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Benguela Restaurant

24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
0027283842120
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Ranked #2 of 18 restaurants in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $55
Cuisines: European, Seafood, International, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Benguela Restaurant offers a refined dining experience in a crisp and contemporary setting. The menu offers a range of Seafood, Meat and Vegetarian dishes as well as a selection of local wines and beers. We will also cater to various size groups and cater to specific dietary requirements with prior notice in a relaxed, crisp and more refined environment.
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  • Dutch first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Had an unusual yet delicious mussel starter, the most incredible green peppercorn fillet and indulged in several phenomenal desserts! The lemon pot is exceptional! What an awesome evening - highly recommended.

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Hamburg, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great service, fantastic food and excellent choice of wines. When staying in Gansbaai, definitely worth having dinner there. Also it has a special atmosphere.

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Hamburg, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed one night in Gansbaai and our hotel recmmended Benguela. Great we went there. It was a lovely evening wiht great food and a very friendly owner. It as a pity that we were the only ones, however it was end of season so I really hope that the restaurant is busier during main season. It is definitely a... More

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Switzerland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

From outside, the restaurant looks uninteresting, so our first surprise was the upscale trendy interior. We liked the reduced, minimalistic style. The food quality and presentation was the next positive surprise, so was the wine. This place can compete with many restaurants in cape town. The only little downsize we felt, that the ambience was a bit stiff. This is... More

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Western Cape
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had delicious Thai Fishcakes as a starter, which are as big as a hamburger and could serve as a meal. As main fresh fish. No place left for a dessert ;-)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We just strolled into this restaurant because it was within walking distance of our apartment - no expectations, no recommendations, just because it was handy. And we were hungry. It turned into a memorable evening - delicious food, friendly service, stylish - without being intimidating - surroundings. I think it was the best meal we had during our South African... More

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Robertson, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommanded and we were ready for An culinary fest. The interieur as well as the staff and level of service is really good but for me the level of food isn't at the level that I was expecting. The first main course I returned, totaly different as it was in his discription on the menu, they... More

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Bromley, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

3 of us had an excellent meal here. Good menu, well cooked, great service and staff and a beautiful location

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Bottrop-Kirchhellen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Who wants to get an incredible dinner, you have to book a table at Benguela Restaurant in de Kelders; they offer an excellent Service, best Food from the starter to the Dessert on to the Main Course; the Prices are reasonable what is offerd for; a MUST when you stay in de Kelders

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Benguela is in a fantastic Indian Ocean view setting in De Kelders, Gansbaai. You enter the premises and enjoy the fantastic evening sun over the lovely terrain and Walker Bay. The ambiance is contemporary and elegant for those who are seeking this or casual and relaxed for others. The wide open room with sliding doors to terrace and gardens is... More

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