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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:45 am - 11:45 pm
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 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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Somerset West
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I made a booking twenty four guests for dinner for the night of 19 August 2014. They include important role players to my business. At our arrival it was clear that the restaurant, although a Tuesday, was fully booked. Contrary what you sometime experience with big groups at other place we had two waiters allocated to us and had constant... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A recent birthday dinner at Ben's was the perfect way to round off a special day. The setting so close to the sea allows many diners to have the opportunity to appreciate the scenery while other diners further back in the restaurant have the opportunity to enjoy the quiet, restful ambience created by tasteful décor and lighting. Although a relatively... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We have travelled the world over and Ben's on the Beach stands out as having the best steaks we have ever eaten. Their excellence is consistant. The view is beautiful and refreshing. The service is delightful. They have a good selection on the menu to satisfy the taste of everyone. We have a 45 minute drive to get there and... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Good service and good food with a great view I can recommend their steaks and creme brulee. They will see a lot more of me.....

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were quite a big party and were treated to a fabulous night at Ben's on the beach. Great food! Great service! Great experience!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As a last resort I approached Bens on the Beach requiring a private setting for not more than 20 persona, requesting organic food platters and above average wine. It was a tall order on short notice, yet lo and behold we were treated to an excellent array of eateries and superb wine , Villiera's 'Down To Earth' blend noted and... More

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Gordon's Bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

once again I feel the need to submit a review of Ben's on the Beach. I have submitted reviews before, but I feel the need to stress just how good this restaurant is, The Rump steak I had and the Turkish Style Chicken my wife had were superb! I started with the Wild Mushroom soup which was delicious. All in... More

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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I wanted to treat some family members and decided to take them to Ben's. My choice of restaurant was based on the excellent service from their staff, great quality and tasting food and value for money. Small things like being served in your home language (Afrikaans), the pleasant atmosphere, and the willingness of everybody to go the extra mile to... More

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Epsom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed my dinner in Bens. Good menu choice and excellent atmosphere. Obviously popular with locals which is always a good sign. Very good service too.

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Somerset West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been to 'Bens' many times and always get a good meal with excellent service, their steaks are especially tasty. The location is great, and the restaurant good value for money. A most enjoyable night out.

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