The Canton Arms


Gastropub | South London

Restaurant details

177 South Lambeth Rd, South Lambeth, London, SW8 1XP
Nearest station: Stockwell
Telephone number: 020 7587 3819
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)
Best for: 
Sunday roasts


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177 South Lambeth Rd, South Lambeth, London, SW8 1XP


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
John Lanchester Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on October 23, 2010
"I should own up and say that I am a huge fan of the Canton and have eaten there half a dozen times in its new incarnation. Two observations: first, I've never managed a pudding there, because I've always been too full." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Zoe Wiliams Telegraph
Reviewed on May 30, 2010
"I had a rabbit stew. It flaked off the bone exquisitely, the meat was refined but full of depth, the soffritto foundations (onions, carrots, celery) were so neatly chopped it looked as if they'd unearthed some miniature celery: I loved it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on April 20, 2010
"I liked the Canton Arms. Even as a kind of Great Queen Street 'Lite', it's a cut above most other gastropubs in London and uniquely for this group has managed to still retain the feel of a normal local drinking den whilst serving braised duck leg and foie gras." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Richard & Peter Harden's
Reviewed by March 24, 2010
"An onglet (cooked rare, unless otherwise requested) was impressive, and came with good chips... The star was a plate of buttered cabbage." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 18, 2010
"Menus which change for every meal are short and to the point about seasonality and vibrancy and bolstered by a couple of dishes — one usually a main course for sharing — written on a blackboard. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on March 14, 2010
"Unlike with many places I review, I will definitely be returning, probably often." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on February 22, 2010
"...if you’re in the area pop in have a pint and a toastie or better still a plate of Trish Hilferty’s food and enjoy yourselves. " READ REVIEW