Why work at Canteen? A bit about us

Would you like to work at Canteen? Are you positive and enthusiastic, and do you have a can-do attitude? If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions and to those that relate to our current vacancies below, then check again you match who we’re looking for and send your CV to, stating which role…

Chef de partie

Do you have previous experience in a busy, high-volume, branded kitchen environment? Do you take pride in your work? Would you like to work somewhere you can progress? Can you help maintain our high standards, and maybe even help us raise them further still? Do you love cooking with locally sourced fresh seasonal products? Do…


Bartenders, we need you. To smile, to help, to serve. From bottled beer to bubbly, and from cold ciders and perrys to hot chocolates, here at Canteen we take our drinks very, very seriously. That means you’ll have to be as skilful at making coffee as you are at preparing our uniquely British cocktails, such…

Waiters / waitresses

If you’re confident and positive, with a warm smile and an even warmer personality, then we need you – this is more important than experience and training – we can offer you that. You’ll be part of a great team that enjoys good benefits and chances to progress within the company, if that’s what you…


See the opening hours above for the slight changes over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

The most significant being that Canary Wharf will be closed on Easter Sunday.



Canteen is supporting emerging chef talent.

First up, we are extremely happy to showcase our friend and the very talented
Farokh Talati with his night of Parsi delights at Canteen Spitalfields.

Persians who emigrated to India in the 8th century came to be known as Parsis and with them they brought their Persian ways of cooking, marrying it with the ingredients they found in their new home, India.

Farokh, formerly of The Fat Duck and Merchants Tavern, now rattling his pans at St John Bread and Wine, is road testing his favourite Parsi classics before launching
his own solo venture, Union Press.

The menu features delicious and unusual Parsi dishes that you probably won’t see in your local curry house, certainly not executed with as much skill and experience as
Chef Farokh.

To tickle your tastebuds further, see the full menu HERE

We are happy to report that power has been restored at Royal Festival Hall and things are back to normal. Regular opening hours apply. We hope to see you soon.


Good news – you can now enjoy Great British Food for less, with our £12 set menu.

Come and get this great value offer from Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 7pm at our Royal Festival Hall or Spitalfields Market restaurants.

Take your pick from these classic British dishes:


Fish burger, tartare sauce and hand-cut chips
Sausages, mash and onion gravy
Broad beans, peas, mint and pearl barley
Onglet steak and hand-cut chips (£2.00 Supplement)


Chocolate and hazelnut mousse
Homemade seasonal ice cream and shortbread
Lemon meringue pie

At just £12 for two courses, you can keep coming back until you’ve tried the whole menu.


Make the most of the fine weather this Summer with drinks in the sunshine and a bite to eat from our bigger and better bar snacks menu.

There’s new nibbles like cheese straws, crispy battered English squid and individual Dingley Dell pork pies, plus Canteen classics like our sausage roll with Bloody Mary ketchup.

Bring your friends and feast on our special sharing platter – fried buttermilk chicken sprinkled with rosemary salt, famous fish fingers, and a homemade Clarence Court scotch egg. All served with our very own lemon mayonnaise, piccalilli, and tartare sauce.

So head to our Great British Bar for the perfect snack to stop you feeling peckish whilst enjoying top tipples like bottled craft beers, great wines, and Kamm & Sons cocktails this Summer.

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