We’re currently looking for an experienced assistant manager to join our team. What we really need is someone who can lead and develop our front of house team, as well as improve our high standards in customer service further still. Does that sound like you? If it does, then here’s what we’ll need you to…

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…



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 having a little refresh in our kitchen at Royal Festival Hall and we will have to close the restaurant for 3 days. We will close on Sunday the 26th of July 2015 at 5 PM but we will be back again on Wednesday 29th of July at 5 PM.


With our new Summer menu now in the restaurants, we have also updated our two course for £12 offer.

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:


Ham, egg and chips
Sausages, mash and onion gravy
Broad beans, peas and pearl barley
Onglet steak and chips (£2.00 supplement)


Eton mess
Homemade seasonal ice cream and shortbread
Chocolate and hazelnut mousse


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

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

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.

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