How To Start a Restaurant Consultancy Service in London

Since starting Ben’s Canteen in 2011, I’ve frequently been asked about how to start a Restaurant or a Coffee Shop. I’ve always been happy to give a bit of ad-hoc advice but now I’ve decided to formalise things and formally offer a Restaurant Consultancy service in London.

Having created a hugely popular pair of restaurants in SW London and completed a fundraise via crowdfunding with the Ben’s Canteen team, we’re well placed to give those thinking of starting a Restaurant or those who have an existing Restaurant but are seeking ways to reboot their Brand, boost their Sales or reduce their Cost Base and improve Margins.

The Restaurant landscape is fast moving and hugely competitive, the old maxims are constantly being challenged, we’ll be giving you our thoughts and insights as a current operator, not someone who used to be in the business.

My team and I can assist with a huge range of the challenges facing potential or existing restaurant owners and managers, including,

  • Starting a Restaurant Checklist – essential items and factors that are easy to overlook
  • Restaurant and Kitchen Design
  • Food and Drink Menu Design
  • Restaurant Marketing, Social Media and PR

We also offer Restaurant Management Services and have created a Spanish inspired Cafe and Bar concept for a boutique hotel in West London, Urban Villa.

Plus, I’ve diversified and have created a Bloody Mary Mix called Bloody Bens, in the future the business will also create Condiments and even a Gin. So, we can also help plot a path for you to achieve something similar.

Please contact for more information and discuss how myself and the team can assist your Restaurant business. We’ll start with a free chat over a coffee and then see how and where we can offer value and insights to get your business off the ground or to improve results.

Ben Walton, Founder of Ben’s Canteen.

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