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Ben's on the Beach

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Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (179 reviews)
“tongue” (14 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Grill
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 750 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben's on the Beach had been a popular eatery on the Strand beachfront for many, many years. A recent visit for dinner there once again explained its popularity - good food, good ambience, good prices. Between three friends we had the Chicken Piri Piri (their...More

Thank uysvanz
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning uysvanz thank you for your feedback, we are so happy that you had a great experience with us and we hope you will come visit us again soon! Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much variety in Strand when it comes to restaurants. Better to drive up to Gordons Bay or to Somerset West however this place seems to be popular as it is across the beach. They have decent food portions and friendly staff. My...More

Thank MrsTravelHappy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I previously praised Ben’s for the best burgers in the Western Cape. Unfortunately that is no longer the case. The patties and buns have changed. The patties are now run of the mill, the same as you can get in any other burger joint. Sadly...More

1  Thank AllenVH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy quality food where thought and attention was implemented. Ben's on the Beach is one of those rare surprises! The ambiance is goooood, the service is excellent, and the food is out of this world, good size portions; Amazing value for money Cannot wait...More

Thank marleagleeye
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Marleagleeye Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you had a great experience, We Look forward to having you with us again soon! Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Good service, delicious food, friendly atmosphere and a beautiful surrounding makes our visits every time a worthwile experience.

Thank anton397
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello Anton Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to write this review! We hope you come visit us again soon. Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Always a winner!, Great staff, friendly helpfull and the service are just fantastic. The food another level, the best on the beachfront. Well done keep it up.!!

Thank Pieter R
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello Pieter Thank you for your feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Old favourite with consistantly good food-From oxtail, steak to fish. Love their huge Burgers too. There is something for everyone.

Thank Mariehette L
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello Mariehette Thank you for your positive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us! and hope you will come again soon. Kind Regards Alex

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We have been here on many occasions and have really enjoyed it. Unfortunately today the service was awful. Manageress (blonde girl) was ‘busy’ in the booth ignoring everyone. We were shown to our table and then left with menus and forgotten. I almost phoned the...More

Thank Joytjie
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your feed back We always aim to please our customers Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Steak dinner for 2 was delicious. Cowboy steak was cooked to perfection and succulent. Friendly waitress, excellent service. We will come again!

Thank Amelia S
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback looking forward to having you come visit us again. Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Not much else there that compares to a sit down casual lunch experience with waiter service. Reminds my of sheepshead bay in the 70s. Definitely turn back the hands of time. Get the freshest fish they have grilled and then get out and enjoy the...More

Thank GoodFood
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to have you come visit us soon again. Kind regards Alex

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Questions & Answers
lfootman6
20 March 2016|
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Response from danina105 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own wine, but pay a corkage.
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lfootman6
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
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SAproudgal
22 November 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Grill
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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!
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