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Ben's on the Beach

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Beach Road, Strand, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Situated on the beachfront in the Strand, Ben's on the Beach boasts...
Situated on the beachfront in the Strand, Ben's on the Beach boasts spectacular views across False Bay, towards Cape Town.

Veteran award-winning restaurateur Ben, and his wife, Shirley (a former hotel school lecturer), established Ben's in 2004. They have created a stylish yet relaxed venue, where a varied and well-priced selection of dishes is offered.

Ben's is one of the few remaining establishments that continues to dry-age meat - the time-honored and superior method.

At Ben's you will not find over-priced and under-portioned "haute cuisine". We believe that the new expression "less is more" is gobbeldygook, where food is concerned.

We concentrate on the simple yet timeless dishes that diners return to again and again, such as a great steak, fresh linefish, and the ever-popular creme brulee.

At Ben's, you will discover generous portions at honest prices.

We look forward to your visit ... And then return!
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    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

My hubby had Saucy Sirloin with Old Man's sauce and I had New York Burger. Both were excellent. The service was top notch and waiter very pleasant and helpful. New York cheese cake and Tiramisu to finish this amazing meal. Highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Priscilla S
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Strand
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Strand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My hubby had Saucy Sirloin with Old Man's sauce and I had New York Burger. Both were excellent. The service was top notch and waiter very pleasant and helpful. New York cheese cake and Tiramisu to finish this amazing meal. Highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks.

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Thank Priscilla S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On this visit,the Cape Salmon came highly recommended as it was on special and all i can say is PERFECT!It was perfectly cooked and not at all dry which is what concerns me when it comes to fish.My friend had the Kentucky steak and all I can say about that is that the sauce smelled divine.He assures me it tastes... More 

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Thank Bigglesjuice
Randburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far the best Grill house I visited in the Western Cape. Excellent Food, Good Service , Nice atmosphere.

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Thank alwyn1_12
New YORK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cape Town for the month of January. We drove to the strand twice and ate at Ben's. The food is very good!!! Fish and chips are excellent ! Local SA dishes also very good. Wine list had a great variety and service was efficient and so nice! This is a great neighborhood restaurant and I highly recommend it!... More 

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Thank mountainville
Durbanville, South Africa
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch one Sunday. The place came highly recommend by friends. The "veggies" was one massive bowl of cream spinach. Food was average and a bit overpriced for what you're getting.

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Thank ErikJoubert
London
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here three times during the 18 days we spent in Gordon's Bay. The food is superb and the service excellent. The restaurant is deceptive from the outside, it doesn't look particularly brilliant but inside it is lovely with modern decor with some unusual touches. It is good enough for a celebration meal or if you just want to... More 

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Thank Lois G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday, me and my girlfriend had lunch at Ben's on the Beach while visiting Strand. The restaurant is neat and clean but also relaxing and the staff are friendly and helpful. So that was a nice start to what would turn out to be an AMAZING dining experience We ordered a goats cheese salad and lamb ribs to share. Our... More 

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Thank matthewperring
Potchefstroom, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic eating out experience we had at Ben's during December 2015!!! For sure they will see me again!

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Thank denicefaul
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Ben's last night. The food was excellent. The menu is well priced. The staff are professional and understand the menu very well. The restaurant has great views of False Bay. I highly recommend Ben's to both local and international people who would like to go out for a relaxing meal.

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Thank Clinton C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our family of 6 including a 3 year old. Best meal of our two week trip! The staff was great. The atmosphere very cool and interesting plus the beach is right outside the window.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Strand, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 853 7977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Situated on the beachfront in the Strand, Ben's on the Beach boasts spectacular views across False Bay, towards Cape Town.

Veteran award-winning restaurateur Ben, and his wife, Shirley (a former hotel school lecturer), established Ben's in 2004. They have created a stylish yet relaxed venue, where a varied and well-priced selection of dishes is offered.

Ben's is one of the few remaining establishments that continues to dry-age meat - the time-honored and superior method.

At Ben's you will not find over-priced and under-portioned "haute cuisine". We believe that the new expression "less is more" is gobbeldygook, where food is concerned.

We concentrate on the simple yet timeless dishes that diners return to again and again, such as a great steak, fresh linefish, and the ever-popular creme brulee.

At Ben's, you will discover generous portions at honest prices.

We look forward to your visit ... And then return!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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