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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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Potchefstroom, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food is great, with a good variety to choose from. Affordable pricing and relaxed atmosphere, family friendly vibe and comprehensive wine list. If you are looking for arguably the best steak in town, you won't be disappointed!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On our way to Elgin, we decided to have lunch at Ben's on the beach. I had the rump steak and my wife had the lamb shank. the food was firstly amazing and the price were very reasonable. The service from beginning to end was friendly. The lunch was a great start to a great night for my wife and... More

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Somerset East, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We recently celebrated my Mom's 80th Birthday Dinner at Ben's on the Beach restaurant, situated on Beach Road, Strand. Being in travel and having had many opportunities to experience all kinds of restaurants in Europe, Miami, on Cruise Ships, Croatia and South America, I would like to congratulate both Shirley and Ben on a very well run restaurant. As always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are regular customers at Ben's and are always impressed with the quality of the food and service. The traditional way of preparing food e.g. making stocks and aging of beef, certainly add to the experience. Looking forward to the next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We wanted to give our staff a special year end function last December. So we invited them to Ben's on the Beach. And they werespoiled with lots of extras and beutifull prepared menus. As the restaurant is located by the beach it was like a special holiday escape for all of us. Thanks Shirley and Ben, we will see you... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have eaten here so many times and enjoy it every time. Service is good and the food is excellent. My sons say it serves the best fillet steak. The bobotie samosas are a must. I live close by and frequent this restaurant regularly. In Strand it is definitely the best restaurant.

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Strand, South Africa
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a big surprise!!!!! The waitress was so helpful and we felt very special the evening that we took our friend from Namibia out to enjoy a meal at Ben's on the Beach. The men was so impress with their steaks. I enjoyed the most delicious Hamburger made from mince and not a processed meat patty. Really, the décor... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was invited to this restaurant by a girlfriend when on holiday and it was a gem. It was so good I went twice on my short trip for both a lunch and supper. Both times food was really good, staff very friendly and attentive. Décor is beautiful and great atmosphere. Really enjoyable and cant wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I took 3 ladies out for supper and we had the beef cordon bleu. The best we have ever had ! Awesome manager arranged free desert shooters after our incredible meal. Very well priced and looking forward to going there again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Have eaten here a couple of times now and every time the food we order is superb. Great mains starters and desserts! Service is usually good. Prices are competitive.

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