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“Perfect”
Review of Ben's on the Beach

Ben's on the Beach
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Strand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
London
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The food and staff were excellent ! One of the best steaks I had in Sa ! Good value and really attentive staff . Cannot fault Bens !

  • Visited February 2014
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Marseillan, France
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“Popular and good”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Big helpings, good food well prepared. The owner is in the restaurant and the service excellent. We had a really good evening and will certainly return. Can be a bit crowded and over busy at times, we've had both; relaxed first class service and long delays on another occasion but on balance very good. Will certainly return.

  • Visited April 2014
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Somerset West, South Africa
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“"Simply the best!"”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I recommend Ben’s on the Beach Restaurant to everyone! The service and ambiance of the restaurant is excellent and my steak was JUST PERFECT! Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

  • Visited March 2014
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8 reviews
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“Great Saturday Lunch”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I got the restaurant from TripAdvisor after visiting Somerset. On walking in I saw them displaying their TripAdvisor certificate of achievement with pride. We shared the carpaccio and my wife had a good Beyerskloof merlot and I the house pinotage. As it was lunch we had awesome burgers at very good prices and excellent chips. There was a tasty side chutney/ relish with a hint of curry and star anise. Good service and after reading about their on site matured steaks I will be back soon for dinner. Good work and great to still see attentive and non mass produce restaurants.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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“An Oasis in Strand”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This delightful upmarket restaurant situated along the coast in Strand has set an impressive standard. Just glancing at the carefully selected menu will leave you with your mouth watering. Their specialties are to die for and are well prepared. My wife & I have frequented Ben's from time to time and simply love the ambiance and decor creating such a "feel-good" atmosphere to accompany an awesome meal. With breathtaking sea views and friendly hosts, Ben's is certainly one our favorite restaurants in Cape Town.
Well done guys,
Russell & Zanet.

  • Visited January 2014
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