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Cantine at Camden Art Centre

4.6
21 reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining

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Afternoon Tea
Cantine at Camden Art Centre serve sweet and savoury treats, as well as breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. A selection of artisanal coffee & tea, beers and natural wines and are also on offer. Cantine at Camden Art Centre re-opened September the 24th to coincide with the opening of exhibition The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree currently showing on-line. Cafe opening hours are Thursday to Sunday – 9am to 6pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

London Restaurant Festival Boozy Afternoon Tea for two £27.50

Oct 13, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Sun 15:00-17:00, Thu-Sat 15:00-17:00

Enjoy a bottle of Organic Fizzy wine with Gluten-Free sweets and savory treats for four people! And a choice of artisanal coffee & tea.

London Restaurant Festival Boozy Afternoon Tea for four £50

Oct 13, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Sun 15:00-17:00, Thu-Sat 15:00-17:00

Enjoy a bottle of Organic Fizzy wine with Gluten-Free sweets and savory treats for four people! And a choice of artisanal coffee & tea.

London Restaurant Festival free Mimosa

Oct 13, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Sun 09:00-11:45, Sat 09:00-11:45

When dining for breakfast.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Sat 9:00AM - 11:45AM

What 21 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eddie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Cantine. We sat in the garden on a beautiful sunny October day.
I had a totally delicious vegan lasagna + glass of white wine, she had lamb tagine and glass of red - both were delcious and super reasonably priced. Staff were super charming and welcoming. We had a lovely time

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Bella
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to the Canteen on Sunday at 3:30-3:45 pm. The staff was a bit confused about my booking and told me to go around the building and enter from a different entrance. After I insisted and showed the booking again (and after actually looking at it) they pointed at the table for us to sit.
The table didn’t have a QR code-menus and I was trying to make an eye contact with someone to bring it (supposedly, I shouldn’t be just walking around). I had an impression that the waiter was happier fiddling with some trays than scanning the room in case customers needed something. Finally, we scanned the QR code and downloaded the menus only to be informed that the kitchen is closed and they could give us some soup. Other than that it’s just cakes and tea... By that time most of the cakes had sold out and they had a limited variety of choices. The whole experience was somewhat underwhelming.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 22 October 2020

Dear Bella, Our experienced team are doing their best to navigate their very public facing roles during this trying time for us all. The door from the cafe through to the gallery is not in use at the moment for everyones safety and guests are asked to use the Finchley Road entrance. Apologies that lunch had sold out and our cakes had also sold out, Sunday was exceptionally busy. Love, Cantine

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MWFR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful position and atmosphere looking out onto the gardens, great and tasty food and good service!

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CazzaK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and atmosphere...will definitely go again soon

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again soon to taste our comforting winter menu! Love Cantine

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hungryboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service I had the Croque Monsieur and my partner the mozzarella toastie both were full of flavour and served with a beautifully dressed salad. Would definitely recommend.

JM
JoniMacaroni
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely exhibition with the children followed by a delightful lunch. The lamb tagine was rich and satisfying and the kids loved the meal deal. Highly recommended!

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you! Love, Cantine

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mikeb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a friend. This was our third visit, this time for lunch. The main dishes were delicious and well thought through, and again many were gluten free. We found room for desert - to our delight once again the cakes and pastries. Reasonably priced, and again the staff looked after us very well.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your positive words! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Love, Cantine

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KenH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Apart from having trouble booking (the Opentable site was not working) the light lunch outdoors was excellent, soup, toastie, cake and coffee.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

So glad you enjoyed! Looking forward to seeing you very soon! Love, Cantine

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IlanaW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal at the Cantine at Camden Arts Centre was a great finale to my visit of the the art exhibition. The variety and the quality of thefood, the presentation, service and ambiance were fantastic. It will definitely be a destiny on my list even if I'm not going to visit an art exhibition.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

So happy you enjoyed! ! Looking forward to seeing you again soon to taste our comforting winter menu! Love Cantine

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Andynsarah2
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I have visited a number of gallery cafes, this is undoubtedly the nicest we’ve been to
Lovely food, well priced and two glasses of good Rose for £10
Excellent value, will definitely visit again

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again soon to taste our comforting winter menu! Love Cantine

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henryh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great quiet place good food and great service - soup nice

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again soon to taste our comforting winter menu! Love Cantine

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mikeb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit for afternoon tea. This time our son and granddaughters came with us. As before the cakes and pastries were delicious, and many were gluten free. Once again the staff looked after us very well, and were quietly professional. Our grandaughters (8 and 12) loved the food, the crockery and the whole experience. We enjoyed it all.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back soon! New items on the menu this week so keep an eye out! Love, Cantine

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NW
NWLondon
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice place to have a spot of lunch or a coffee; good atmosphere and the food is tasty. I’d say the staff can be more attentive, as we were left waiting a while to receive the menu, and mistakes were made on the final bill (which meant we ended up overpaying). These might be small things for some, but I’m unlikely to come back.

JM
JoniMacaroni
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed coffee and some delicious cakes. Like the gluten free options and will try lunch next time. Nice, friendly staff and kid friendly.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thanks so much! You and the family are always welcome! Love Cantine

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JohnF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Personable and efficient service, tasty and bespoke food.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again soon to taste our comforting winter menu! Love Cantine

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JackyS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and friendly service. More upmarket than previous food provider at Arts Centre so more pricey too

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Sophia
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nutritious lunch. Relaxed atmosphere in light filled space overlooking the garden. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have discovered Cantine at the Camden Arts Center, serving seasonal dishes, with fantastic vegan options. Oh and the best baked cookie I think we’ve ever eaten! Congrats to Cantine for creating a serene calm gem to enjoy the most delicious food! It’s also children friendly with a great garden attached for those little people to run their energy off, whilst you enjoy the large selection of teas and the most yummy lunch or afternoon tea!
Our new spot for sure!

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your visit. We can't wait to welcome you agin soon. Love, Cantine x

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mikeb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for afternoon tea on the second day after Cantine had reopened. The cakes and pastries were delicious, and to my delight many were gluten free. The staff looked after us very well, and were quietly professional. Very enjoyable.

Cantine at Camden Art Centre
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thanks so much! See you soon, love Cantine

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Jenkels
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good coffee and croissants. Having to book ahead means a guarantee of safe distancing. Courteous service. Highly recommended.

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Eddie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was efficient and pleasant, coffee excellent and lunch simply delicious. We had a lovely time in the garden. Highly recommend

FAQs

Cantine at Camden Art Centre is rated 4.6 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.