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…

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…

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…

Coming to London for the Olympic games this summer? Fantastic. We can’t wait to see you.

But when you’re not sampling great British food, such as fish and chips, Lancashire hotpot or Roast beef, in one of our (soon to be) five branches in Spitalfields, Baker Street, Canary Wharf, Royal Festival Hall or Covent Garden – or watching the games, you might like explore the city.

Or perhaps you’re even wondering where you should stay.

Whatever planning stage you’re at, we’ve already had a little look around the Internet for you.

So let us fill you in on what we’ve learned:

VisitBritain research shows foreign visitors often find Britain’s mix of cutting-edge modernity and rich cultural heritage ”fascinating” and ”exciting.”

They see British people as ”honest,” ”funny,’ ”kind” and ”efficient” but in some cases they wish we offered a more exuberant welcome.

How busy will London be? Will prices be inflated? And what are the best ways to get around? Just a few of the questions answered (by experts) in this Telegraph newspaper’s Olympic visitor’s guide.

Fancy hearing from a Londoner? Daniel Cook’s created a London Olympic visitor’s guide that includes information on everything from tickets, accommodation and travel to tourist attractions, culture and eating out/nightlife.

Want to avoid rip-off hotels? Of course you do. So check out the Guardian newspaper’s accommodation guide here, which features alternatives such as camping, apartments and private homes, and package deals.

Finally, a useful, straight-up (as we say in London), guide to London, from famous listings publication, Time Out. It features tickets, what’s on, venues, restaurants, and lets you explore London by area, so you know your Shoreditch from your Soho, your Camden from your Covent Garden.

Oh and while we’re at it, Time Out said our “kitchen’s honest, simple cooking and emphasis on seasonality and provenance is still admirable“.  Here’s Time Out’s review of Canteen.

Finally, if you’re keen on steering clear of the beaten track when you’re not watching track and field, here’s the mighty Londonist’s guide to alternative London, which will help you find just about everything from where Hitler’s bombs dropped in the war to the best street markets… even where famous movie scenes were shot.

Anything else you want to know? Follow Canteen London on twitter or facebook and just ask.

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