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Ben's on the Beach

Beach Road, Strand, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Strand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 in fact believe that the new expression claiming that "less is more' is utter gobbeldygook, where food is concerned! We concentrate on the simple ,but timeless dishes, that most people return to over and over,.Such as a great steak,a fresh fillet of linefish, and many other dishes. At Ben's you will discover generous portions at honest prices. We look forward to your visit .... And then return!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

We are regular customers at Ben's and are always impressed with the quality of the food and service. The traditional way of preparing food e.g. making stocks and aging of beef, certainly add to the experience. Looking forward to the next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

We wanted to give our staff a special year end function last December. So we invited them to Ben's on the Beach. And they werespoiled with lots of extras and beutifull prepared menus. As the restaurant is located by the beach it was like a special holiday escape for all of us. Thanks Shirley and Ben, we will see you... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here so many times and enjoy it every time. Service is good and the food is excellent. My sons say it serves the best fillet steak. The bobotie samosas are a must. I live close by and frequent this restaurant regularly. In Strand it is definitely the best restaurant.

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Strand, South Africa
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24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was a big surprise!!!!! The waitress was so helpful and we felt very special the evening that we took our friend from Namibia out to enjoy a meal at Ben's on the Beach. The men was so impress with their steaks. I enjoyed the most delicious Hamburger made from mince and not a processed meat patty. Really, the décor... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I was invited to this restaurant by a girlfriend when on holiday and it was a gem. It was so good I went twice on my short trip for both a lunch and supper. Both times food was really good, staff very friendly and attentive. Décor is beautiful and great atmosphere. Really enjoyable and cant wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I took 3 ladies out for supper and we had the beef cordon bleu. The best we have ever had ! Awesome manager arranged free desert shooters after our incredible meal. Very well priced and looking forward to going there again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Have eaten here a couple of times now and every time the food we order is superb. Great mains starters and desserts! Service is usually good. Prices are competitive.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Superb food, a great atmosphere, and excellent service - time and again we thoroughly enjoy an evening at your restaurant!

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The atmosphere was superb, the service was excellent, We had burgers which were done to perfection. Our waitron was friendly and attentive to our needs. This is our favourite place for family celebrations, and its location is great.

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of the delights of living in Strand, is the close proximity to Ben's on the Beach, we have gotten so spoilt by having this first class restaurant within walking distance. Our meals are always superb and the attention given by the staff makes one feel like they have arrived at work just for you! While Ben's steaks are obviously... More

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