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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
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, 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, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My Daughter and I went to Ben`s two weeks ago, to 'just have a light Lunch', when we saw the Menu could not resist the "Tempura Prawns" which are crispy with small slices around of pickled cucumber, with a smattering of piri piri sauce! to start with as these are absolutely delicious! After we had the Main course which by... More 

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Gordons Bay
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I bring international guests and special friends here. Ben's is a cut above any other local restaurant. sophisticated bar, rather limited menu, but that's fun, everything is excellent. Never been let down and well worth the price. We were not disappointed and I tend to use a tougher yardstick on Ben's than with other local places.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I spent a week in the Strand and after my first meal at Ben's decided to go back for more, which i did and went back for a third time, the fourth time i wanted to go they were fully booked and i had not made a reservation - my loss. I am quite fussy about the standard of food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Best rump steak I have ever eaten. Portion was great @ 350g accompanied by some pretty wicked veg. Service was excellent, always attended to with a smile. Atmosphere is pretty chilled, great view overlooking the beach, it rained the night we went but I can imagine on a hot summers day/evening it is awesome. Will definitely be visiting again, can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Bens on the Beach was a pleasant surprise. I heard from a friend that it was a nice restaurant and decided to take a party of 16 People to the restaurant. We all had different starters mains and desserts and every plate was beautifully presented and the food looked and was tasty. The general feeling around the table was that... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

To start: the service was excellent, that certainly deserves a compliment! The rest of our experience was not that great sadly. The setting of the restaurant is very 70’s with neon and multi-colored seats. All is tidy and well kept, but not really our favoriete style. Prices are reasonable, but sadly both my girlfriends burger and my ribeye weren’t all... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We've been coming to the strand for 4 years and we always had to pick up the flat key from Ben's but never thought to eat there. This year we visited them and were pleasantly surprised . Really well cooked, good food and an awesome waiter.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I booked Ben's for a couples event on 22nd November. We were 16 all together and not one of us had been there before, so this was really a risk I was taking, but it was a risk worth taking. Shirley, the owner, was so accommodating, friendly and helpful. She and her staff did a great job looking after us.... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Our 1st visit to Ben's during the 4th time we stayed in the Strand over a 6 year period. Ben's is right next to our holiday flat, yet we never ate here. Even though we go to collect our flat key from them we have neve gone for supper there. What a lovely menu. I had the Morroccon lamb ribs... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a family we've been to Ben's on the Beach a number of times. When we discuss options to eat at a restaurant, this place is invariably selected as the preferred option. The food is always special and exceptionally tasty. The staff members are friendly and knowledgeable. As a bonus, the view over the sea, especially at sunset, is stunning.

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Additional Information about Ben's on the Beach

Address: Beach Road, Strand, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 853 7977
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: International, Grill

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