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Canteen - Spitalfields

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

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Average
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

I took my sister and young nephew at Canteen for afternoon tea and we had a good time. Though we arrived a bit earlier for our booking, the staff made us feel welcome and it was not long until we started enjoying our afternoon tea. It was a very pleasant afternoon indeed.

Laura Bruno 29 June 2017
from Spitalfields in 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

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Customer reviews for Canteen - Spitalfields

3.6 ((()* (based on 81 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (35)
  • dinner (29)
  • breakfast (26)
  • large parties (18)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (14)
  • child friendly (11)
  • al fresco (10)
  • business (10)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • views (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 29 June 2017 by Laura Bruno from Spitalfields in London

    I took my sister and young nephew at Canteen for afternoon tea and we had a good time. Though we arrived a bit earlier for our booking, the staff made us feel welcome and it was not long until we started enjoying our afternoon tea. It was a very pleasant afternoon indeed.

  • ((*** 19 June 2017 by Tony Milanese from london

    there seems to be a trend that main courses come served only warm and more than once we have had to ask for dishes to be reheated. And the desserts in general have been disappointing.

  • ((*** 24 May 2017 by Rebecca Jones from London

    The food was nice and I really enjoyed the coffee. I think we were very unlucky with service and ended up a big neglected if I'm honest. My order arrived with smoked salemon missing, a tea had to be reordered and then came without a cup and we had to ask for the bill 3 times which was disappointing. It wasn't hugely busy. Something to work on.

  • ((((* 15 May 2017 by Philippa Johnson from London

    Food not as hot as usual - also not quite the right order (wrong sauce with steaks and mash not chips served up with pie) but all sorted; everyone very friendly as always and lovely to sit outside. Same pies on menu on both recent visits - please no mince!

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by Melissa Hutchins from London

    Fantastic afternoon tea

  • ((((( 11 May 2017 by Tim Morel from London

    excellent food & service

  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by Philippa Johnson from London

    Old favourite - tasty food in very pleasant surroundings.

  • (**** 5 April 2017 by Simon Coates from London

    Unfortunately our experience wasn't the best. Upon taking our order, we waited 45minutes to then be told that our food still had yet to be started. The restaurant was not busy and no explanation was given. We had to leave Canteen without breakfast as we had to get back to the office. Not impressed at all.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Ben from London

    It was dreadful. The staff were slow, un-attentive and in a virtually empty restaurant they managed to take 50 mins to bring our food, which included a grapefruit that had been cut in half. 50 MINS!?!?
    They also just didn't make one of our dishes so we ended up grabbing a croissant to take away, which took them 10 mins to bring over.
    It's a real shame as i love the feel of this place and the menu, on paper is good, but the execution of the food we got and the service were very poor.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Joanne Henderson from Spittalfield

    Good food large portions, was absolutely stuffed

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