Bloody Bens

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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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A Gin Distillery in Earlsfield with a Gin & Cocktail Bar plus a Kitchen that serves Tapas in the Evenings and Brunch at the Weekends.

Drink and Dine by our Copper Still where we create small batches of Gin, the first to be made in the area.

Enjoy our Gin Bar which serves amazing Cocktails and also over 60 Guest Gins for you to discover.
In the Evenings, we have Spanish inspired Tapas which can be enjoyed as Bar Snacks or for Meals - whether it be date night or a large gathering.
You can also hire out spaces just for drinks.

We take reservations for Weekend Brunch - no need to queue for your Smashed Avo.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Distillery
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Hours of operation
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
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Phone number
020 8944 0452
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
TK
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Catering
We serve Spanish inspired Tapas.
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Cross street
Trewint Street
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Parking details
Free at the weekends and after 4.30pm during the week.
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Public transit
Earlsfield Train Station (one stop from Clapham Junction and Wimbledon)Or Bus from Wandsworth Town or Tooting
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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AJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for Sunday brunch! I had a great time here with a group of friends and our respective kids (ages 7 months to 9 years). Kids activities here from 1pm on Sunday - genius.

C
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service.
Lovely restaurant

KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were incredibly accommodating to our last minute request for a large table and the service was impeccable. Also, the Bloody Mary is one of the best I have had in London and their food was delicious also. We will be back!!

ML
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and most of all great gin !!! You have to try pink one

The reviews below were submitted before September 6th 2019, when this restaurant changed its chef.
CS
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have eaten here several times over the last couple of years, but think it has recently gone down hill. Used to be a great brunch spot but now the portion sizes seem to have reduced with prices staying the same and the service is becoming consistently slow and apathetic. The food and the menu is still decent but it’s becoming more hard to justify picking Bens given the strong competition in the area.

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! The staff are friendly and the bloody marys are tasty.

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good brunch - would definitely recommend. Nice and light at the back of the restaurant

WL
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely yummy food, exciting atmosphere (even if quite empty)

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food drinks and amazing staff.
The food is very very good and yummy fresh ingredients. Cool drinks too.

1
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for brunch only to arrive and be offered a sofa and small coffee table by the door. The actual restaurant, which has dining tables, was half empty and the waiter was extremely rude and not accommodating. We did not stay to have brunch.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is tasty and well presented but service is slow and it is quite loud in the back room.

R
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Ben's bottomless dinner, it's amazing value and they're great at topping you up! Usually go to the Clapham Junction one but the Earlsfield version was much quieter which is a shame as it's more fun with lots of people!

m
London
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and ambience were excellent. And, value for money was great too. We will definitely go again.

K
London
57 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally managed to get to Bens Canteen after investing in the crowdfunding a couple of years ago. Last minute booking. Great welcome, quick and efficient service. Food arrived quickly and all was very enjoyable. Shared the chicken nugget and squid starters, followed by doubled up BC burger

We will be back.

LD
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch or lunch.
Excellent food that is not over priced.
We visit often and will continue to do so.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times already to Ben’s Canteen. Absolutely love the food here and will be back again soon!

MS
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the service was great!

KR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ben's Canteen in Earlsfield used to be my go-to place for brunch. I hadn't been here for a while but both myself and friends where thoroughly disappointed. The breakfast menu had a strange mixture of items on it and the quality of the food wasn't very good- bland taste and very salty. Bring back the old Ben's!

PS
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took work colleagues out for a thank you dinner. We had a lovely time, we were well looked after and the food was great. If I'm honest it feels like it is catering for trends rather than an authentic presentation of what people want to eat but that's being picky. Go there!

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my favourite places for brunch or a Sunday roast! Will definitely be back :)

CH
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the gin, the music and the food. Ben’s Canteens exceeded our expectation.

D
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was really busy! Despite this we were served really quickly by a very friendly waiter. The food was outstanding as usual

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was great and quick service but very noisy. Ok if you don't mind that and looking for a very casual lunch and not planning to stay for too long

EA
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pancakes in town and Peanut butter-Banana milkshake is just to die for!

r
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Staff were friendly as usual. We’ll definitely be returning soon.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our 3rd time to Ben's. The food is really good and the service is friendly. We love the fact that we can bring our dog with us! We will definitely go back.

BK
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

I loved the old brunch menu with traditional eggs Benedict and the acai bowls, I definitely miss those. Also didn’t quite like the judgement from the staff about ordering GnT’s at 11:30 while everyone else can freely drink mimosas. Used to love Ben’s now not so much.

O
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I found the waiters and waitresses to be disinterested in the customers and came across rude. I found it hard to get their attention and on one occasion, on returning to our table a waitress gestures for us to go to the back of the restaurant in a manor that is not acceptable in the service industry. I found the portion sizes small and the food was average, under seasoned and over cooked.

NR
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre and pricey for what it is. I ordered the fritters which were doughy and a side of chorizo for £3 and got 2 small pieces.
Theres lots of other options which are better for sure

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely halloumi fries but the doughnuts were rather disappointing - and normally I love them! No syringes for injecting the filling and the dough was pretty tough.

J
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bens has great brunches and superb burgers. Service can be a bit over stretched when it’s busy and they keep pushing their prices up! Which pushes it beyond they value vs quality which they previously had. But still I keep coming back!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Was a good evening, the only minor issue was slow service at times, but it was a busy evening. All staff were friendly and hospitable, and the food and drinks were good. Definitely plan on going back.

m
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My partner and I booked to come here Sunday morning 10/02/19. We struggled to get a booking but settled on 9.30am despite it being slightly too early. For the fact we struggled, we thought that it would be busy but was not the case when we arrived. Again, despite this, we were given a pretty awful table and told all others were fully booked. These tables actually remained empty for the duration of our visit!!!!!!!!!
My partners food was OK i think. He had the full english. I had the sweetcorn and kale fritters and a latte. The latte was good but arrived lukewarm. I would have preferred it hotter but perhaps my fault for not requesting 'extra hot'. My fritters were inedible pretty much. Pure stodge that was difficult to chew and swallow. Not to mention tasteless. I paid an extra £4 for chorizo which was the ultimate joke. This was 1 tiny chorizo sausage sliced in half like it was attempting to disillusion me!
Won't be coming back. And my partner was more upset that he wasted his sunday lie in for mediocre, expensive food!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food wasn’t great. Service was okay. It wasn’t very busy and you could see why.

ED
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service ! We had a gluten free person with us that had multiple choices. We started with the chicken nuggets WOW ! We then had burgers and a flat iron steak again WOW !
Thanks Ben’s we will be back x

B
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and the menu had so much choice! The only thing I would say is that it is a little on the expensive side.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really sweet team. Loved the atmosphere too. Will definitely come back !!

SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eight of us had a lovely brunch with some excellent gin and tonics (Ben's own distilled gin). Great atmosphere - warm and welcoming. Excellent service - quick and friendly.

BE
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly staff. Would definitely visit again

SP
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Regret disappointment this time. Previous experience was good but this time over cooked burger, charred bacon and soggy fries made it a less than wonderful experience