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Ragged Canteen

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22 Newport Street | Beaconsfield, London SE11 6AY, England
+44 20 7582 6465
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it says brunch but you get the lunch menu. If the menu is ready. Quirkily charming with food very tasty and good coffee with soya or almond milk. Expect a laid back unhurried and mildly eccentric approach ! Overall ok

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Thank Noel C
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was okay-ish - nothing special. Staff a bit reticent and shy and not very friendly. My mushroom in blanket was over herby (thyme predominated), but okay - £2.50.

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Thank Michael H
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I'm tempted to give a poor review as I would like to keep this gem of a place a secret. The spot is ideal if you're visiting the Newport Street Gallery. Don't expect 5 star surroundings but if you enjoy delicious wholesome fresh food at a fantastic price and in a spacious and relaxed environment, go and visit. In the... More 

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Thank trumptonfirestation
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Lovely sun filled cafe with a casual and rustic feel. Super looking open sandwiches, though we only had coffee and cake on our first visit. Original recipes for cake - mine was a sort of chocolate brownie, but made with beetroot! Delish. Can't wait to go again. The cafe is located in the burgeoning Vauxhall art quarter, close to Damian... More 

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Thank glassarfemptee
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Even before we entered, we could detect a smell of overused cooking oil wafting out of the doors. Inside, the smell was pervasive; there didn't seem to be any ventilation. The staff were offhand and didn't seem familiar with the set-up. There was only one menu for all the tables and cutlery was scarce. The fried egg on my bubble... More 

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Thank dianella28
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Very nice atmosphere + nice and friendly people. The food is very good, we had a veggie lasagna and open sandwich with humus and vegetables: delicious!

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Thank micboc
London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Out with a mate taking a look at the newly opened Newport Street gallery across the road, currently without a cafe/restaurant, we chanced upon the Beaconsfield Gallery (well worth a mooch around) and the Ragged Canteen. Just wanted a little bite and both settled for Gorgonzola and Fig on sourdough bread with coffees. All very tasty and service good. After... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

After seeing the reviews of the ragged canteen we thought we would pop in, but unfortunately our experience was quite the opposite of the previous reviewers. So much that it's hard to believe it's the same cafe. Our experience started badly, Although I'd phoned to make a reservation, they had forgotten so there were no tables available on our arrival.... More 

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Thank anchel79
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Delicious vegetarian food and coffee served in an old school, now art gallery. There is a peaceful outdoor space with herb garden, and art exhibitions inside. Very friendly staff, good music and generally lovely, tranquil atmosphere.

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Thank Simon S
Derbyshire
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Hidden away in Vauxhall, but 2 mins from the embankment. We arrived towards the end of service but had some tart and the best potato salad ever. The bread and olives were free and delicious. Incredibly good value. The staff were very chatty and friendly. Worth seeking it out for a tasty lunch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Newport Street | Beaconsfield, London SE11 6AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7582 6465
Description
The Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield serves a daily changing menu of vegetarian lunches with vegan and gluten free options, homemade cakes, organic Monmouth coffee and fair-trade teas.

Our passion is healthy, comforting, out-of-ordinary food at affordable prices. Discover us in the historic Lambeth Ragged School, part of the emerging Vauxhall cultural quarter. Drop in to an inspirational environment with a continuous programme of progressive art, free Wi-fi, art magazines, weekend newspapers and an outside terrace for sunny days. Children are very welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?