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“Birthday Celebration”
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: 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!
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ben's on the Beach is our favourite venue for family gatherings. The excellent cuisine, with ample choices, the friendly and prompt service and personal involvement of the management places it top of the list. Thank you to Shirley and Ben and their staff for a memorable occasion!
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have had the privilege to eat at and experience various restaurants Ben and Shirley owned over the past 19 years. Ben's on the Beach carry on living up to the high standard Ben and Shirley set. The service is always excellent and the food exquisite and never disappointing. From a romantic dinner, business lunch to a family outing, you will always feel welcome at Ben's. My experience at Ben's is one hard to beat by any other restaurant! I will always return to Ben's and have over the past 9 years. Well done Ben and Shirley!! Keep it up!!

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Looks can be deceiving. Unassuming from the outside and gorgeous on the inside. A comfortable and very affordable restaurant. We stopped in for lunch and came back for dinner! A superb meal both times in a beautiful setting. The décor is lovely, the staff wonderful and the food is absolutely incredible. I had a steak that I could cut with a butter knife and was delicious. The Moroccan chicken is amazing. A "must eat here" whenever you visit Strand.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed with the meals, service and ambience. The fillet is always cooked to perfection, the fish is succulent and the cordon blue is genuinely the perfect balance of meat and cheese. The service is always fast, friendly and just enough to make Ben's on the beach the perfect family restaurant. If anyone ever asks where one can eat a good steak my answer is always... "Ben's on the beach"! Whether you want to celebrate your first date, 80th birthday or engagement; Shirley, Ben and their team go out of their way to make it a special occasion.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went to Ben's on the Beach to celebrate my 40th birthday. From the warm welcome at the door to the great food it was a wonderful experience and lasting memories have been made. The starters were so tasty (wild mushroom soup and spring rolls) and the fillet steaks perfectly cooked with a helping of the most delicious tomato-based spicey chutney. The ambience with the view of the stormy waves breaking just a few metres away is so relaxing. We had a great time and will return and also refer friends and family to Ben's on the Beach. Well done, Ben & Shirley!

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