At the end of last week we launched our new dinner menu and err the snow came. Bit odd that part but it also brought the intended part too; even more tasty grub into the Canteen whilst mixing some really dirty burgers with some lighter eats and offering you more value (as part of this our 2 courses for £20 has gone down to 2 courses for £18 plus a free glass of wine).
Anyways, we wanted to introduce you to some of the new dishes, starting with our small plates. Whilst they are typically viewed as starters we’ve got no probs with you ordering a few to have as a main, to share with a mate and a drink or two or to order as sides to go with a bigger plate or, say, a burger.
Pictured below, these are already proving super popular; breaded white fish (Coley), avocado, shredded cabbage and a tasty crema. You get 3 in a serving for £6, click here to book in and try them out.
All Day Breakfast Scotch Egg
Our scotch is epic, we really do think it is one of the very best in London, and beyond, and given how often we sell out, you guys seem to agree. It’s a monster, it’s served warm and the egg is a bit runny – happy days. We serve it with English mustard.
We’re really into cauliflower at the moment and we wanted to find a fun way of getting it onto our small plate menu. We’re dipping them in a slightly spicy tempura batter and they taste good, with just a little background heat. You deffo don’t need to be vegetarian to enjoy them.
Ben’s Buffalo Wings
We’ve moved these from being a side dish, up into the small plate section as they were too good to hide away. There are lots of ways to do buffalo wings, ours are a little different, no doubt purists will be weeping but it’s all about the final flavour and we hope you like it. We’re serving the wings in bigger portions than most and brining before coating in a spicy rub and oven cooking them.
We spotted these on a recent trip to France, in an awesome brasserie solely dedicated to Moules, and we thought they’d be a fun addition to our menu… dip them in our homemade tartare sauce.
So there we have it, the small plates. Let us know your thoughts via twitter @benscanteen, we’re already developing our next menu and would love some input from you. Also, we’ve really started getting into Instagram, it would be very cool if you added your images of our food, just add #benscanteenmenu to your pics. This way people can see your images as well as the ones we’ve uploaded.