priced. Service was attentive

  • ((((( 13 August 2018 by Michael from Caernarfon

    had the fish and chips, very nice, crispy batter, and the mushy peas very tasty.

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by John from London

    Very nice service. Good food. Excellent staff.

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Susie from South Bank

    Good food, excellent service.

  • ((((* 9 August 2018 by Angela from London

    Staff are great and very attentive, without being intrusive. Rather hot in the restaurant even with doors open that night. Is there air conditioning? Chairs are very hard and uncomfortable. Perhaps that is a ploy to make people hurry out! Toilets could be monitored a little better - sometimes there is a bit of a mess on the floor.

    Food is excellent as is choice. Enjoyable evening. Will go again.

  • ((((* 6 August 2018 by Christine from London

    Excellent weekend brunch!
    Friendly and efficient staff made our visit.

  • ((((* 5 August 2018 by Helen from London

    Fish & chips and fish dishes generally very good. Good atmosphere and service.

  • ((((( 3 August 2018 by Amanda from London

    I don't normally leave reviews but we had an excellent experience eating here with unexpectedly little time pre-theatre this week. Good wide terrace for eating outside, and super helpful staff: our waiter was really outstanding making sure everything came quickly so that we got to the theatre in time. Risotto was delicious.

  • (((** 31 July 2018 by Adrian from Sheffield

    Unfortunately I had my mobile phone stolen from off the table by a woman begging in the restaurant.

  • ((((* 30 July 2018 by Ann from London

    The restaurant was light and airy. Menu was a bit limited but service was quick and very friebd. Good value overall bearing in mind it’s location.

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