Ben's Canteen

4.1
533 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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 533 People Are Saying
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RR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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

Lovely breakfast, great service and a delicious Bloody Mary

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Menu choice and quality of food mediocre and pricy

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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N
London
44 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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RF
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful bottomless brunch at Ben's Canteen. Our waitress was lovely and very attentative. The menu was varied, although some dishes weren't available. The value for money was incredible as we had unlimited prosecco for two hours and a main dish, all for £25. My pancakes were delicious and fluffy with amazing salted caramel sauce and crunchy honeycomb. Portion sizes were filling. Only down side is that the restaurant is quite busy and a little loud for brunch. I'd definitely go again and recommend for a fun great value brunch.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and great atmosphere - bacon was a little too salty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for a Mother’s Day brunch- great atmosphere and obviously busy. Unfortunately it was an hour until we saw our food. Our two small children were understandably hungry, and I’m sorry to say I can’t recommend the food that we ordered from the kids menu- far too grown up ingredients (‘avocado on toast’ was guacamole with all the trimmings on chargrilled sourdough, my 3 year old was still pulling coriander from his teeth a few hours later..) It needed to be much simpler and quicker. Having said that, the food and drinks consumed by the grown ups was excellent! I would go back, just not at peak time and not with my children.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th time I have been, 4th time I have had the recovery burger with sweet potato chips, 4th time it was incredible! We were there celebrating my birthday and everyone in our group really enjoyed the food and experience more generally.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff. Particularly like their 'golden latte'. Definitely needs to be tried

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Ben's canteen is always very busy and the food is good. that said after reserving a table for 5 via open table the staff members in charge of seating had not properly looked in to the information and didn't have a table ready for awhile, it was a bit haphazard but once we sat down the table staff were lovely.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and service. NHS discount is an added plus!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and even better food!!! Apologies I didn’t tip, I removed ser charge from the bill thinking I had change but didn’t!!!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Staff rude, miserable and unhelpful. Booked table in advance. Had to wait 45 minutes to order and even then had to ask for someone to take it. They then asked us to move tables as they had a group coming in and needed our (pre-booked) table. The table they wanted us to move to hadn’t even be cleaned. They were in such a rush to move us that they mixed all our drinks around and took some away. We had to ask for them to be returned! The pancakes were a real let-down with minimal toppings. Had to call someone over to ask for more syrup. Nobody was interested in checking if the food was ok. They then added a service charge to the bill!!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very average, brunch menu is very un-exciting and not very flexible in terms of add-ons and extras. Also, quite expensive for what it really is.
Poached eggs were overcooked, unfortunately.

If you are vegan - there arent many options and all pretty boring.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for brunch. The service was excellent and our server was really friendly. We stayed quite a while but didn’t feel rushed to leave like in some places. Food was also delicious - definitely recommend! The only downside (if I had to come up with one!) was we were sat quite near the door and so it gets very cold! This ended up being the reason we left because we had to sit in our coats - otherwise we probably would have stayed longer and had a few more drinks:

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious best brunch I have had, very flavoursome and highly recommend the has browns they are the best I’ve ever eaten!

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