Featuring quirky retro styling and a buzzy vibe throughout, Canteen - Royal Festival Hall champions 'great British food'. From hearty breakfasts and nostalgic afternoon teas through to warming pies and roasts with traditional trimmings, Canteen is renowned for its wholesome, no-nonsense menu. Green upholstered booths and vintage school-canteen furnishings evoke a trendy retro feel, whilst a lively bar serves up an accomplished contemporary drinks list.


Average main course: £11.00 (USD13.85) per diner
Average food spend: £32.00 (USD40.28) per diner

Venue Details & Map


Southbank Centre Square
Belvedere Road
+44 (0)845 686 1122

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 48 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Canteen

2.0 out of 5 29 October 2016
by Kenneth W.

Average food, and setting, but it is on the pricey side. Guess they think they can charge anything for the venue goers.more

2.0 out of 5 18 August 2016
by Ella F.

Uniformly mediocre meal- the meal arrived cold- steak frites are hard to mess up that badly. The mushy peas were cold and tasted very strongly of vinegar. The Eton mess consisted of meringue and cream with sugary sauce- not a fresh berry in sight. Awful, noisy and poorly executed. Give it a miss.more

4.0 out of 5 17 January 2016
by Paul R.

Very touristy because of location. We were there at xmas and it was so busy and noisy.

Food was great for being in such a high turnover venue. The staff deserve battle pay for the chaos and crowds that they endure.more

5.0 out of 5 6 July 2015
by Charlotte J.

This place does the best scones with beautiful jam and clotted cream at a very reasonable price of £5!more

4.0 out of 5 22 May 2015
by Helena D.

Sunday roast with a giant Yorkshire pud, need I say more. When this delight was brought to the table, I couldn't help but smile - beef, gravy, baby carrots, roast potatoes, greens and the epic Yorkshire pudding. This was certainly a tasty Sunday roast.

My friend and I were fortunate to have some beautiful sunshine too, so we sat outside - al fresco Sunday roast, what could be more perfect?!...more

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