Canteen’s all-day menu draws inspiration from simple recipes using fresh ingredients. Chef-prepared offerings range from housemade soups and sandwiches to hearty salads and oven-baked flatbread. Throughout the day, Canteen’s grab & go counter serves up freshly baked goods, sandwiches, and light bites.
Canteen’s bright, open space features modern decor with a casual feel – the perfect setting to enjoy fresh and innovative fare. Guests can also people-watch from Canteen’s large streetside patio during the summer months. Canteen’s marketplace atmosphere, together with quick, cheerful service, makes it the perfect destination, morning, noon, and night.
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Healthy, fresh food, excellent service, and close to theatre
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The staff there were beyond lovely. Everyone.
The mushroom soup was delicious and proved why it's been a staple on their menu for many years (as our lovely waiter told us)
Will definitely be back :)
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Well presented and delicious. Efficient and friendly wait staff.
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Staff is very friendly, accommodating and attentive. Our party showed up almost a 1/2 hours early (for once traffic into downtown was light). The Hostess was able to get a table setup in a few minutes. Love the 1/2 bottle of wine promo. I taken advantage of this a couple of times. Food was tasty. Definitely return.
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Another superior pre-concert dinner at the Canteen. They accommodated my request via Open Table to assign us to Adam K's section and he again excelled, despite servicing a table of ten in his section. An imaginative Mac'n Cheese, with shell pasta and pulled short ribs in a rich creamy sauce. Excellent salmon. Half-priced bottles of wine! And at Adam's recommendation, a divine light pineapple panna cotta as a quick finishing touch before we headed to the symphony.
Hi Glen, Thank you for the wonderful review! We will definitely inform Adam about your positive feedback! We look forward having you again at the restaurant! Regards, The Management
It was good. Nothing exceptional, but everything was okay.
The food was interesting, healthy and very tastey
Thanks, we enjoyed it all.
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Reception was nice. Service was OK. Food poor (husband was ill after meal).
This is then2nd time we’ve been disappointed by food so it will be our last visit.
Great family dining, or for pre-theatre. Service is snappy and helpful...lots of choice!
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Great experience, delicious food, lots of choices!
Food was great. Server was very friendly. Could have been a bit more attentive. The food took much longer than anticipated. To the point where the waiter had to apologize on three occasions regarding how late the food service was. That being said, no compensation of offering was made to forgive the lateness of the food. Food was really great though! Ambiance is a bit echoey and noisy. But that goes with the canteen vibe.
Always a nice place to stop for a bite on a night out. I wouldn't say the food is outstanding and it's a little spendy for what you get but I like the vibe and the bustling atmosphere.
I’m of Caribbean decent and was skeptical about ordering the Jerk Chicken, but the chicken was juicy and flavourful, although the jerk sauce wasn’t your typical authentic dark coloured sauce, the jerk sauce they used was a myriad of deliciousness!! They gave me some in a bowl on the side for dipping my chicken in and that sauce alone made the whole dish, there was also a side of greens that was done very well, and it came with rice and beans with some carrots. An added touch were the plaintain chips they put on top for a bit of an amuse bouche. I also was told the mushroom soup was delicious and bonus, gluten and dairy free! I did not have an alcoholic beverage but I had the berry Italian Soda with whipped cream topping and that was a creamy satisfying drink (I asked for less sweetness so they used less of the syrup).
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Chose this restaurant because it was so close to Princess of Wales Theatre and a perfect location for pre-performance dinner. Very impressed by phone call earlier in day advising of a mechanical problem that affected menu choices. Decided to go anyway as I appreciated their courtesy. Problem was fixed just before we arrived and full menu available. Bonus!
Service was fantastic, even during the busy dinner period. Servers were warm and personable. Just the right amount of attention to our table -not too little and not overly pushy.
Some things may need attention. Noise level was just a touch annoying, tables were a little too close together and food (I had fish and chips, my guest had short rib mac and cheese) was well-cooked but a little bland. Needed more salt and acid in both dishes
Will go back again. A pleasant and safe place for non-adventurous diners who like knowing the many clear options on the menu indicating vegan and gluten-free standard offerings. Well done, O&B!
Your staff made the best of a difficult situation when the fume vent was non functional just before the lunch crowd -- bravo
It was superb!
Went very well. Thanks.
Our server was absolutely delightful! Our food was well prepared and well presented. Always a great location for lunch!
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We have been going to Canteen for several years. This is the second time that we were disappointed. First, I received a drink and after finishing half of it, I asked my server if it was really my beer. The response was
"Oh, I guess we made a mistake." Next, when the food arrived, there was a long brown hair sitting on the food and plate. Of course, the staff returned the food to the kitchen. It was too late to get something else to eat, since we were going to a show and made do with a fast soup. Asked for bread....that too was forgotten by the server. Just too many unforgettable errors to return again.
Love the vegan options. Our server was excellent and helped us make informed choices.
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Natasha, our server, was helpful and efficient with a lovely manner—fantastic! Best service!
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Perfect spot for pre-theatre dining. Great food, good value on wines!
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My portion of pad Thai was small for what I paid., especially in comparison to a Thai restaurant. It was enough for me but I am not a big eater. It would definitely not have been large enough for a man.
We have always had great service (knowledgeable, caring) service at Canteen. The food is delicious and thoughtfully presented.
Good food made with fresh ingredients. Portions were just right for me but some may think they are a little on the small side.
Nice menu, very accessible. Really lovely spot. This is our go to pre theatre.
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I come here a lot. It is one of my favourite restaurants in the entertainment district. Go there when I have theatre or film night. I have taken lots of friends too. Love half price bottles of wine nights.
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Food prices are going up so suggest some specials for lunch and a prix fixe....makes it more attractive and valued in a very competitive market. We may have stayed for coffee and dessert if it was part of a set price for example. But lunch per person at $40/ is just too high.
Great restaurant but very loud.
Food was awesome as were the servers. Wine recommendation was spot on.
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Great hamburger/frites and steak salad. Easy to substitute the Caesar salad for the green offered. Attentive, appropriate service. Busy place, lots of business lunches and pre theatre diners.
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The food good but didn’t taste good. Too peppery or lacked taste.
Avocado toast was an great choice shared by two followed by steak/ frites and steak salad also shared as far as the sides. Tender, perfectly cooked, lovely plating. And a superlative server Adam. Plus Thursday is half price on wine bottles!
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The O&B was unusually busy for a Sunday evening - the server was outstanding at balancing customer needs and getting folk to various theatre and movie events. The food was excellent and the ambience was lovely.
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My husband's Avocado Toast looked delicious; my Canteen Breakfast was so-so as the plate cooled off quickly and the has browns were re-fried. Our waitress was super though and we had a nice table that tucked us into a corner.
Hi, we had brunch. Eggs benny two different ways. The dishes were very tasty but well on the way to cold. We ate them as we could not see our server for a few minutes. The service was terrific on the whole. I will give Canteen another try as I like the menus and maybe this was a one time problem.
Canteen cancel my appointment!!!! left me stranded, I was a faithful customer for years!, unfair and ungentlemanly of you
We did give you a call a week before your reservation to help assist you with making a reservation elsewhere due to the Halloween event going on in the building. We were able to make a reservation elsewhere for you and we thought this was helpful. We do apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. We hope to see you for future visits.
O&B is our goto restaurant before we attend Mirvish productions - the menu has a variety of different options, everything is always delicious and the pricing is reasonable. Service is always great - they understand that you have a limited amount of time and make sure you are out in plenty of time to see the show.
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I’ve been coming here since it opened and am very disappointed with the direction of the restaurant. The menu has pivoted in a way where there’s little of interest and the quality of food has declined significantly.
Hi! Thank you for the comment. We apologize for having not met your dining expectations with us. We will discuss this to the entire team so we can improve for the better! Regards, The Management
Great place for a business meeting in late afternoon. Quiet and lots of natural light. Would recommend for coffee and quick dessert in late afternoon with friends or just to meet up with business clients.
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Great location close to theatre. We were served promptly and had time to enjoy our meal and make it to our show on time. Server was very pleasant and friendly. The breakfast sandwich and homefries were great!
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