Canteen (Spitalfields)

2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DW - View on a map
Telephone: 0845 686 1122

Canteen (Spitalfields) Restaurant In London
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Overall 2.8
Food 4.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 3.5
Based on 2 reviews

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We waited 45 minutes to find out our order wasn't coming and then when we approached the lady she didn't even offer us an apology. We could've just walked out but we thought we'd be polite and told them we had to leave, in return she said 'That's ok' and made it feel like our fault. Terrible people skills and no food means we won't be going back.
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Kyle
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 2 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 2
Monday, January 20, 2014

Waited at least 15 minutes before our order was taken by which time people who had arrived after us had already been served. No drinks menu was provided initially. Main course ok. Also waited a very long time for desserts and blackberry cheesecake a bit dry. Toilets disgusting with paper all over the floor and a tap which did not seem to turn off. Waiters had excuses that they were short staffed although by 1.30 it was not as busy. Requested service charge removed as we had not received any service. Have eaten at all Canteen restaurants and this was by far the worst.
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Overall rating 4 stars
Food 7 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 5
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Had a fish and chips yesterday at canteen with a side of mushy peas. It is nice to have a real fish and chips in london. Canteen provides it.
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Viola
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

overpriced. long serving times. Breakfast sizes far from generous - will leave you feeling hungry. A jug of water with your pot of tea would be good, instead of having your pot of tea to be replenished behind the counter, and weaker than you would ever wish.
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Overall rating 2 stars
Food 3 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 0
Monday, March 18, 2013

I went along with a group of friends on a sunday (so no special offer menu).

The company was fab but the food wasnt great. Overpriced and not tasty enough to make up for the tiny portions. 'roast chicken and chips' was a small thigh piece of chicken with a cup of chips and 'on toast' means on one small slice of toast. A portion of mushrooms turned out to be one medium mushroom, for which they charged me a pound! Eggs were overcooked... And to top it off the toilet was strewn with paper, dirty and had a broken hand dryer. Would i go back? No.
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Maite
Overall rating 3 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 2
Monday, January 14, 2013

I visited this branch last Saturday with a couple of friends. It was around 3 o'clock in the afternoon, so it wasn't very busy. We all had the 2 course £10 special menu and the food was very good except for the cabbage which is a bit tough and stringy like they only had the very outside leaves. The Beef and stout pie was good, the beef was extremely tender and it was well seasoned.

We did have to wait a very long time for our desserts and had to beckon the waiter over eventually to ask him for them. In all fairness we were the only ones sitting outside, but that's no excuse for him to forget about us as it wasn't busy. Apart from that the service was OK.

We had a little problem with the bill, in that the waiter didn't come back with our change! But we sorted that out after a bit messing about. Still not good enough, but we were in a good mood and didn't want to argue too much!
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Sandie
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 7 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 6
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Having read some adverse reviews we were apprehensive before having lunch at Canteen today. We were immediately shown to a table and within a short time our orders were taken. We did not have to wait too long for our meals to appear either. My ribeye steak was just as I like it (medium rare) and the butternut squash and fennel was enjoyed by both the ladies. The puddings (carrot cake, trifle and brownie and ice dream) were much enjoyed, and he service was excellent throughout.
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Michael Harold
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 8
Friday, February 03, 2012

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