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 (USD16.59) per diner
Average food spend: £32.00 (USD48.26) per diner

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

3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Canteen

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

3.0 out of 5 25 March 2015
by Dominique G.

A convenient location, and a bit different to the nearby chains, but be sure to choose carefully.

Ate here on a Wednesday night as a medium-sized group (9) for a friend's leaving do. Service was pretty slow: almost 90 minutes for mains.

The devilled kidneys had the wrong proportions. Very meagre slice of toast (which disintegrates into mush in the sauce) with four kidneys. The mushrooms...more

5.0 out of 5 22 July 2013
by Emma M.

I have to say, the staff here were brilliant. I sat outside with my friend just having (scrummy!) coffee, and even though lots of people arrived for lunch and it was a beautiful day, they didn't hurry us up or make us feel that we had to order food at all. In fact, we were so engrossed that it took us longer than it should for us to realise that we should probably give our table up. But at no...more

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