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  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
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  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
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  • bonanza Bean Review
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  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
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  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
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  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
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  • quantus Quantus
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  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Burger Wars Episode XXXIX: Mos Eisley Canteen

I’ve had a couple nice burgers in the States, so it was time to check a few couple places back home and retake my search for a great patty in London. A place on the list was Ben’s Canteen. Not a pub, not a coffee shop, just a canteen, where you can have British food done well! Open for breakfast, lunch, or diner, and during the weekends the busiest and best brunch of South West on Saturdays and a Sunday roast. 

The Canteen
A couple tables at the front, a decent bar, and a few more in the back. I loved the place, rustic decor, their white walls lighted by candles and dim lights giving a mysterious atmosphere, and the sensation you’re a in a friend house probably the bookshelf or the simplicity of the place. Got the menu and hesitated for a while, the roast looked really tasty, slow roast pork belly, hmmm! But my mission was trying the burger. 

Roast Menu
I ordered a started the beef brisket slider with bone marrow mayo just to entice my appetite, it was fine, nice flavour but I was hoping it would blow my mind, but still good flavours, and to calm my thirst I went for an Imperial stout, nice touch.

Then the BC burger homemade black angus beef, topped with corned beef, smoked cheddar, and their special sauce. 

BC Burger
The verdict, burger was good, nice smoky flavour, good seasoning, the corned beef was pretty good a nice addition, the sauce was pretty good, I almost ask for a side of the sauce to dip the fries, the fries were decent, thick, soft inside, crispy on the edges, the bread was almost collapsing but stand until the last bite, my only complains were the patty was cooked medium not medium rare as I ordered and the cheese is overpowered completely by the corned beef and the sauce it’s like there is no cheese at all. 

The damage, 16.5 quid for the burger, fries, and a beer. 

The conclusion, good burger, there is room for improvement but they are on the right track, I will give them 8.5 in my scale. I will definitely be back but for the pork belly and the scotch egg. 

British reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party” 

George: Somebody double parked, we couldn't help it. It might have been Saddam Hussein, we're not really sure. He had a British accent though

Ben's Canteen
T: 020 7228 3260
British Cuisine
Aprox Damage: £16.5pp
Area: Clapham
Borough: Wandsworth
Twitter: benscanteen
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Burger Me! said...

Nice review - I've yet to return for the corned beef topping, though I'm sad to hear it drowns out the fabulous smoked Montgomery chedder :(

Odo said...

Thanks Nick, yes the corned beef is quite good but overpower completely the cheddar cheese...

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