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.

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Average main course: £11.00 (USD13.46) per diner
Average food spend: £32.00 (USD39.15) per diner

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

3.5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Canteen

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

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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