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“Home, away from away”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bencho Cafe - CLOSED

Bencho Cafe
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: South Kensington
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home, away from away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Bencho's was just what we were looking for, as we didn't bookbreakfast at the hotel. We went back every day of our stay.

The owners are very welcoming. You can also ask for anything the way you like it, they'll prepare it. They also have free wifi and the pancakes are just fantastic.

If you're anywhere near Earl's Court, don't miss it. If your not closby, it's worth the detour!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank LauraK999
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Co Kildare
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Very tasty quiche...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We ate here twice during a visit to London last Nov. The food is brilliant so rustic and tasty. There is no pretensions it is just extremely good hearty food that is totally delicious. The quiche in particular was divine. We had a bit of a wait and they had to go out and buy wine to serve us!! But it all added to an interesting dining experience and one I would be happy to repeat.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank sgs67
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Isle of Wight, UK
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283 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“A real change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

In area looking for a quick lunch. Stumbled on Benchos and chose it as a change from the other chain overings in the area.
Rustic seating area, a little cramped but atmospheric. A menu with a few different plates to chose from which was a nice surprise. plentiful portions so good value.
We wished we had more time to be a bit more relaxed over our lunch, the puds looked amazing.
would recommend and use again if in area
NB toilets are upstairs

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Gardengel-IoW
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tasty and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I dined at this establishment in July last year as part of our European holiday. I quote from our notes, "Tasty food and excellent services. Wished we had had dessert as the samples we tried were delicious. We tried a sample of the Kiwi Cheesecake (chocolate chip)."

If we are back in London again we will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank WellingtonChris10
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Got to Earl's Court for a show and Bencho seemed to be the only place with a table available. Thankfully was not disappointed. It has a very cosy atmosphere for where it is (surrounded by new shops, restaurants and pubs). The staff were very friendly and the food was reasonably priced (for central London). The pizza I had a was interesting with a few toppings that would not be standard on most menus but thoroughly enjoyable. My friend's spaghetti with meatballs seemed to be slightly off the mark. It seemed like the spaghetti had been cooked earlier and then kept warm. They had some tasty looking desserts (that we didn't have the time to sample unfortunately).

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kushal A
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