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Ben's on the Beach

) #1 of 24 Restaurants in Strand ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (7 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
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Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit Van Rhynsdorp Selfcatering every year when going to visit my husband's mother in Upington. On our way back we can just pick up the phone or just send a whatsupp to book a over night and Jasper is always to glad to help...More

1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I probably last ate at Ben's about 3 years ago, and just remembered that there was a lot of food on my plate to get through. When we chose Ben's again it was because our overseas visitor wanted langoustines or kingklip (neither of which was...More

Thank Ethnee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant cosy, attractive & unusual decor, eager to accommodate re food allergies, attractive food presentation, service excellent, parking an issue.

Thank Kommetjie-ites
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reception great and staff very friendly staff well informed about the menu. The kitchen very flexible with personal preferences. The fillet steaks very tender but the best choice the Kentucky Rib eyed steak . Dessert also great

2  Thank canada493
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Ben's many times over the years and never had a bad experience. Their food is always well cooked and presented and their waitresses are very professional. Last week we were a group of 28 and their professionalism was still shown. I understand...More

2  Thank kathywivel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never made a reservation, so popped in by chance. They managed to accommodate us for an hour and a half before a large group took over the restaurant at 2pm. Fast service, great food, and they never rushed us, were so welcoming. Will definitely...More

Thank ChrisW311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the visits here seem to always be consistent, and that's something we like. It's not changing to much maybe one or two things but you can come here and simply know the food will be good and the atmosphere relaxed. We had a slight...More

Thank 564joshj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was sumptuous, delicious and a treat. Ate the beef cordon blue and peanut caramel dessert. Both courses a true experience. We however made a suggestion to the waiter to have a jug of water on the table ready for customers as this practice...More

Thank DedreTrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an amazing dinner. The menu is great with something for everybody. Food is perfect and ambiance is warm and cosy! Loved it!

Thank HelenaBougas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been here in a few years and when I met a friend for lunch last week and we decided to have their 2 course special. The service was good, and from what I've heard, consistently so. Staff were all very pleasant and...More

Thank Micky D
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2016|
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Response from danina105 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own wine, but pay a corkage.
20 March 2016|
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Response from alwyn1_12 | Reviewed this property |
Check out there menu on the internet Ben's on he beach or Bens Restaurant Stand Unfortunately trip advisor does not allow links They have "specials: and a Set Menu on there The food is good and the prices
22 November 2015|
Response from ben007007 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. It is better to make a reservation at this time of the year. dinners are generally very busy. kind regards The Ben's Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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