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Ben's on the Beach

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Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere, pretty laid back. This is an unpretentious restaurant, with a great view, pleasant staff, and good food. Mom had fish in a creamy sauce, it was delicious!!!!! I had cordon bleu which was yummy but pretty heaven mean. The meals were accompanied with baby potatoes and veggies(were amazing). Good prices too👍👍

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Thank Lynda G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a quick dinner at prime time (shortly before sunset) with no reservation and staff really went out of their way to give us a "slot". Salad was solid and drinks were fine as well. Menu is otherwise very much "meat-inspired" (nothing wrong with that, just for the veggies out there good to know). In terms of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Ben's on the Beach last night and we were so impressed by the amazing service from our waitress Enzani. The food was great, the sunset was beautiful but we will be back because of the great service for sure! We recommend anyone who wants to have a nice meal with a beautiful view & the best... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I am a regular here and every time I got, With family or friends, I leave with a massive smile on my face. This time we chose to celebrate my brother's promotion here and he was treated to special choccies, sparklers and goodies. The service was, as always, friendly and warm. My parents are vegetarians and they were treated... More 

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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, brilliant service and a intimate atmosphere, can't ask for better for a Valentine's Date :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for Valentine's supper, the early sitting and asked for the three course meal. The staff were obliging to accommodate this. The choice for the courses was varied and the choice was debated. We both had gazpacho for starter and it was delicious.For mains I had the tenderloin and my husband had the fish. Excellent comes to mind. the... More 

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Thank jwza
Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always relaxed, delish food. Great views and on of my favorite places to have a meal with friends and family.

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Thank anniev395
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iv been to Ben's many times and always always enjoyed their food. Some staff are friendlier than others though.

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Thank Eslynray
Cape Town
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food. Good view. Well situated. Good service. Food is average . the atmosphere inside restaurant is good and friendly and relaxing.

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Thank judyCapeTown
Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ben's will always be the top restaurant in our area for small or big groups. Their portions are ample and the prices good They have a nice variaty on their menu and caters for every taste!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 853 7977
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?