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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.

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

Deborah Hayes 20 August 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, therapy room and art gallery, this quirky, vintage-style hideaway is alive with creativity.

Options such as roasted rabbit loin with blackberry jus, forest mushroom, potato cake and shredded savoy comprise the Canvas & Cream menu, which changes seasonally. Passion fruit daiquiri panna cotta is just one of the tempting puddings, and sinful aperitifs include the gin-based Roseberry Ruin. For lunch, lighter options such as squid with sesame teriyaki and leeks are on offer.

Canvas & Cream in South London boasts a laidback café, serving delights like gluten-free banana bread, and an array of English and American breakfast goods. 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 34 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • breakfast (27)
  • lunch (21)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • child friendly (15)
  • trendy (15)
  • dinner (12)
  • romantic (10)
  • value (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Patience Mclean from London

    Lovely quirky restaurant, the service was a bit slow, but luckily we were not in a rush....The burgers were amazing, and I will definitely be back to sample some cocktails! It's a pity that it doesn't stay open later in the evenings....

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Carol from London

    really enjoyed it excellent service thought it was a little pricey for brunch though!

  • ((((* 6 February 2017 by Amanda Thomas from Derby

    Really enjoyed atmosphere and food good. Service was a bit slow but restaurant was really busy.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Claire from London

    We came at 11am on Saturday for brunch. The food was excellent - we had kedgeree and halloumi with avocado and egg. Perfectly poached eggs and nice sourdough toast. The flat white was also great. Lovely ambience to the room and liked the quirky decor. I would definitely come again, and hopefully sample one of the very enticing cakes next time.

  • ((((( 3 January 2017 by Rex from Brighton

    Fantastic brunch as usual. Very friendly staff.

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