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Canteen - Spitalfields

2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DW +44 2077686914

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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

It’s was the ideal place to have English breakfast.

Yuika Suzuki 06 March 2018
from London

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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 2073778037
Reservations +44 2077686914

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Spitalfields

3.5 ((()* (based on 92 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (39)
  • dinner (32)
  • breakfast (27)
  • large parties (19)
  • value (16)
  • afternoon tea (15)
  • trendy (15)
  • business (13)
  • child friendly (13)
  • al fresco (12)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • views (4)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 6 March 2018 by Yuika Suzuki from London

    It’s was the ideal place to have English breakfast.

  • (**** 22 February 2018 by Matt Butter from London

    Very disappointing dining experience. Staff were disengaged, inattentive and not familiar with the menu. Food was very poor. I ordered the fish of the day (plaice) and for £13.50 with no sides received a very bony, watery, poor quality and poorly cooked piece of fish - probably the worst I have had anywhere, let alone at a medium-priced restaurant that supposedly focuses on quality ingredients. My companion had mediocre sausage and mash with watery and underseasoned gravy. The restaurant was not busy at all so no excuses. The drinks list is good but overpriced. We decided to cut our losses and have dessert elsewhere. At this price point there is a lot of very good food in London. I won't be going back to Canteen and would not recommend it to anyone. Wouldn't be surprised if something else takes it place at Spitalfields in the coming months.

  • ((((* 2 December 2017 by Derek john Day from WARE


  • ((((* 25 November 2017 by Derek Davies from London

    A generally good experience, a shame in some ways that there didn't seem to be that many people using the restaurant.

    I was working in London for a few days and went out with 3 colleagues to the restaurant. We all enjoyed the food and drinks, especially the freshly squeezed Orange Juice and everyone agreed that the portion size and prices were spot on.

    The only niggle was that the servers, despite the relative lack of diners, weren't on the ball so in the end two of the party decided they wouldn't have the sweet that they had originally planned to. They were OK with it but if this happens regularly the restaurant would lose valuable revenue.

  • ((*** 14 November 2017 by Claire from London

    Good service, but disappointed by the food

  • ((*** 2 November 2017 by Ange from London

    If you are planning on having a Sunday roast dinner here...... DON'T! My partner ordered a roast beef dinner which had clearly been re-heated. The roast beef was in fact a very cheap cut of frying beef which was overcooked and could not be cut into (even with a steak knife). The 'duck fat' roast potatoes were so rock hard that it was impossible to cut into them. I would have rather had a roast at a Weatherspoons.

    The only postitive was the serving staff who extremely helpful and very attentative.

  • (**** 13 October 2017 by Carolyn Buck from Newcastle upon Tyne

    It was absolutely hopeless . We ordered drinks then asked for them again and again and again . No smoothies because they had run out of bananas . Hopeless hopeless hopeless.

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Alan from London

    Great food and service. Simple menu, well done. Reasonable pricing.

  • ((((* 11 September 2017 by Cheryl Randall from London

    Pleasant surroundings. A good eat - nothing fancy just good honest food. Personally I found the food very good and large helpings. Cannot fault it. Reasonably priced but the drinks bumped the bill up quite substantially. Service was good and friendly.

  • (**** 18 August 2017 by Raphaelle Conte from London

    Quantity were extremely small for the price paid.
    Food was not really tasty.

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