The Canteen

The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY


The Canteen opened its doors in August 2009 to serve and provide for the people of Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol and beyond. At first a café, a bar, a restaurant and a music venue, the Canteen has become a melting pot, a meeting place and a place for people.

We take deliciousness seriously and aspire to the Slow Food philosophy of “good, clean and fair” – food that’s delicious, with no nasties and a fair price to producers.

Our constantly evolving menu includes a range of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Our fish can be traced to which boat it was caught on and even the name of the fisherman. We think meat should be a treat and always offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options – although we are partial to a good weekend BBQ on the front terrace in the sunshine.

We’ve been awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s highest rating of three stars in recognition of our sourcing policy, our responsible waste disposal, our commitment to our staff and being an active member of the community.