“I fancy a burger”
This is not a surprise, he always fancies a burger, Never the less it gave us the foundation for a Saturday night plan. Once upon a time Chris had a burger at The Duchy Arms (our old work place and home) he hasn’t been able to find a better burger since…and yes he has tried a lot since then. I have even tried Honest- but still that didn’t win in this ‘burger league board’
A simple google search of “burger near me” we found our next contender a place called Ben’s Canteen.
The venue was my taste, a bright love heart mirror, blackboards, fairy lights, exposed brick…you know the type. It makes a great date and casual meet up.
They had a smashing gin menu served in my favourite fish bowl glasses, I picked JJ Whitley elderflower gin.
“Isn’t this lovel…”
“GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER GUYS!”
I turned in horror to find an angry manager screaming at the waitresses. He smacks the bar in frustration making me jump…It was like a scene out of Gordon Ramsey’s Hells Kitchen.
As all British people do, I pretended I couldn’t hear or see..like when someone confronts someone on the tube…it’s the worst thing ever. Ever.
The starters were delivered…phew a distraction.
Gordon Ramsey was still stomping about, slamming the service bell impatiently… At least the gins are good (this one is a Langley gin)
Gordon Ramsey came up to us after our main and said “hey guys I know it’s been busy today and you waited a while for your food so can I get you a complimentary drink?”
We didn’t wait long at all but..I won’t turn down a free drink.
An Eden Mill G & T arrived, garnished with strawberries and marshmallows, it was sweet but refreshing… fabulous for a hen night or any girls night out.
So Gordon Ramsey was half forgiven at this point . The food is brilliant, a great gin spot so I will be returning.
However the Duchy Burger is yet to be beaten..