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The Canteen

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The Canteen


The Canteen was established in 2009 to serve people in and around Hamilton House and Stokes Croft, Bristol. Primarily a meeting place, Canteen is a hub for people to make connections, hatch ideas and relax with each other. Open almost everyday of the year and always busy, the Canteen is a place of community and inclusivity.

The bar/restaurant opens at 10am with freshly-roasted coffee, delicious butties, wholesome toasted cereals and stewed fruit. At midday, lunch gets into full swing, serving contemporary fusion food using the best of the regions ingredients. Always changing and always fresh, the menu includes delicious vegan and vegetarian options as well as carefully sourced line-caught fish from Cornwall, locally sourced free-range meat options and our house mussels and homemade bread.

Afternoons seem to lend themselves to relaxed meetings, comings goings and lots of cake. At 5pm, the kitchen opens again for the evening, serving the same delicious menu, perhaps with a new item or two to replace what sold out over lunch. This runs up till 10pm when, 7 nights a week, the finest of local and touring musicians from across all genres of music, take to our stage for a free concert. Things wind down at midnight or 1 am on weekends giving us just enough time to get ready and rest before the whole show begins again in the morning.


Key Features

  • In town/city centre


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Establishment Features

  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Live music

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Claire S
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Fantastic vibe and yummy food.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th April 2017
    Unique, quirky, chilled atmosphere! The canteen is definitely a place for foodies. The food was very tasty and the venue accommodated for any dietary requirements. I had booked a table for 17 of us... Read full review
  • xeve7
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Always out of food
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd April 2017
    I'm reviewing the Canteen in its capacity as a venue that serves food. On two separate occasions we've made trips out to the canteen, as we love the atmosphere and wanted to try the food (the menu is... Read full review
  • Lottie-Lou-Belle
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th March 2017
    Great venue with plenty of seating and a lively atmosphere. Perfect for catching up with friends. Haven't tried the food but the orders arriving to people nearby looked great! Read full review
Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft

Tel: +44 (0)117 923 2017

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