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…


Enjoy Great British Food on the move at our Pop-up Canteen in Regent Street this Sunday 22nd June, as part of Transport for London’s Bus Cavalcade.

We’ll be serving our mighty new battered fish burger and chips, plus limited edition St. John’s Bakery doughnuts filled with our homemade raspberry jam, rich chocolate brownies and a selection of drinks.

You can find our Pop-up Canteen near Piccadilly Circus from 11:30am until 6pm, and entry to the Bus Cavalcade is free for all the family. Around 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s through to the latest New Routemasters will be on display for TfL’s Year of the Bus celebrations, along with a range of other family activities.

Mobile Canteen at London Design Festival at the Southbank

Our Mobile Canteen is on the move again, serving up Great British food at the Southbank this weekend for London Design Festival!

Visit us between 11am and 8pm from today until Sunday to tuck into our famous freshly baked pies with mash and gravy.

Made in true Canteen style using the best British produce, choose either free-range chicken and mushroom, or shallot, thyme and cheddar. For only £9.50 you can enjoy our Canteen Pie Deal, washing your meal down with a bottle of Camden Hells Lager.

We’ve a selection of snacks on board too, including limited edition St. JOHN doughnuts filled with Canteen’s homemade raspberry jam…too tasty to miss!

Win Canteen’s famous pie, mash and greens for you and three friends at any of our restaurants by entering our prize draw. For your chance to win just buy a pie from our Mobile Canteen and tag your Twitter or Instagram photo with #canteenpie before 8pm on Sunday 22nd September*.

You can find our Mobile Canteen opposite Designersblock at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, just round the corner from our restaurant at Royal Festival Hall.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend for Great British Food on the move! (more…)

Status update: The social media bohemoth likes our Canteen Utility Chair - the ones found in all our branches – so much, it just requested around 500 for its Californian headquarters.

It was a big order for the company, Very Good and Proper, that designs and builds the chairs. And as it’s now been shipped, as they say in the US, Very Good and Proper wanted us to let you know it is now free to help you, if you’d also like some Canteen Utility Chairs for your home or office. They say they can’t guarantee a massive IPO valuation to go with it, but you never know.

We think great design matters. If you do too, then you’ll know about the Oscars of the design world, the Design Musuem’s Design of the Year.

Up for a gong are the Olympic Velodrome, the BBC homepage and the 787 Dreamliner, not to mention this nautical and nice Harbour Chair.

It was designed and manufactured by Very Good and Proper, the product design company behind the Canteen chair and table.

Join the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #DOTY and by following @DesignMueseum and @VGoodandProper. And if you need any furntiture for your home or business, have a look at Very Good and Proper’s new website, too.

Canteen Covent Garden has already played host to a few interesting events, including the preview of not one, but three, creative endeavours.

In the London Design Guide 2012/13, Max Fraser reviews the capital’s 138 finest design destinations, from retailers to restaurant and hotels.

No less inspiring is Dezeen’s book of ideas, packed with 116 from architecture, interiors and design that have made the biggest impression on its editor, Marcus Fairs.

Finally, the Covent Garden Club Chair from Very Good & Proper, the product design agency responsible for the Canteen Utility Chair, was specially commissioned for Canteen Covent Garden.

You can see more photos of our design preview event here.

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