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Ben's on the Beach

Certificate of Excellence
International, Grill
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Beach Road, Strand, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Centurion, South Africa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Steaks were great! The sauce delicious! Even loved the salad and homemade dressing. Staff is friendly and very knowledge able of the menu.

Thank charmaine274
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Good value for money, consistent good food, and very friendly efficient smart waiters. The staff makes you feel welcome. Maybe even the restaurant in this area with the best waiters.

Thank Deon v
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Struggled to find somewhere to eat on Sunday evening as most restaurants in Somerset were closed. Chanced upon this place, and what a find! Amazing food - especially the Mozambique chicken liver starter - ended up going back on Monday evening too, not because we couldnt find anywhere else, but to have that starter again #delicious. Very friendly waiting staff,... More 

Thank StreathamMike
South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a romantic dinner or even a relaxing evening out with friends. Food and service was superb.

Thank SafariG
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not been for 6 months or so.... very illogical bearing in mind the quality of food and great service and value. Cob cooked to perfection, a sirloin steak and for me, braised tongue. Everything cooked to perfection, just nothing sub-standard. Service from Lisa brilliant. All eaten with a great bottle of wine. Bens is such good value with daily permanent... More 

Thank Geoff C
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today for our anniversary. It was fantastic. For starters I had the Wild Mushroom Soup and Keith had Tempura Prawns. Mains : I had Basque Oxtail and Keith had the Saucy Sirloin with the Old Man Sauce. Dessert was New York Cheese Cake and Gateau Opera. We were served by Lisa. She was charming and friendly. The... More 

Thank Priscilla S
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having dinner for my birthday. Burgers are always excellent at Ben's. Everybody was happy with their meals.

Thank FrancoisBosman
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time and meal when we came for Father's day when we went on holiday to Gordonsbay. Had the most delicious New York Steak and chips. The mushroom sauce topped on the melted cheese was amazing with those bacon pieces. The steak was done to perfection. I would say that Ben's steak was the best I had.... More 

Thank Yolandie3999
Durban South Africa
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211 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little seaside town for wandering around and exploring. Lovely vistas. Need to spend a few days unwinding here. Plenty of fine eateries and interesting shops. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter F
Somerset West, South Africa
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always good. There is always a special and the service is also very good. View is great if you get seating close to the front window. Seating actually good even if it is not next to the window. We will be back.

Thank AntonAvWyk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
International, Grill
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?