Kentish Canteen

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Terrific modern European cooking with a southern European tinge. Open every day from 10am to 10.30pm. Expect to spend around £20 or less for three courses, before drinks and service. Shebeen Cocktail Bar downstairs. Fantastic cocktails. Happy hour daily from 5.30 pm - 8 pm Shebeen opens from 5.30 pm - 11.30 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 5.30 pm through 12.30 Friday & Saturdays

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300 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2TG

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+44 (0)20 7485 7331

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Kentish Canteen

300 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town
+44 (0)20 7485 7331
Public transport:
Kentish Town West, National Railway


3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Kentish Canteen

4.0 out of 5 6 March 2014
by Katherine L.

The Kentish Canteen was fairly busy for a Wednesday night! This is one of my locals, although truth be told, I haven't been here very much. To my surprise, the place has improved since my last visit about 6 months ago. The interior was cosy and welcoming, the staff friendly and attentive.

I opted for the Char Grilled Lamb steak with potatoes, curly kale and rosemary jus. It was the best I've...more

4.0 out of 5 9 February 2014
by J P.

Very good food beautifully done.

The decor is great and the staff very capable.

This restaurant is part of the smarter trendiness coming to Kentish Town and I will be going there again.

Most of the staff were friendly, but one lady serving our table did not give that extra personal lovable friendly service, so that is why I could only give it 4 stars.more

3.0 out of 5 19 November 2013
by Carrie B.

I'm writing this about the basement cocktail bar, Shebeen, which doesn't seem to have a separate listing.

I've gone twice - once with my partner and once with a small group - and both times scored a private side room, so points for that. The decor is lovely and it really does feel like a drinking den.

However, I'm deducting points because of my cocktail confusion. The first time I went, I...more

3.0 out of 5 28 March 2013
by Josy A.

Wow. I'm surprised by the huge number of scathing reviews! I quite liked Kentish canteen, and it was a complete bargain when we used a tastecard!

The good(ish):

- The burgers were huuuge! My other half loved his, but I was a little underwhelmed by the teeny amount of blue cheese in mine...I only tasted cheese-joy in one or two bites.

- Mac 'n' cheese - Yum! This side dish was perfect for...more

2.0 out of 5 30 January 2013
by Louisa C.

Oh. How I wanted to love this place. It looks so nice from the outside, and the first time I went I thought the food was the bee's knees. Either I just got lucky or I was high on the euphoria of recently moving to K-Town from Balham (no offence, Balhamites). But having been back a few times since, it's never lived up to expectations. The food is on the pricey side for the area, and frankly you...more