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“Relaxing atmosphere for a winter's evening of good food and wine”
Review of Ben's on the Beach

Ben's on the Beach
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Strand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Am now an official "Old Man" getting that platter- tasty filet of beef with brandy and mushroom sauce. Yum. Friend's fish was also excellent. Would happily return, should I ever be in Africa again.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The food here is good! I had a cordon blue, was nice.
My desert was not very nice. It should be a cheesecake, but it was not tasting like that. The thing an sich was nice enough, but when you think you are going to eat cheesecake then it is not very nice.
Service was very good and attent.

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Thank Jupdup
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Wow, what an experience......from the friendly welcome, the knowedgeable staff, great Service & atmosphere and not to mention the Fantastic Food.....!!! Great Winter Specials to choose from on the menu.
I highly recommend Ben's Restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
Will definately be back soon!!!

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Thank Bernadette R
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Ben's on the Beach is next to the Ocean and offers excellent prepared food. Excellent quality meat and freshest fish. Try the desserts or one of the Cocktails. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

My husband and I had an absolutely lovely dinner at Ben's on the Beach. The food was excellent, the atmosphere very nice and the service very friendly. And I loved the little chocolate that came with the bill:-). We will definately recommend them.
Christa and Ferdie Ungerer

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