Ben's Canteen - Earlsfield

4.1
141 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.

Our Earlsfield Canteen has a Wine Bar to the front and a large air-conditioned dining room to the rear.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Comfort Food, Cafe Dining
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday:
11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday:
9am - 11pm
Sunday:
9am - 9.30pm
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Phone number
020 8944 0452
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Trewint Street
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Parking Details
Off-street parking, free from 4.30pm
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Public Transit
Earlsfield train station is a short walk away as are bus-stops for the 77, 44 and 270.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

Two Courses & Drink for £18

Any Starter or Dessert and Main Course plus a Drink (125ml house wine/soft drink/half pint of lager). 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: 20 February 2018

Ends: 20 August 2018

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:30

£10 before 10

Any Brunch item plus a Coffee or Tea. Does not include sides. 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: 20 February 2018

Ends: 20 August 2018

Availability: Sun 09:00-10:00
Sat 09:00-10:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 7:15PM - 9:15PM
Mon - Sat 8:45PM - 9:45PM

What 141 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.9
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3.5
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Went for the new Sunday roasts. They were tasty and had a good range on sides.

I wish this place would put a bit more time into training their staff. It’s almost impossible to get someone over to the table after you’re seated. They’re very nice when they do come over but it’s an exercise in frantic waving to order or get a drink.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

We were looked after really well for our Father’s Day/birthday breakfast, fantastic food and service!

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1.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Reception was frosty to say the least from a gentleman ( but luckily had a lovely girl serving us) and was then later chased down the road and accused of stealing (we had paid) - food was ok but nothing special - was so looking forward to going so really disappointed

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2.0Dined on 28 May 2018

I found the food quite expensive for what it was, and the menu very very limited (we went there for brunch).
The service was quite poor - we were sitting outside and had to chase the waiter for things everytime.
The quality of the food was nice but in my personal opinion lacked seasoning a lot (so did my friends).
The area and the overall set up was very nice though.

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3.0Dined on 27 May 2018

I went to Ben's Canteen with friends I see rarely as I had enjoyed my birthday there a few weeks ago. We waited for at least 15 minutes for the food/drinks menus...a small matter. What was so disappointing was that one table dominated the restaurant. They were clearly on some sort of 'bottomless brunch' offer. It was so noisy and impossible to converse with our friends. No attempt was made to ask these people to keep the noise down. We left without ordering desserts/coffees (we moved to another place for that) - as did other diners. I have met Ben and know he would not have tolerated this had he been there. Shame, as the food is really good. I would be reluctant to recommend Ben's now, which is also a shame as I've been singing its praises recently.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

The food was amazing and the servings were decently sized. Lovely staff.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great food, lots of options in the menu. The ambience was fun as well.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Love this place however it’s bit on the pricey side! £7.50 for a small Acai bowl!

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

This place does really decent burgers and a very inventive brunch. On this occasion we went in to try the new evening menu. They’ve started doing a steak, which was very nice. I still wish the non burger menu was a little more inventive.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

New to the area, went for brunch and it was delicious! Will be back again very soon

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

We love Ben’s Canteen! And the one in Earlsfied is a thousand times better than the one in Clapham, especially in service!

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

The service was excellent. There was a problem with my gluten free meal but the staff were so helpful and sorted it all out for me to ensure my food was gluten free

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

We had a fabulous time last Saturday with our bottomless bubbles experience! Great atmosphere, lovely food, very generous on the prosecco front .....and very popular - we’ll definitely be back with rest of our mates 🥂 thanks guys!

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1.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Service was very slow. Had to chase the waiting staff for our side orders and drinks to then be told that the kitchen had ran out of chips.

Unfortunately would not recommend

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Came here for a brunch with my bridesmaids, as always it was delicious. Love the menu, especially the pancakes.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great venue, and great food. Child friendly during the day, and I’m sure it’s a great spot for the evening sans kids as well

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Great afternoon spent drinking bottomless bubbles with friends😋

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5.0Dined on 27 August 2016

Had a wonderful Saturday brunch meet up with a friend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food and my "Dirty Aussie Iced Coffee" was a amazing. The ambience was relaxed and friendly and the staff and service were excellent.

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4.0Dined on 25 August 2016

Quite expensive but good setting and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 13 August 2016

Disappointed about the dinner menu not being available (it was only 2:30pm) but the burger was sublime!

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2016

Another lovely meal at Bens Canteen Earlsfield. Been here for brunch, lunch, dinner and bottomless bubbles Satruday and every time has been fabulous. Great service and lovely food.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2016

Excellent food and service as always! Will be coming back for sure:)

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2016

Great quality food, big portions, really tasty. friendly staff. Nice drinks, everything perfect. thank you!

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2016

I'd heard a lot about this place and it was fine but I was a bit underwhelmed.

Positives first - the staff were excellent - helpful, friendly, attentive.

The decor was nice and it had a nice vibe but the place was empty on a Friday evening - just one other couple the whole time we were there.

I found the food fairly mediocre (I had a veggie burger and fries, my partner had the chicken and coleslaw) and was pretty pricey for what it was.

Overall it's fine but overrated and pricey for what it is really. I wouldn't rush back for dinner. Would maybe try it for a brunch though.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2016

Lovely venue, good food and great staff. Made my wife feel special on her birthday. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2016

Good local place for a catch up with friends and a good burger!!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2016

First impression is a small tavern around the corner. As soon as you enter you could see the bar which is separated from a nicely arranged dinning area at the back. very chilled out, not overly expensive feel and comfy are the words come to mind about the place. yet best thing about Ben's Canteen is the service. I forgot to ask the waitress's name (rude of me) but she was outstanding. Very friendly , polite , helpful with the menu and attentive. we had duck croquets and nachos for starters both recommended by the waitress and ordered wine. Decent portions and it was happy hour so 2 for 1 on drinks as well. Didn't order any mains as we were attending another party afterwards ,so went for desert options.Doughnuts and brownie with ice cream, things to have. Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 1/2 to 4 hours we spent there .It was a monday evening so the place wasn't too busy. Few customers watching football at the bar but overall not too noisy or dull. It is definitely going in my little secret places list.If i have to pick anything bad it will be the rest room. Could have been a little more cleaner/fresher. Specially as they just opened the door for business. But its minor . some people might find my 5 star review a bit too much but hey it's all about how you feel when you come out off the place. Ben's canteen in my opinion is 5 star in that way.

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2016

Very friendly place , lovely food. Perfect place for a friends' get together.

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2016

Very limited lunch time menu at 2 pm with mainly brunch items and 3 burgers as the only choices. Food was nice but not what I was expecting or wanted at lunch time.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2016

One of my favourite local restaurants! The food is always yummy and the service is always efficient and given with a smile :)

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2016

Firm local favourites. Excellent food, beer & wine

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2016

My and my 6 friends came for bottomless bubbles on a Saturday afternoon. The food was great- with good veggie options. The staff were very attentive and really friendly- they made sure you never had an easy glass. I had defiantly recommend to anyone who wants a fun girls afternoon out!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2016

Great pulled pork burger followed by diy inject your own warm donuts with jam, custard or choc sauce. Heaven, made even better with 20% off!

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2016

Always enjoy the place, repeat visitors

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2.0Dined on 4 May 2016

The first visit was a dream, excellent service, food and ambience - great. After raving about this place to friends I decided to treat my Mother to a meal. Wednesday night is Ribs night and if you book online you receive 20% off the bill. We ordered Duck Nuggets for starters which after 20mins of waiting for our starter we told they had sold out of duck nuggets, so we reordered. 45mins later we were getting hungry and grumpy. When the starter came - Scotch Egg, all was forgiven - it was delicious. Then the Ribs arrived 30mins later...again hunger was kicking in and it was getting late. Ribs were fine, not half as delicious as my first visit though. They were moist before and this visit, a little dry. Finally we got the bill, I paid and we left - feeling a little frustrated i paid the 12.5% service when it was pretty poor. Then i realised they hadn't taken the 20% off the bill! I quickly went back and they refunded the difference.
I'm not sure I'd go back again after this visit because of the terrible service we had. I will however, try the Ben's Canteen in Battersea and see if the service is any better.

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3.0Dined on 1 May 2016

Booked a table for 4 for Brunch over the May Bank Holiday. Table was booked for 10.30am and we arrived at 10.35am. We were told that since we were 10mins late our table had been given away. On challenging this with the staff, we were told that a table was after all available. Made the whole experience really sour. Since when did 5mins turn to 10mins and even top restaurants allow a 15min grace period. So yeah, thank but no thanks. Wont be going back.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2016

We were made to feel very welcome. Staff went out their way to make it a very special birthday celebration! Good for our group!

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2016

Lovely, welcoming relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent, especially the chocolate and peanut butter brownie.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2016

My boyfriend and i visited Ben's Canteen last week and we were both incredibly impressed with the food. We has two courses and a drink for £18. Even the house wine that came with the food was fantastic. I had the Roast Fillet of Cod served with slow cooked chorizo & chickpea stew with aioli and chimichurri and would recommend it to anyone. Lovely staff and lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2016

Lovely place, lovely food, had a good midweek deal.

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