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Located on scruffy South Lambeth Road, this “fantastic” neighbourhood boozer got a minimal makeover in 2010 when it was taken over by Aussie chef and writer Trish Hilferty (ex-The Eagle and The Anchor & Hope). Expect a daily menu full of pared-down British and European flavours, from smoked cod’s roe with Jersey royals, horseradish and dill or home-cured bresaola with mustard fruits to grilled Cornish lemon sole with salsify and brown shrimps or braised Creedy Carver chicken with cannellini beans and wild garlic aïoli. Meanwhile, the Canton’s food-friendly wine list is packed with “amazing finds and organic jewels” – plus lots of big flavours. No bookings, but friendly staff operate a waiting list for those who are happy to hang around in the bar until a table becomes free. It may not be in the most fashionable part of town, but the Canton Arms is “always buzzing”.

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Canton Arms

177 South Lambeth Road ,London SW8 1XP

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Aug 2010

After having several great meals in the Anchor & Hope I was very keen to try the Canton. Not in the most fashionable part of town admitedly but pretty easy to get to by tube and well worth the effort. We started off with a couple of glasses of one of their guest ales whilst sitting outside watching the world go by, before heading in to discover the delights of the restaurant. Unfortunately like most of these gastropubs there is no booking facility and on the evening we were there the (very friendly)...

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Ian B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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Canton Arms

177 South Lambeth Road ,London SW8 1XP

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by   bronze reviewer (12)

Jun 2010

Unassuming gastropub with great food, a refreshingly pubby look and laidback service. Definitely cut from the same cloth as the Anchor & Hope (rabbit rillettes, gazpacho and salmon and horseradish to start, Barnsley chop and lentils to follow). Pretty quiet on a Thursday lunchtime, but should perk up at the weekends if the smarter corners of Kennington have anything to do with it.

Captain Haddock's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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Canton Arms

177 South Lambeth Road ,London SW8 1XP

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

May 2010

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How disappointing. Restaurant was virtually empty on a bank holiday Saturday yet food still took over 1 hour to appear. The Steak Pie (dish of the day) was over salted and suet crust pastry was rock hard. An over priced unappetising outing

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 4

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