I really like the ethos of Canteen. Serving Brit classics like pies, fish & chips, stews and a daily roast dinner, it is comfort food done well. Last night at the Royal Festival Hall branch, I had the steak and mushroom pie with smooth mash and spinach. With most mains around the £10 mark, it is also excellent value.
Service is friendly and efficient but not overbearing and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It speaks volumes that on a Monday night, we waited 20 minutes for a table. The Spitalfields branch is worth visiting for a big breakfast before hitting the market.