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The Canton Arms

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177 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XP, England
+44 20 7582 0965
11:00 - 23:30
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Mon 17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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Streatley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My family visited on a Sunday without booking and it was heaving! However we waited about 20 minutes and got a great table at the back of the Pub. The menu selection was excellent and the specials were even better, including a Shoulder of Venison that had been slow cooked for 5 hours, as there were 6 of us including... More 

Thank Malcolm D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My first visit to the Canton Arms. After hearing fantastic things and waiting over an hour to eat I was eagerly awaiting my food. Unfortunately after a nothing starter, I was then given a bowl of slop - delivered to my table under the disguise of pork cheeks. Ultimately it was bland, one texture and sickly - evidencing little culinary... More 

1 Thank Huw M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were actually recommended to give this place a visit so we did, two separate nights during our visit. Unfortunately we found that it is a little overpriced and the food offerings seem like they are really trying hard to bring unique and complicated dishes each night, but they were minuscule and lacking flavor for the price. We spent time... More 

Thank kendallr9
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We started with half of Guinness and half of one of their excellent real ales before taking our table for supper. Our starters were plates of cured salmon and pastrami with trimmings, both excellent. We shared slow cooked neck of lamb which was served in a great iron casserole with veg, the lamb fell off the bone and was full... More 

Thank Tony B
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Classic English pub, nice and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a pint with a friend. The food is good as well but definitely overpriced for portions that aren't that big. Staff was nice but not very attentive, we've been waving at the waiter for the 10mins before catching his attention (and there were only three other customers).

Thank dheboracoconut
Stratford upon Avon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and varied menu - my partner had the grilled duck hearts for starters and I had the Steamed Palourde clams - both very tasty - followed by Hampshire Pork Cheeks and Essex Coast Seabass - the fish was delightful the anchovy and capers complimented it perfectly - service was a little slow - but apart from that it... More 

Thank Jmeister69
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Canton is my local pub and a favourite amongst friends. It's the best pub in the area, attracts a good crowd and serves a wide selection of drinks. It is a little more expensive than your average London pub, but you get what you pay for. They serve an excellent sunday roast and always have group specials on for... More 

Thank EJHR
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Never judge a book has never been so relevant. Incredible little place. It's been my best friends local for a while now, awesome little place to work, drink, socialise and eat. The dinner I had on my last in London was by far one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Monkfish with peperonata, fries and mayonnaise. The monkfish was... More 

Thank Tom F
Burghead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This friendly and unpretentious pub on S Lambeth Rd is a wee find when away from home. Fair value and a good range of ales and cocktails. Interesting wee bites but don't try the lupins - obviously an acquired taste

Thank Lusy S
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Canton Arms is our local gastro pub which never fails to delight. Food is always exceptional and creative on an ever changing menu. Good beer and ale selection. Great wine list. A bit on the pricy side but well worth it for the quality. Music can be a bit hit and miss - quite often heavy rock music playing which... More 

Thank Andy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7582 0965

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?