Ben’s Canteen Clapham
I was quite intrigued to see what a burger place could do in terms of festive feasts at Christmas time, and was pleasantly surprised with what Ben’s Canteen to offer! For starters we decided to try the Xmas Karma Cola Croquettes. I absolutely love croquettes and these just did not disappoint! The Xmas in the title is because inside the crunchy breadcrumbs is braised ham with cheese and potato…so tasty! The Karma Cola comes from the most tastiest, sweetest dip that accompanied them – made up from Karma Coca Cola, ketchup and brown sugar! Amazing!
The loaded fries on the menu are so epic! As we were there to try some festive foods, we decided to opt for Xmas Loaded Roasties. All I can say is WOW! Oh, and make sure you order one between two unless you have a huge appetite! Beautiful, freshly roasted potatoes, with ALL the trimmings including pork and Brussel Sprouts! If you’re a sprout lover, you’ll be pleased to know they’re actually cooked to perfection (meaning crunchy and not soggy!) and if you’re not a sprout lover, there are only a few sprinkled on top, so you can easily remove them and sneak them onto someone else’s plate! The Kimichi Fries were delicious too!
Being all Turkey Roasted out from the previous night’s work do, I didn’t end up trying the Xmas Turkey Burger, but it literally is a Christmas dinner in a bun and sounds amazing! I decided to try their Awesome Veggie Burger, which actually was pretty awesome. A substantial amount of sweet potato complete with a kick of harissa within a crispy bun. If you love your meat, a real kick of spice, and lots of different flavours, then try the Korean Burger!
This really is a cute little place in Clapham and definitely somewhere to go at the start of your night out. With great food, a fab atmosphere, friendly staff, and great music you can definitely get in the mood for a night out after being here. Therefore we couldn’t leave without trying one of their cocktails, and opted for the Krak Koffee Espresso Martini, which was gorgeous!
A huge sign inside Ben’s Canteen says “Hang out, Indulge, Have Fun” and this is exactly what you do when you’re there. A great place to eat out with friends, catch up over some awesome drinks, take in the atmosphere and then go and party in Clapham!