Ben's Canteen

4.1
545 reviews
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Contemporary European
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  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Ben's Canteen is a neighbourhood hangout serving informal Dinners and delicious Brunches.
Every night we serve a relaxed menu, from 5pm, with a focus on amazing Burgers, alongside exciting Wines, Cocktails, Gins and Craft Beers.
During the Days we're open for Brunch and come the Weekend, we offer one of the best in London with banging Bloody Bens Bloody Marys.

Special Offers

2 courses:£18, 3 courses: £22

Any Starter or Dessert and Main Course. Cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 19 October 2018

Ends: 16 October 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:30

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Sun 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:45PM

What 545 People Are Saying
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W
London
7 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food every time, reasonable price, attentive staff!

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to catch up with a group of friends, decent food, good prices, and good service.

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

On a Saturday evening there were 5 other customers there over the course of our 2 hr meal. The burger was average to poor, and way overpriced for this quality. The service was good and very tasty gin cocktails. The restaurant has nice decor. Also the menu online advertised a large steak menu, but this wasn't actually the case. Wouldn't return to be honest.

v
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wasn’t made aware that it was only bottomless brunch from 4-6 at the weekends so travelled to get there and was only offered the bottomless brunch set menu

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Third time at Ben’s Canteen, and left very disappointed in the down turn in service.
Food is always reasonable, can’t have any complaints but the staff were inattentive and argumentative when we queried the bill (charged for double G&Ts when we hadn’t asked for them - “a regular/ standard G&T is a double measure” I was told by staff?!), also had to ask staff to provide menus and to take our order despite it being very quiet in there - probably a the reason for the lack of customers on a Saturday evening!
Won’t be going back as the member of staff who gave us the bill was unapologetic and rude. A shame, as we enjoyed going to Bens canteen for a low key meal out.

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They have a great range of flavoured gins, including 2 they make themselves. The food was really lovely, I was just a little disappointed that they had sold out of my 1st and 2nd choice main course and it was only 7.30 on a Thursday night. Would definitely go back!

NA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The food was tasty, but the venue was too loud (from other diners) and some food dishes were overpriced (especially the tender broccoli- £4.50 for 4 small stalks was ridiculous). I wouldn't rate this place for value for money.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was the only let down but good service and good atmosphere

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a great atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Birthday booking of 11. We were the only people in there and yet the service was exceptionally slow and slightly rude. £6.50 for extra halloumi cheese on the flatbread and yet was only two slices of halloumi. When questioned the waitress just said there was nothing she could do.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food’s good but it’s extremely noisy and no soundproofing at all - impossible to have a conversation during busy times

C
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time! Food was delicious and a great atmosphere. We upgraded to the Boozy Brunch although choice of words need to definitely be changed. Unlimited for 90 minutes but a maximum of 6 drinks is a bit silly. Either unlimited or 6 drinks maximum.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good and quite a bit of choice on the menu!
Good atmosphere too!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Brilliant service, never had an empty glass as staff came over to top up our prosecco as soon as we took a few sips, which was delightful! Food was restricted to burgers and nachos for brunch but that's all we wanted. Food was great! Would definitely return.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Started ok but a large group took over one side of the rear dining area and the noise they were making made it unbearably loud - the low ceiling and hard space just seemed to make the sound reflect. Their arrival also distracted the staff to the point where the service in general fell apart.

E
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I go to Ben's Canteen regularly, love the ambiance and food everytime!

KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are always so friendly and food was really tasty. Great for GF and DF too

C
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely breakfast, great service and a delicious Bloody Mary

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, good light restaurant although service is a little slow.

JW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. Cannot fault this place, food/service has been great each time. Thank you for your service!!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I think a little understaffed for how busy they were on Sunday. Otherwise awesome!

LA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was very average, very greasy with half cooked sausage. We sat at back of restaurant which was extremely noisy, think it’s slightly better at front of restaurant, not as noisy as it’s a bit more open space. Thought it was very overpriced for what you got on your plate. Will not be returning.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff, a lovely environment and good food. The staff were so accommodating and made us feel really welcome regardless of each of us having some sort of different dietary requirement for them to handle.

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with awesome food and service to match. Can't recommend this place highly enough. We'll definitely be back.

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch - absolutely fantastic! Friendly staff... food was great and our glasses were never empty!

H
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu choice and quality of food mediocre and pricy

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great birthday brunch here on a Thursday. Kids portions were huge & adult portions were prob more what you would expect! Really lovely staff who brought high chairs & totally great at finding space for our buggies. Also found a toy car for my son to play with. Attentive enough staff but not in your face. Great experience. Would definitely recommend & return myself.

LG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The jazz night was great. Caught up with friends, enjoyed the food, music and the 2 for 1 gins went down nicely.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm slowly becoming a regular here, and can't seem to get enough of the Korean Chicken Burger! Excellent menu and service. The Jazz was a little too loud on Wednesday night but brilliant performance nevertheless and great offers on gin!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I've been here before and have received excellent service, however Sunday, the service was quite slow except for drinks, a customer brought a dog inside which barked and yapped everytime people walked past, the food arrived and was luke warm, needless to say it wasn't enjoyable to have this level of service so we left as soon as we could

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Starter was nice but main was disappointing. Staff were lovely but even the chips weren’t good (didn’t think you could really get chips wrong?). The toilets and downstairs area near the kitchen also were not nice - I always use this as a benchmark for hygiene so would not recommend

CB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food - steak was excellent. Service a bit slow but it is mentioned in the menu that the food is cooked from scratch.

Gin cocktails also really great.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Food not great and overpriced. Whatever you do, don't order flatbread!

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Table was tiny that we go put on, and they were unable to move us. Bought the wrong food out. Squeezed so many tables down the back of the restaurant and took ages to bring us our bill. The Bens Canteen in Earlsfield is SOOO much better we love it there! Was our first time in Clapham junction and we wouldn’t return there.

R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch here is perfect, good value and always being topped up! Staff lovely and not too noisy/shrieks which some bottomless brunches can be!

DL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was very much OK, not outstanding but decent enough. Service was excellent, mind you, and the fact that they came over with a little cake with a candle for my friend's birthday, was very much appreciated.

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Please do not charge me £13.25 for a tasteless burger. Dry ,overcooked, with a portion a bland chips with it. This is a cheeseburger. This is not a hard thing to do. This is one of the most basic things to make. This is the first time in my life I have had to prefer biting a bullet and send something back. I put three stars because the waiter was very good about dealing with the complaint whereas I have heard horror stories of restaurants interrogating people who want to send food back.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. Very attentive and topped up our Prosecco a good amount. Just a tad noisy!

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to Ben’s previously on a Friday and had a more enjoyable experience. On Saturday, the food was average and service slow. It was very busy so perhaps that is the reason but on the whole a disappointing brunch.

N
London
45 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Noisy, slow (albeit charming) service and no idea what medium means in the cooking of steak

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