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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Returns

I must express how impressed I was on my last visit to this restaurant.We were a party of 8 and so I planned that we would all be having "The Real Deal" menu which is a set menu including a glass of wine at a very good price.I opted for the spanakopita springrolls,a sirloin steak with mushroom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Bigglesjuice
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  • Scenic view
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I must express how impressed I was on my last visit to this restaurant.We were a party of 8 and so I planned that we would all be having "The Real Deal" menu which is a set menu including a glass of wine at a very good price.I opted for the spanakopita springrolls,a sirloin steak with mushroom sauce(divine!) and rounded... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ben's is one of our favourite places to eat in Strand. you have the best food, at good prices in a great location. Just make sure to book and ask for a seat at the window. You will see the most beautiful sunsets while enjoying great steaks, burgers, salads etc. Their food is great.

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Strand, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a awesome dinner. Great dining. I would definitely recommend Ben's. Nice view too. One the best places in Strand.

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Strand, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely dinner with friends - The food was great, especially the steak which was tender and juicy! Our waitress, Ashley, was very friendly and competent. I can recommend as great value for money!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A great location on the beach from this cosy restaurant offers great food with good friendly service. A long relaxing lunch was enjoyed by all of us. A first of many more visits. Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well done !!! Good food good wine .... best value for money . Tasty food . Thanks to the friendly service ... a must visit destination .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great food in a great setting. I can recommend Ben' s anytime. The service was outstanding. The smell of food when you enter the door lets you know that you are at the right place. Love it.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Located on Beach road overlooking the ocean, Ben's proved to be the perfect location at which to enjoy sundowners and appetisers. Although we passed on wine for once, I did appreciate their well populated wine list. Since we've dined here before, we knew to expect service and food of high quality and true to past experiences, Ben's did not disappoint.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had the cajun yellowtail. It was amazing; the fish was cooked to perfection, the sauce was exceptional and the veggies delicious! My boyfriend had the rump and he said it was excellent. We had the cheesecake for dessert, even though we were already super full. It was superb. The waitress was very good, there when you needed her, but... More 

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Randburg
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I have shared several lunches and dinners with friends and family at Ben's - over a number of years. And as can be deduced from the many positive reviews, it has always been worthwhile to return. Dependable. Beautiful view of the sea (just across the road). Very friendly, helpful service. Lovely food, and pretty reasonably priced on... More 

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?