SquareMeal Review of
The Putney Canteen
‘Great food and great times’ is the promise at this child-loving haven for Putney’s yummy mummies and famished locals who have a high tolerance threshold when it comes to yelps, screams and gurgles. The canteen has its own ‘soft play area’ (suitable for the under-twos), as well as a basement events space for private hire, but hungry types should make a beeline for the cafeteria/restaurant upstairs. You can build your own snack from the ingredients laid out at the dedicated ‘deli fridge and sandwich bar’. Otherwise, the open kitchen serves up terrific breakfasts, “great-value” lunch deals and “comfort food” galore – from home-baked sourdough breads, cakes and pies to free-range burgers, fajitas, mac ‘n’ cheese, Caesar salad or grilled cod on tomato, lentil and spinach casserole. Fresh-ground coffee, milkshakes, beers, cocktails and wines cater for all tastes too.