Award-winning Kitchen Café opens its doors in East Belfast

Pictured (L-R): Amy Bonnar is pictured with Barry Heaton Head Chef and Terry Reilly, Head Barista at Canteen

Formerly located in Belfast’s Saint Anne’s Square, Canteen has opened its new kitchen café on the Belmont Road. The award-winning eatery promises to bring the same dedication to exceptional coffee and fantastic food to its new home.

Exciting times lie ahead as the team is bolstered with the addition of the multi award-winning and inspirational Chef, Joery Castel, owner of the Boat House, Bangor, which was recently recognised in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurant List. Consulting on the new venture, Joery brings his internationally acclaimed flair and inspiration to the more casual eating experience at Canteen’s Kitchen Café, as he does to The Boathouse.
Speaking about the new venture, Barry Heaton Head Chef said “Our ethos has and always will be to source our products locally and seasonally where possible and we hope our diners will enjoy the menu we have created from local produce which is very keenly priced.”

The newly crafted menu will feature producers, including Abernethy Butter, Leggygowan Farm Goats Cheese, Cavanagh Free Range Eggs, Rockvale Farm Chicken, Coffeys sausages and Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt.
Canteen will be offering an ‘All Day Menu’ and promises is everything you would expect from a Kitchen Café, whether it’s something light or something hearty that takes your fancy.

You might have difficulty choosing from the Boathouse Seafood Chowder, Chickpea Falafel, Smoked Salmon Linguine or the chef recommended Hearty Venison Stew.

Canteen has long been renowned for providing exceptional coffee, and in 2013 was listed as one of the top 50 coffee houses in the UK. The new venue will continue to host the ever-popular Coffee Masterclasses and Canteen Supper Club as well as a range of other new events, soon to be revealed.

This child-friendly venue will be a welcome addition to the bustling Belmont Road and with an extensive menu, including Gluten Free and Vegetarian, free Wi-Fi with fantastic event and conference facilities. There is even a dedicated children’s area with a selection of toys and books to keep the little ones amused.
Canteen, Belmont Road is open Mon – Wed 8.30am-5pm & Thurs – Sat 8.30am-8pm and is located at 10 Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2AN. Evening opening invites diners to ‘Bring Your Own Wine’ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm.

For further information please call 028 9067 3136, or email: or follow on and Twitter: @CanteenBelfast . Visit for the full offering.