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Canteen - Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 845 685 1122
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England
Neighborhood: Southbank
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a chicken and mushroom pie with mash, it was good, tasty, but a bit overpriced for what it is!!!

Thank fabenes450
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Café enjoys a splendid view of the River Thames, looking towards the Victoria Embankment on the northern bank. It is used by visitors to the Royal Festival Hall as well as casual by-passers of the Southbank. Usual café fare.

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good lunch menu but unfortunately the food when it arrived was not piping hot, and one of our orders, a fish finger sandwich came without the bread. It was speedily rectified. The steaks were good quality, but spolit by being barely warm.

Thank JackieHx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for ages. First visit recently with friends as we had been to an event at the BFI. It was Saturday evening and it was not busy The menu was not inspiring. It read like a pub menu from 20 years...More

Thank Uday T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I used to come here for coffee and dinner several times a year when visiting South bank. This week we were charged 60p extra on our bill for a small amount of cold milk. Not a latte or a cappucino just a...More

Thank prettyfishes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asparagus starter - woody, undercooked, oversalted - in a heavyhanded hollandaise. Chicken and mushroom pie as main - nice filling, but strangely tough pastry - greens (undercooked, oversalted - a theme emerging here), OK chips. OK cheese plate. A glass of quite dull Malbec. Service...More

Thank JM49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food here is well priced for the quality & the slightly set back location makes it a great spot on the Southbank for a catch up. Service was excellent - our waiter Simone was friendly, attentive & helpful. A lovely place!

1  Thank DaisyK17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simone our waiter was really attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and service quick. Will come again.

1  Thank sen1012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple decors and serving everyday British food...average taste. Wine prices was on the expensive side.

Thank swan9995
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Four of us had lunch at this restaurant on Easter Sunday. It was very nice there - peaceful and unhurried with families like ours choosing it as a good central meeting place close to main line train communications . We sat at a table by...More

Thank Mark Benjamin L
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England (Formerly The Canteen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +44 845 685 1122