Brunch at Ben's Canteen, Battersea
It's only right for my next review to bring you more joy, good food and brunch to brighten up this gloomy January.
I'll be honest, leaving my house to go for breakfast or brunch has been very minimal over these Winter months; but I can assure you, Ben's Canteen is worth the travel.
Since 2011 Ben's Canteen has been a hidden gem in South London, popular with the Clapham locals but has since risen in the London foodie scene thanks to it's relaxed atmosphere, creative menu and really amazing brunch.
What to drink:
Of course, the brunch favourite, Bloody Mary graces the menu. Made with Ben's special mix (which they now sell bottled), not personally my cup of tea but there's loads more to choose from. A peach Bellini is always a great starter for brunch, in the summer months they also do a frose (frozen rose) what more do you need in the Summer months than an alcoholic slush puppy!
The fresh smoothies are also amazing, so refreshing and makes you feel like less guilty for the overindulgent brunch.
What to eat:
I had my eyes on the Fried chicken Benedict before I even turned up for brunch. Eggs Benedict seems to end up on my plate majority of the time I go for breakfast or brunch and I just couldn’t resist this epic creation. I’ve never seen it done before and it seriously made me think why has nobody ever thought of this before?! Made with crispy buttermilk fried chicken topped with perfectly poached eggs, it was the perfect match.
You should also try the home-made hash browns, the soft grated potato is not too greasy and lovingly topped with cheese. The portion size is quite generous too so makes a nice side for sharing .
Lastly I had to try a bit of the banana pancakes I am a bit of a pro when it comes to making my own so I always love to test out the competition. The pancakes are laden with salted caramel sauce, hazelnuts and maple syrup, they aren't too sickly and are soft and bouncy.
I recommend trying the DIY doughnuts for dessert, where the mini doughnuts come with a syringe that you can insert your own choice of filling into. They also do bottomless dinner and brunch so there's you're final excuse to get down there!
Ben's Canteen, Battersea & Earlsfield
Web / www.benscanteen.com
Twitter / @BensCanteen
Instagram / @BensCanteen
*I was invited to visit Ben's Canteen although the views and thoughts represented in this article are my own.*