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Benguela Restaurant

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Seafood, International, European, Grill
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24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
0027283842120
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Benguela Restaurant offers a refined dining experience in a crisp and...
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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Great food, Beautiful place, Super value

My wife and I had a great dining experience here while overnighting in Gansbaai. When we arrived (Jonathan) the owner and manager invited us in and seated us ( without a reservation ) at a table beside the picture window ( which is the entire back wall ) affording us a great view of the ocean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Jcarm270
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Elizabethtown, KY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Elizabethtown, KY
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I had a great dining experience here while overnighting in Gansbaai. When we arrived (Jonathan) the owner and manager invited us in and seated us ( without a reservation ) at a table beside the picture window ( which is the entire back wall ) affording us a great view of the ocean and the surrounding area.... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is very different from the others we tried. Wonderful, brilliantly presented food in very stylish surroundings. The service was friendly and fun and the whole atmosphere memorable.

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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've just been there an hour ago. The starter, the main dish and the desert have been great! The waiter and the rest of the crew were very kind. You got a beautiful view over the ocean up to the next city, no matter I'f it's bright or dark. The prices are very very good for the service you get.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good food, restaurant has a feel of luxury, definitely worth a try. Great friendly service albeit a little bit slow side (maybe because we were so hungry it felt slower :-) )

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Jonathan knows how to treat his customers. The title says it all. Good wine @ a reasonable price also.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic décor and amazing food. For a first class dining experience you wont go wrong here. Steak is supurb

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food looked amazing and was cooked to perfection, if I'm ever around that area again I will definitely book a table, well worth a evening out

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This little restaurant has everything going for it - fantastic location with views over the sea, lovely decor, friendly staff, amazing food and good wine menu. In any other circumstance I would have given 4/5 stars but the service was so slow it unfortunately ruined the experience. I have only been the once so maybe this was a one-off but... More 

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Glasgow
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As detailed in previous reviews front of house is very professional and a real asset to the restaurant and the menu covers common dishes with at least 2 vegetarian options. However, the chef has a long long way to go. In my view all paste dishes must be cooked from scratch and not a prepared sauce which is the reheated... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As we were welcomed to the restaurant by Jonathon I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful white on white decor. I knew we had the beginnings of a special evening and it was. We had the catch of the day and it was perfectly prepared. We only had one night in De Kelders and I am so glad Benguela's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: 0027283842120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 55
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, European, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?