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 (USD14.02) per diner
Average food spend: £32.00 (USD40.78) 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

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

3.0 out of 5 27 May 2015
by Rebecca P.

I visited Canteen's Royal Festival Hall location on Sunday the 24 May 2015 in a group of eight people. I have previously eaten at this location and struggled to get a big group into the restaurant without a reservation, but it was easy to make one online a few days in advance.. The food at Canteen is ideal for groups of all ages as they offer children's portions of any dish at half price and...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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