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Ben's on the Beach

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International, Grill
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food!

Booked and went to Ben's on checking their reviews. Food was wonderful and good sized portions for the reasonable prices. Really enjoyed and would definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
AntheaTaitz
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Booked and went to Ben's on checking their reviews. Food was wonderful and good sized portions for the reasonable prices. Really enjoyed and would definitely go back.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

To sum things up,great food and service.I will be going back soon for some amazing steak,thank you to Ben and the staff for a good time and good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being a regular at Ben's on the Beach, I can full-heartedly say that this restaurant never disappoints. Everything from the top-notch service to the vast variety of dishes to choose from, always makes for an experience that gets me coming back for more! I'd highly recommend Ben's on the Beach to anyone looking for a memorable occasion, not just a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Everything we had was just the best of its kind - rump, lamb, etc. We usually visit Strand only once a year - so we had to go again and again in case we would miss something! We visited in previous years with friends from abroad - they were hugely impressed as well... Thanks to the chefs and our friendly... More 

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Strand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Heard a lot about this restaurant from friends and was not disappointed.Food was delicious and portions are generous.The lamb dish was cooked to perfection and came right off the bone.I also commend my waitress for being helpful in my choice and friendly.Great service,great meal.Will be visiting again soon.

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Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been to Ben's a few times before, but this is my first review.- long over due! Ben's will be my first choice whenever we visit the Strand in future. The atmosphere in Ben's is relaxed as one will expect in a beach front restaurant. The service was excellent and the food superb! To have lunch with the ocean... More 

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely beachside setting for a restaurant offering a beautiful sunset view. Have eaten there on numerous occasions and the food has always been of a high standard. The menu is both varied and interesting and the service friendly. You are also welcome to take your own wine if so desired. Be sure to book in advance.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I found this restaurant from the Zomato app, and it came highly recommended. My husband and myself each ordered a steak, and we were both very impressed. The only reason why I gave it four stars is because the sides listed on the menu, for the steaks, are french fries. If i'm going out to a restaurant to pay for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

first experience with Ben's and it is amazing, had the blue cheese steak and it was cooked to perfection. great ambience, awesomely timed service... great location, pity i missed the sunset but the food and company made up for it.

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Northern Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being that we went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday, this restaurant is definately popular and I would advise booking in advance. The manager was great, friendly and more than understanding to our needs. The staff are efficient, friendly and more than willing to serve. The cowboy cut steak is a must and we'll worth the money. We will go back... 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 5 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?