Ben's Canteen - First Table
A biography of Ben's Canteen, Clapham for First Table. This restaurant deals website has had huge success in Australia and New Zealand and has recently arrived in London. I write the majority of their restaurant bios, typically turning them around within 48 hours. It is sometimes challenging to make different branches of mini chains (such as Ben's Canteen) sound different. Here, I aimed to capture the fact that Clapham is dominated by twenty-somethings looking for a good time and therefore the restaurant has more of a party atmosphere than the Earlsfield branch, which tends to be favoured by families. Read the full thing here or get a sense of it from the excerpts below.
'This is the sort of food that will make you want to gather your friends, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Fat beef patties are a base for towers of deliciousness from bacon, kimchi and jalapenos, to gooey Gouda cheese.'
'The wine list is priced at little more than cost value. If you don’t have time to finish the bottle, you’re actively encouraged to take it away and keep the party going at home.'
'Ben’s is on a mission to prove that Aussie’s do it better when it comes to brunch. Expertly seasoned Bloody Mary’s and brunch shots keep hangovers at bay, while the recovery bun, a comforting hash brown, black pudding and egg patty, will ensure you’re ready to face whatever the weekend throws at you. Bring it on.