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…


The festive period will soon be upon us and as last year we will be open, but with some slight changes. See opening times above to make sure you don’t make a wasted journey.

Also, keep an eye out for details on our New Year’s celebrations at Royal Festival Hall, we will be having a ticketed event with food, music and access to the fireworks on the South Bank.

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We love our pies, but for a healthier option we have made the Great British salad the star of our Summer menu.

Starring five refreshing new dishes for you to try, all packed with this season’s finest British vegetables like beetroot, fennel, green beans and artichokes.

We believe salads should be hearty as well as healthy, so we’ve also mixed in heaps of nationally sourced produce like hot smoked salmon, artisan cheeses, free-range chicken and eggs.

For proof that we Brits can make a great salad, come and try one next time you’re in.

Fish Burger

Our new Summer menu is packed with refreshing Great British dishes to brighten your day, whatever the weather.

Try a lighter version of your favourite fish and chips supper with our twist on a fish burger, or enjoy an indoor picnic with our ham hock and cheddar cheese ploughman’s. There’s a lamb steak added to our Grill for those times when the barbecue is too much hassle, plus new seasonal starters such as fried buttermilk chicken.

Proving Great British Food doesn’t have to be heavy, we’ve introduced a whole range of healthy salads like our hot smoked Scottish salmon, potatoes and spinach, topped with a poached egg. Not a limp lettuce leaf in sight!

Of course it wouldn’t be summer without strawberries and cream. We’ve mixed these together with our homemade meringue into an Eton Mess – just in time for Wimbledon fortnight.

Check out the full seasonal menu on our “Food & Drink” page, and pop in to see us today for a taste of British summertime.

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Take advantage of British Cheese Week, and visit Canteen to enjoy our seasonal selection of artisan cheeses sourced by Paxton & Whitfield from across the UK.

Specialist cheesemongers whose origins can be traced back to a stall at Aldwych market in 1742, Paxton & Whitfield are renowned for their expertise and quality. Their cheeses are delivered on foot across London using only public transport, and each Christmas throngs of hopeful customers flock to the iconic store in Jermyn Street to stock up on the exceptional Stilton matured in the shop’s underground cheese cellar.

Paxton & Whitfield are passionate about artisan cheeses, made using milk from a small number of farms local to each cheesemaker. Working directly with skilled producers across Britain, Paxton & Whitfield select cheeses with diverse flavours and textures caused by regional surroundings and variations in technique.

Visit Canteen this season to take your pick from the following British cheeses, all served with grapes, celery, pickles and oatcakes:

Cornish Blue Trad Rennet@0 Cornish Blue: Designed to be eaten as a young cheese, this blue has a soft, dense texture a more delicate buttery flavour than classic British varieties from that category
Westcombe Westcombe Cheddar: Made by hand in Somerset using traditional methods, this farmhouse cheddar has a deep creamy flavour and slight earthiness
280 Golden Cenarth@0copy Golden Cenarth: Made in West Wales from organic milk, this rind washed soft cheese has a springy, supple texture and buttery flavour
294 Aldwych goat Aldwych Goat: Made in the Westcountry and only available from Paxton & Whitfield, this firm textured goats milk log has a clean, fresh flavour and lots of character.

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

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