All posts by Clare Lowe


The Severn Project Crowd Funder

We have been buying top quality produce from the Severn project for nearly 7 years. They can always be relied upon to provide fantastic service with the personal touch as well as really high quality ingredients that help keep The Canteen sustainable and seasonal.


The Severn Project is constantly evolving and developing and they need your help to put down some roots of certainty in Holt (Wiltshire). Moving to the new site would mean that they can expand their range to include vegetables and would be able to grow around 15 tons per year of parsley, coriander, mint, dill, edible flowers and peashoots to keep up with customer demand.

If you are interested in local food production at scale this crowdfunder should interest you. They are an organisation that invite the community to integrate with the whole business of food production from field to plate, helping to stimulate the local economy through both sales and employment.

To back this project follow this link and help make market gardening viable and visible.

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Action Against Hunger at The Canteen

LoveFoodGiveFood LogoToday we join 100’s of restaurants across the UK to raise vital funds for Action Against Hunger .
25p from every main meal we sell throughout September will go to projects providing clean water & good nutrition to malnourished children in over 50 countries worldwide. It’s a great cause and one we really want to shout about it, so next time you’re in take a look at the leaflets and posters that are dotted around the bar or for more information visit their website.  

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Dub BBQ at the Canteen

We’ve got what your summer has been waiting for!

On Saturday 20th August we will be firing up the BBQ with plenty of incredible eats out on the decking while DJ Selecta Fiyah Mama & Dj Ruben Robinson blast out some stonking dub that will keep you dancing throughout the day.

DJ Selecta Fiyah Mama

Best part?
It’s free entry, so come along to our event of the summer and party with us all day long.

More info:
Date: 20 August 2016
Time: 1:00pm–9:00pm


Total Produce Open Day

Earlier this week executive chef, Scott Hislop, was up bright and early to visit one of our suppliers on their open day.


Total Produce is a large whole sale service that works with growers and producers from all around Somerset and the UK and provide us with fresh produce as well as dry goods to use in our kitchens.



Brand manager Charlie Hicks, was kind enough to give us a tour around the whole sale market where we got to try some of the delicious ingredients and find out more about how they work closely with some of Britain’s best growers to get the best quality produce to your plate.


As well as all the great suppliers they had chefs, Adrian John Kirikmaa and Romy Gill cooking much needed sausage sandwiches early in the morning and giving cooking demos later in the day.


We even got to see our own dedicated shelves where we found our latest delivery of beautiful English tomatoes ( which Scott was pretty pleased with! )


If you are interested in finding out more about what Total produce do and find out about any more of their events visit their website or follow them on Twitter for their latest news.


Lush lunches at The Canteen

Not got much time at lunch?

As well as our daily lunch time offerings of delectable dishes, we are now selling a range of sandwiches that follow our usual ethos of sustainability, with different fillings including vegetarian and vegan options cooked up daily by head chef, Christabel Courtauld.


Pork Belly, sauerkraut and mustard

Our sandwiches are priced between £3-£4 and are made using our own bread from the The Old Market Assembly Bakery.  Why not treat yourself to some take away cake for dessert? Or if you have a little more time get yourself the ultimate lunch time combination of soup and a sandwich.

Smoked hummus, roasted beetroot and wild garlic sandwich (vegan)