Canteen Christmas is nearly here and it’ll be hitting LCB Depot on Friday 22 December. As the Friday before Christmas many of you might be finishing work early so those lovely Canteen folk are opening doors early at 2pm for plenty of festive fun.

The traders are some of the customers’ favourites from the past year with a new seafood trader added to the mix! Read on below for their full menus. We can’t wait! Plus it starts at 2pm so you can fit in lunch AND dinner, right?

Why not make this event extra special with a Christmas party package? Various packages are available for corporate and groups providing vouchers for food and drinks – please email [email protected] for more information.

The party continues from 8pm as Tailgate carries on the vibe at The Shed until 2am with some great DJs playing Funk/Soul/Disco beats.

The Canteen team will be taking a break in January so this is set to be the last Canteen until the end of February 2018.


The Gravy Train
The Gravy Train

The Toulouse
Skin-On Fries, Squeaky Cheese Curds and Beef Gravy topped with a Rich Tomato and Red Wine Cassoulet of Toulouse Sausage, Smoked Bacon, Haricot Beans and Rosemary Croutons

The Montreal
Classic poutine of Skin-On Fries, Squeaky Cheese Curds and a Beef or Mushroom Gravy

The Budapest
Skin-On Fries, Squeaky Cheese Curds and a Beef or Mushroom Gravy, topped with Crispy Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Soured Cream and Smoked Paprika

The Pioneer
Skin-On Fries, Squeaky Cheese Curds and Beef Gravy topped with Beer-Poached BBQ Chicken, Mapled Bacon, Soured Cream and Smoked Paprika

Mighty Softshell Crab
soft shell crab

Soft Shell Crab in Tempura Batter
Whole soft shell crab, fried to order and served on a tortilla with salad, crème fraiche and homemade Thai chilli sauce (sweet or hot)

King Prawns in Tempura Batter
Tail on King Prawns, fried to order and served on a tortilla with salad, crème fraiche and homemade Thai chilli sauce (sweet or hot)

Crab & Prawn Platter
A mix of the above two dishes

Wallace & Sons
Wallace & sons

Pork Bun
Handmade steamed bun, Pork shoulder, hoi sin, sriracha, crispy pork skin

Salt Cod Bun
Handmade steamed black bun, salt cod, pickled fennel, sriracha mayo

Katsu Bun
Fried chicken, pickled shiitake, wasabi mayo

Cauli Bun (v)
Beer battered fried cauliflower, miso, peanuts, hot sauce

Mini Buns
3 mini buns of Pork, Cod & Chicken

Sweet Potato Fries
Served with Korean BBQ Sauce

The Middle Feast
middle feast canteen Leicester


Pomegranate & zatar chicken
Free range chicken, 24 hour marinade

Confit duck
Lebanese spices, candied walnuts, goats cheese, pickled figs

Salt baked celeriac
Preserved lemon, dill, sumac 

All served in a freshly baked lavash / gluten free wrap with: Charcoal hummus, winter slaw, hazelnut dukkah, burnt lemon yoghurt, hot harissa, sweet pickled radish

Big fat mezzê box
Pomegranate & zatar chicken – urfa glazed lamb – goats cheese – charcoal hummus – winter slaw– hazelnut dukkah – burnt lemon yoghurt – hot harissa – sweet pickled radish

The Italian Stallion
italian stallion pizza leicester canteen

Queen Margherita
The best San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano and basil

Generous helpings of pepperoni and cheeky little roquito pepper pearls

The Forester
Spinach, caramelised onion chutney, mushrooms and garlic oil, finished with cracked black pepper

Festive Feast
Turkey, pigs (pork sausage), blankets (bacon), a sprinkling of sage and optional cranberry sauce

Turkey Curry
Tasty turkey curry, mango chutney and fresh coriander… on a pizza! Dreams really do come true!

Mince Pie Calzone
Like a mince pie… only better! Delicious mincemeat encased in a calzone shell and sprinkled with icing sugar

Bournville Waffle Company
bournville waffle company

Orange Chocolate Fudge
Whipped cream, homemade orange chocolate fudge pieces, chocolate buttons and chocolate sauce.

Homemade marshmallow fluff, desiccated coconut, chocolate buttons and chocolate sauce

Honeycomb Cheesecake
Vanilla cheesecake cream, honeycomb pieces, chocolate buttons and salted caramel sauce

Toffee Nut Pavlova
Crushed meringue, vanilla fudge pieces, mixed chopped nuts, white chocolate buttons and caramel sauce.

Nutella & Strawberry
Nutella chocolate spread, strawberry slices, whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Slices of banana, whipped cream, chocolate buttons and caramel sauce

Mixed Berry Compote (Vegan)
Hot vanilla mixed berry compote served with fresh strawberries



Sailor Jerry Bar
The bar is situated just inside LCB near the Rutland Street entrance providing happy hour Sailor Jerry cocktails all night and soft drinks. This will be the last time you will be able to have drinks from the current menu – as a new one will be introduced in February.

sailor jerry canteen leicester

Tailgate Bar (Boutique Bar)
Located in the glass building at the top right corner of the courtyard. This month their cocktails are obviously going to have a very festive twist and they look fabulous! Their cocktail menu is always one of the event highlights so check back soon for the full menu!

Tailgate Christmas After Party
The new Canteen sister brand at The Shed happens on the same night, so get down there after visiting Canteen. Its free entry and DJs will be playing a mix of Funk, Disco, Old School Hip-Hop and Party vibes across two floors until 2am. There will be Cocktail and Craft Beer offers all night.

Check back soon for the full trader menus!

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