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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, 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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    Very good
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  • 7
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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
Ben's and the Sea

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Dawie B
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Randburg
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Randburg
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Somerset West
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went with two friends, just before they returned to the UK for the Winter/Summer. Ben's is a good old fashioned family restaurant, where the emphasis is on giving a good deal, rather that tiny portions of exquisitely cooked food that needs a microscope to see it, but a wheelbarrow of cash to pay for it. Service was very friendly,... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food remains excellent. The steaks are well cured, delectable, and so tender that even the toothless will relish them without trauma! Keep it up, Ben & team.

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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to bens on beach for a dinner date, the vibe was lovely, great service and even better food. We had the tempura prawns as a starter and I would recommend them to anyone, even people like my partner who usually doesnt eat seafood. We both loved the sauce. For main I had a steak and salad. Cooked to perfection,... More 

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Strand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ashlynne, our waiter, was very pleasant, professional and efficient....Excellent varied menu with something for everyone. Great background music to complement the meal. Pricing reasonable. The food was very tasty. Recomend the Beetroot Salad, Fillet Cordon Bleu Alan & Erica Collier

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ben's restaurant has a good position right on the beach of The Strand and their food is even better. Dispite being affected by electrical load shedding the evening I visted, they still made a great fillet stake ( perfectly prepared), and afforded my party friendly service by candle light. The service was prompt and accurate. Prices is acceptable for what... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have literally been to over 20 steakhouses around the world and I can honestly say the fillet steak at Ben's was the best out of them all. Book in advance for around 6pm to experience one of the most spectacular sunsets with your meal. This venue is perfect for special occasions like birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Excellent service too!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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

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

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?