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Guide to Canteen British Restaurant in Waterloo, London

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The Southbank
The Southbank

Canteen is a small British restaurant chain that has become a true London favourite in the last few years. The ethos of the restaurant is to serve classic British foods throughout the day. On the menu you will find daily changing pies, full English breakfasts, roast dinners and sausage rolls. This traditional fayre is served in a modern setting, with large glass windows, stainless steel seating and stark lighting. A large outdoor terrace area makes the restaurant a suitable place to head to for a spot of al fresco dining. The restaurant is located in the Royal Festival Hall building - one of the important buildings along the Southbank. Canteen's location makes it a good place to head to if you are planning on a day or evening out on the Southbank.

Canteen Restaurant at the Royal Festival Hall
Canteen Restaurant at the Royal Festival Hall

If you are planning a meal at Canteen restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall, it is worth getting clued up on all of the attractions that the area has to offer. Within easy walking distance of the restaurant you will find cultural offerings including the Tate Modern and the BFI. To find out more, see our Guide to the Southbank in London.

Cuisine: British

How to book:

Email bookings: You cannot book via email at Canteen in Waterloo. If you wish to book online you will need to use the online booking service (see above).

Walk-in bookings: Canteen is a popular restaurant; however, the all-day style of the restaurant should ensure that you don't have trouble getting a seat. Food is served all day long with special all-day options on the menu, so generally you will find that there are tables available. However, if you are coming with a large group (particularly at weekends), it is worth booking at least one day in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you are keen to try out a meal at Canteen, the Southbank branch is not the only one. You will also find three other restaurants in key spots around town. To find out the locations of the other restaurants, check the Official Canteen website

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