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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, great atmosphere. Delicious pie!

Lugina Mcconnell 12 July 2017
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 8456861122
Reservations +44 2077686913

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

3,6 ((()* (based on 606 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (318)
  • lunch (290)
  • value (136)
  • breakfast (123)
  • child friendly (109)
  • afternoon tea (73)
  • al fresco (71)
  • business (70)
  • trendy (61)
  • large parties (45)
  • private dining (31)
  • romantic (15)
  • entertainment (10)
  • views (8)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Christina Metcalfe from Twickenham

    One of the very few places in London where Oldies, like myself, can hear what our friends are saying. Tables not too close, no music blaring, a quiet kitchen and staff not asking you every 10 minutes how the food is!!

  • ((((( 16 July 2017 by Charlotte Davies from London

    Fantastic afternoon tea with very generous portions. Friendly and helpful staff really made our visit special.

  • (((** 14 July 2017 by Louise from London

    Service was indifferent. Food was average. Wouldn't return.

  • ((*** 14 July 2017 by Deborah Price from Brighton

    The service was very good and the situation and layout is great. The food wasn't fantastic and it was overpriced. My salmon salad was sparse, small amount of watercress and peas, some badly cooked potatoes - decent amount of salmon. The sorbet with ginger crunch didn't taste that great or hang together very well.

  • ((((* 13 July 2017 by Susan Bindman from Richmond

    Always enjoy Canteen- have visited many times. This time I chose badly- we had good cod cheeks but as I was not too hungry, I asked for the chicken soup which was thin and without flavour. As I was with a friend who wisely chose the onglet steak and chips, I did not ask for the soup to be returned-- though I am sure they would have done so as they changed my seating when I arrived- staff are always very good there. I had a good time as I was pleased to see my friend.

  • ((((* 12 July 2017 by Steve Watson from London

    Good quality, reasonably priced. Nice, friendly service and the food came very quickly. (Too quickly, perhaps, if we'd been looking for an evening out in a restaurany but as we were dining before going to the theatre it was actually perfect).

  • ((((( 12 July 2017 by Lugina Mcconnell from London

    Good food, great atmosphere. Delicious pie!

  • ((((* 9 July 2017 by Va Harvey from Festival Hall

    V pleasant al fesco supper. Thnx.

  • ((((* 8 July 2017 by Jenny Hoang from London

    Had a table outside, perfect for a hot, sunny evening. Ordered the vegetable pie - generous portion that came with greens and chips or mash. British food at decent value.

  • ((((* 6 July 2017 by Martin Talbot from London

    I've been to Canteen many times and it is excellent.

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