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Ben's on the Beach

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Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
11:00 - 22:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

From making the reservation to arriving at the restaurant and throughout the evening, we were treated with great service. Stylish, yet relaxed setting. They actually listened! We had a group with various dietary requirements, gluten-free etc. Everyone was catered for and loved their meals! Although it was a Saturday evening, our 7-year old guest was also accommodated. The best meat,... More 

Thank SanityNet
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing experience we had. The service and the food was great. Not a big vegetarian selection but there is enough to enjoy yourself. Food was delicious. They have a selection of 2 meals or 3 meals... Starter, main and dessert. Reasonably priced and clean restaurant. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Nkat3ko
Harare, Zimbabwe
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is my fourth meal at Ben's & every time it's has been a great one. The food is good, plentiful, tasteful & well presented. The staff are friendly & know the menu & what else they serve, not necessarily listed on the menu. We will visit the restaurant again & recommend it to others. The final topping... More 

Thank Dan I
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the restaurant with my friend for dinner on the basis of a recommendation. My server was attentive, but would only make eye contact with me when serving, apart from when my friend, who is black, asked her any questions about ingredients for her allergy. My food, including potatoes, was excellent, but her chips tasted like dishwasher liquid... More 

Thank everlastingcuriosity
Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful setting on Beach Road, we love the decor and the ambience, and the service is excellent as always! The Piri-Piri Chicken was a scrumptious fusion of flavours out of this world. And great value!

Thank Foodie776
Strand, South Africa
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception was great and my favourite table ready. Shirley only appoints the best to work in this fine restaurant. The service is friendly and polite. Good menu and many options. My meal was the greek lamb with mash and vegetables. The tastes were fantastic. Great selection of wines and beers at very fair prices. Extra points for Enzani who... More 

Thank berryloud
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked at short notice. The reception was warm and personal, service excellent and the food provided exactly as ordered. The meats were done to perfection and the veggies firm and crisp. Toni, our waitron, was a delight - efficient and attentive and the proprietor himself came to the table. A delightful experience for a farewell to a dear friend... More 

Thank Martin L
Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our last visit in March, when we had the most amazing meals, we went again....But this time it was in the afternoon, not the evening as the previous visit. What a shocker! I had burger..... Absolutely sub standard roll, and the patty was no bigger than the American Franchise that has prung up all over the world (Mc). We... More 

Thank all4you2be
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we did not make a booking. The manager was awesome and squeed us in before another while they waited for the reservation to arrive. Let me tell you there is not alot of restaurant manager that will do that. We had a new york burger, one word..... WOW My partner had one of the specials of the day,... More 

Thank Tinus V
Bethlehem, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious! Service was excellent. Lovely atmosphere and the staff went the extra mile!

Thank elsjej2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?