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The Bench Eatery & Bar

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107 York Street | Shop 5, George 6529, South Africa
+27 44 873 0566
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good17%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“craft beer” (6 reviews)
“great burgers” (4 reviews)
“fat chef” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Grill, Pub, Diner
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
107 York Street | Shop 5, George 6529, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in the Bench for afternoon drinks and snack and were not disappointed, Friendly staff. I tried some of the local beers which were very interesting.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on Tuesday for the Rib special. It was flippen fantastic! Service was nice, the fat chef even came out of the kitchen and came to our tablet to ask us how the ribs were..... Totally amazing! Everyone was super friendly...More

Thank CarrynW10
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Awesome Service , Awesome Food , Great Company all in all we had a perfect Night here at the Bench will return very soon.

Thank Misscupido
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a great place with good food and an awesome atmosphere. Could spend hours here with friends over a few beers.

Thank Coles8
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

O boy is this a gem. Large portions at very good prices. Peri peri chicken livers delish. Great menu all the way and something for everyone. Lovely decor. Must visit for hungry.

Thank Marié-Louise C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

we visited a 3 times to be exact- service not gr8 and food we can't really say a lot about as they don't serve vegetarian and both myself and my daughter don't eat meat. We asked if the couln't make up something with veggies for...More

Thank Loveit70
thebench, Public Relations Manager at The Bench Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi Loveit70. We are so sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. Please send us an email with your contact details so that we can get our store manager to get in touch with you - info@thebenchgeorge.co.za

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Cheese burger, soggy bottom bun - a bit of lettuce can help here, miniscule slice of cheese, 1L of unwanted tangy mayo sauce, compressed average patty... won't return.

Thank LuKky p
thebench, The Fat Chef at The Bench Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Oh Dear....... We are really, really devastated that you did not like our cheeseburger. Thank you for reviewing us LuKky.

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Once again ... You did not disappoint us. Awesome lunch. We had a Bacon Avo & Cheese Burger. Definitely the best in town.Thanks Marx!!!

Thank NicoA1389
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We came very late but was very well treated! Great service! Great burgers with great side orders We had a vegan in the company and they fixed great food for her. Ask for the fat chef and he tell you good stories! He was fantastic!

Thank Lova B
thebench, The Fat Chef at The Bench Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hope you really enjoyed your visit to S.Africa. Thank you for the review and kind words. Have a safe trip back to Sweden.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Shout out to the fat chef!!! Best burger ive ever tastes, what a BOSS!! Be sure to check out the Bench when your in town!

Thank laliquef8
thebench, Fat Chef at The Bench Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Shout out right back. Those are some awesome words Lalique. Thank you and see you soon

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13 May 2015|
Response from Travelagent1970 | Property representative |
Good day and thank you for your question. Unfortunately we are not yet licensed, but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine. We do not charge corkage and we supply ice and glasses. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Grill, Pub, Diner
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 York Street | Shop 5, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 873 0566
  • E-mail
The Bench is a unique local restaurant serving excellent cappuccino's, breakfast, gourmet burgers, tapas and a big selection of craft beers. Providing a friendly environment for people to enjoy. Our decor is casual and hip & happening. We pride ourselves in friendly service, good food and commitment to source quality ingredients. All our meals are well portioned and fairly priced. The Bench is a laid back spot you'll want to return again and again where you will leave wanting more.
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