Canton Arms




  • Mid-range

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Canton Arms 177 South Lambeth Road
    SW8 1XP

  • Venue phone:

    020 7582 8710

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Open 5-11pm Mon; 11am-11pm Tue-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-2.30pm Tue-Sat; noon-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Stockwell tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £12-£15

  • Map

    1. Canton Arms

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2.3 / 5

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  • 1 star:4
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Gerri C

Terrible value. A lamb roast was £16 for 2 slices of lamb, 2 roast potatoes (no joke) and a tablespoon of kale.

For £16 there was no veg, no side of potatoes or even gravy. We couldn't beleive that when we asked the manager if it came with anything else and that we were disappoint with the 1.5hr wait and the tiny, low quality meal she said we should try the Toby Calvery!

We didn't deserve the rudeness and were left hungry


The food can be very heavy, nice presentation, fab well kept real ales. Down side to the pub...... barstaff think it is cool to throw bottles into bottle bin, the crashing noise can really kill atmosphere and create tension at a table. The toliets need serious attention. Pub windows are bare and could do with good curtains. What this pub needs is competition to motivate them into training the barstaff not to throw bottles into bottle bins, get some window dressings of curtains and pelmets, and do something with the smelly unkept toliets.


Overpriced. Over-hyped. Over-cooked. Add to this a surly female waitress and disgusting male toilet. Bring back chicken-in-a-basket!

Amy Gethers

A wonderful local gastro pub that I now frequent almost weekly. From lite bites to indulgent joints to share - this is my new fave London haunt. Hare with polenta, 7 hour shoulder of Lamb for 5 people to share. Nyom nyom nyom


A lovely old pub, in need of a touch of paint here and there but the atmosphere on the Sunday afternoon was relaxed, and the interior reminded me of a blend of traditional with gastronomic pub, but not in the clinical way that many chains seem to achieve. Service started well and the menu was concise and different, mainly in that the mainstay of a Sunday roast wasn't on offer. I started with the sardines, feeling the need for the healthy fish oils after one or two too many the previous evening. They looked the part, large and juicy but somewhat undercooked for my liking, perhaps deliberate but I enjoy sashimi and enjoy cooked fish but this was a synthesis of the two and I struggled to pull the raw fish from the bones and left half of each. I would have loved to try the roast chicken with ceasar salad but this was on the board for 2 and, at £26, probably a bit greedy for 1. I had the Porchetta, which was a lovely slice of rolled pork, three small roast potato's and salad. It was a nice dish but I'd have happily put away another slice and thought there'd be a little more for the price. I did see someone having the chicken and I'd have been better to have that for myself and to have skipped the starter. The skin was a little pale however and, from other postings, it seems that this aversion to cooking time is a trend. My colleague had the duck leg which was very nice with lentils but again could have spent another minute or two crisping the skin, getting rid of some of the fattier bits. It was busy by the time we were leaving so had to take the bill and card to the bar to pay as the staff seemed preoccupied with the table service. Overall the food was interesting and decent, I prefer some dishes a little more cooked, but others could disagree. It's a five minute walk from home so I'd return on occasion to see if we had a slight off day, but the Bear in Camberwell has always proved reliable so remains a better choice for me right now.