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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 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited BENS while on holiday visiting husbands parents. Everyone was very polite and service especially pregnant ASHLYN was ever so nice. We will definitely visit again. Especially when pound is strong as we had the most expensive bottle of wine for around £4.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Situated on Beach Road with a lovely sea view, Ben's did not disappoint. The staff was friendly & helpful and the food was good. We did have one small problem, but it was seen to promptly by the Manageress. The décor is nice, but if I could make one small change, it would be to have tablecloths on the tables... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Right on the beach, ben's is a great spot for a Sunday lunch after a lazy morning strolling on the beach. The decor and ambience in the restaurant is great and their Zanzibar peri peri chicken simply divine.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch! The menu presented with a great variety and the food was delicious! Staff very helpful and friendly! Beautiful seaview with a relaxed atmosphere! Will be back soon!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Situated on the beach front with great views and atmosphere, Ben's specialises in providing an upmarket dining experience. The service is excellent, the wine list intelligent and sensibly priced, and the menu comprehensive with something for everyone. A starter is a must, and I've yet to have tried anything from steak to fish and be disappointed. Great value for money... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

In short the steak, leg of lamb and lamb shank was superb. Babotie samosa is also a must! Very seldom that I visit a restaurant twice in one week. Reasonable pricing and excellent food. Superb work by management one of the few restaurants where there is rarely any issues 1. food is always good, 2. service is great and 3.... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Ben's has a large menu of South African favourites, and a few that I haven't seen anywhere else - such as the bobotie spring rolls (a must!). The service is great, the food is really spectacular and the view isn't bad either. Ben's is across the road from the beach, even though they don't have an outdoor dining area, it... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family and I went to Ben's on the Beach for dinner, we all chose the Real Deal Burger special, it was a delicious gourmet burger and the presentation thereof excellent!!! The deal included a drink the burger as well as dessert all for R109.00" what a deal". The service upon entering the door to the exist was world class.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had the best steak ever at Ben's. Waiters are efficient and friendly and know the menu very well. The manager is on the ball, friendly and helpful and very professional. I can understand why this restaurant is rated number 1 in the Strand. I will be back and back and back......

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

On recommendation I went to Bens for the Burgers......FABULOUS! Great meal, atmosphere and relaxed friendly service. I can honestly highly recommend this venue.

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