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Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday & Friday: 09:30 - 21:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00.

Fab restaurant. Great food and staff.

Jane Stephenson 21 December 2017
from London

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Built by the public as an artistic project, Canvas & Cream is a charming community hub in Forest Hill. Combining a café, restaurant, events space, therapy room and home to C&C Gallery, this quirky, vintage-style hideaway is alive with creativity.

Proper cooked breakfasts from Full English through to vegan share the menu with favourites such as thick maple syrup pancakes, smoked haddock kedgeree, and eggs Benedict or Florentine. Brunch is served all day but popular lunch choices include homemade spiced chickpea burgers with sweet pickled red cabbage, crunchy spiced teriyaki squid, fresh falafel wrap or The Canvas & Cream beef burger. The meat is supplied by The Artisan Butchers in Peckham, fish responsibly sourced by Southbank Fresh Fish and fresh vegetables by Greens of New Convent Garden.

Canvas & Cream in South London boasts a laidback café, serving delights from Japanese Cherry Flower Green Tea & Fresh Ground Monmouth Coffee to Meantime Pale Ale & excellent made to order cocktails. Wander the art gallery or treat yourself to a therapy session.

A community-based restaurant complete with garden for summertime dining, Canvas & Cream is just a 1-minute walk from Forest Hill Station.

Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

Contact +44 2086999589

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Customer reviews for Canvas & Cream

4.3 (((() (based on 39 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • breakfast (28)
  • lunch (24)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • child friendly (16)
  • trendy (15)
  • dinner (13)
  • romantic (11)
  • value (10)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • views (1)
  • (((** 19 February 2018 by Maud Thompson from London

    The atmosphere, the décor and the food are excellent at this restaurant. However, the service was very slow.

  • (((** 22 January 2018 by Mark from London

    Been several times before and it's usually good but this was the worst so far. It was Saturday at 11am and so it was quite busy but the welcome was far from warm. After 15 minutes of being seated I had to ask for menus. It was well over half an hour before we got drinks and over an hour before we got food. Will think twice about going here again at this time.

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Jennifer Rocker from Lindon


  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Jane Stephenson from London

    Fab restaurant. Great food and staff.

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Carolyn Denne from London

    Very enjoyable Sunday brunch on a snowy day to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was good. Only query was from a vegetarian in our party who was not sure that avocado and baked beans went together too well. Otherwise very pleasant.

  • ((((* 3 November 2017 by Judith Brassington from Londin

    Great tapas menu. The food was good and all the staff very friendly. The dishes appeared in ones or twos, instead of all together usually happens, but that allowed us to savour each as it came. We waited a while at the end for the pork stew, which then failed to materialise. However, after apologies, we were offered free coffees. The offer at the moment is 6 tapas plus 2 drinks for 2 for £40-well worth it!

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Deborah Hayes from London

    Very good food and service. Very accommodating with switching items etc. Would definitely recommend to others!

  • ((((* 26 June 2017 by Juliet Harshaw from London

    Really delicious food, good service and a lovely garden to sit in.

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by Yvonne Herbert from Surrey

    All four of us thought it was excellent. Varued menu, good service and very interesting problems

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Rosanna Cross from London

    Cute place with quirky furnishings and a local, relaxed atmosphere - the service was friendly and our brunch was absolutely delicious.

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