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…


Forget the sickly chocolate eggs – for us nothing says Easter like a traditional hot cross bun.

Pop in to Canteen from Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd April to try our artisan hot cross buns, hand-glazed with orange marmalade. We’ll be serving them all day, freshly toasted with butter and homemade preserves for £3.50 each.

Whether you fancy a special sweet to follow your Spring supper or just a mid-afternoon snack, make sure you don’t miss this classic Easter treat.

To check our opening hours for the holiday weekend, click here.

If you can’t face eating any more chocolate eggs this Easter, pop in to Canteen for some honest seasonal Great British Food, including our new Spring specials.

Here’s our Easter opening hours:

Canteen Canary Wharf

Good Friday (18th April): 10:00 – 19:00

Saturday (19th April): 10:00 – 19:00

Easter Sunday (20th April): CLOSED

Easter Monday (21st April): 10:00 – 19:00

Canteen Royal Festival Hall

Good Friday (18th April): 09:00 – 22:00

Saturday (19th April): 09:00 – 23:00

Easter Sunday (20th April): 09:00 – 22:00

Easter Monday (21st April): 09:00 – 22:00

Canteen Spitalfields

Good Friday (18th April): 09:00 – 22:00

Saturday (19th April): 09:00 – 23:00

Easter Sunday (20th April): 09:00 – 22:00

Easter Monday (21st April): 09:00 – 22:00

Broad beans, peas, mint and pearl barley

We’re making the most of the warmer days and lighter nights with a new menu of Great British dishes to celebrate Spring’s best produce.

Seasonal classics such as our broad beans, peas, mint and pearl barley return, ready to be served up alongside fresh delights like our slow cooked shoulder of lamb stew.

Favourites from our specials board are also leaping onto our all day menu this season. So now you can tuck into our 450g T-bone whenever you fancy a big juicy steak, or satisfy your sweet tooth with our gingerbread, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

As with all of Canteen’s menus, you know that when you visit us this Spring you’ll enjoy honest seasonal food that’s nationally sourced, skillfully prepared and reasonably priced.

18.03.14 - CHEERS MUM!

Where would we be without our mums? They packed our school lunches, always baked our favourite cake on our birthday, and taught us that greens can be tasty too.

We know our mums deserve a big thank you. We bet yours does too.

So bring your family for a meal at Canteen this Mother’s Day, and we’ll have a chilled glass of Prosecco waiting for mum, with love from us.

Whether you’re joining us for Sunday Roast, afternoon tea, or a classic Canteen pie (with those tasty greens), mum can relax with a free glass of fizz. We’ll even take care of the washing up.

All day pancakes at Canteen for Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday on 4th March, and we all know what that means.

An excuse to stuff ourselves with fluffy pancakes for a whole day (the forty days of fasting might have just slipped our memory).

Pop in to see us at Canteen on Tuesday 4th March to enjoy our classic scotch pancakes for £4 all day.

Take your pick from the traditional sugar and lemon topping, or a slab of butter and sticky golden syrup. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you can even add a side of crispy bacon rashers to your pancake stack.

How many pancakes can you eat in a day? There’s only one way to find out.

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