Whilst the daytimes at Ben’s Canteen are all about treating yourself to an indulgent brunch (if you’re working from home or are lucky enough to have a day off then we certainly suggests some eggs, Allpress coffee and just maybe a cheeky Bloody Mary), night times are all about dirty burgers.
All of our burgers are handmade on site, using a house mix to make a serious beef patty, homemade burger sauce and a glazed ‘American’ bun.
In the case of the original BC Burger, we brine topside of beef for 24 hrs before slow cooking it for 8 hrs. This is then sliced to order, topped with smoked cheddar and placed on top of the beef patty – it’s epic and has seen MSN Food name us as one of the Top 21 Burger Places in the UK, Scout Magazine rate it as one of the top 10 in London and ShortList view it as one of the UK’s best.
We also have the Big Benny Melt, which is a burger topped with Mac & Cheese and the Sloppy Ben, a burger topped with Chilli Con Carne and a slice of rather retro American cheese.
If these burgers aren’t doing it for you then you can always tuck into the Sea Dog which is basically a jumbo posh fish finger roll, the BC Chicken Burger, a Pulled Pork Bap with Deep Fried Pickles or a veggie friendly Mushroom & Peach Burger.
To go with a dirty burger we suggest you get stuck into a cocktail (we’re thinking an Old Fashioned) or take down a Boilermaker (a shot of Maker’s Mark followed by a more leisurely pint of Meantime Pale Ale). We’ve also got the brilliant Meantime London Lager on tap as well as beers from the local brewery, Sambrook’s. Or a fun wine list that offers plenty of value and some very drinkable reds to wash down all that beefy goodness.
Now, go round up some mates, and come hang out with us on St John’s Hill.