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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 72
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great experience!!!

Myself, my girlfriend and another couple went for a late supper on Sunday night, from the moment we walked through the door the atmosphere and friendly service was really impressive not to mention the best steak I have ever had. Lisa was an absolute pleasure as our waitress and gave us great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
gvis78
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Myself, my girlfriend and another couple went for a late supper on Sunday night, from the moment we walked through the door the atmosphere and friendly service was really impressive not to mention the best steak I have ever had. Lisa was an absolute pleasure as our waitress and gave us great recommendations on what to order. Will definately be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Though not many people would eat beef tongue but it did tasted amazing, tender and well-cooked, no weird taste at all. Certainly, they have great steak and seafood on the menu as well, and catch of the day if you do like fish...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The steaks and burgers at Ben's on the beach at Strand are the best we ever had! There is only one word for describing food, preparation and service: perfect! On top of it, the best value for the money and a very good view on the beach. Thank you Ben's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've had four visits to Strand over the last 11 years and Ben's is ALWAYS a must visit. The staff are so friendly and the food delicious. Steaks to die for - but if you like a bit of heat then you must try the peri peri chicken, yumser!!

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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for lunch at Ben`s on the Beach. We were very impressed with the menu. The service was good and had a friendly waitress. And the food was divine. Would definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice view of beach and Falsebay if you are seated close to the window but inside decorations also nice. Quality of food and price match with above average portions.

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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Large, affordable home-made burger patties with home-made relish and a basket of the best chips ever. I paid R50 for the burger and chips and R10 extra for one of their home-made sauces. The best value for money ever! Their steaks are also great! I also had a lovely lamb dish there. Best time of day is at sunset. Beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Ben's is a very nice place with competent personell, from kitchen to waitresses. Come early so you can watched the sun set in the ocean. The menu has many delicious dishes : try chicken liver as a starter, continue with pork belly and round up with American cheese cake. The portions are big, so most probably you will get left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a Family luncheon here which was recommended by the Family as they reside in Gordon's Bay and which i'm moving to as i need to see what the Helderberg has to offer to recommend venues for my new establishment.I was very impressed with the quality of the meals,service and the way the reservation was handled. Presentation was superb and... More 

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We recently went for a family meal to Ben's on the Beach. We had the friendliest waitress, and on top of that she really knew her wines. The service and experience throughout was exceptionally good - we considered staying for breakfast! Everyone in our party was well pleased with what they ordered, but the bourbon ribeye steak was a clear... 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 5 - 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?