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Ben's on the Beach

€€ - €€€, Vegan Options
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (169 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“tongue” (12 reviews)
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Grill, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here once before , nothing has changed . I guess the place has a niche market that enjoys the mediocre offering . Be prepared to wait , it takes ages to get your food ! 48 minutes for 3 grilled Hake with over cooked...More

Thank Businessstaya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great service, but best of all is a wonderfully varied menu. Not the same old, same old. Yes there is good old fillet and burgers but then there is tongue as a main, and beef cordon bleu. Really something for everyone.

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed restaurant with nice steaks. Very easy ongoing. Few on the beach first row. Excellent service

Thank Denis P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here was great. The sirlon was amazing and cooked to perfection. One of the best dinners ive had in cape town. I would highly recommend this place. The place has a nice view where you can watch the sunset.

Thank neilhen10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu with unusual options. High quality and tasty. Friendly staff and excellent service. Good value for money. Beach and sea views and a great place to eat and watch the sun go down.

Thank dicol2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Ben’s on the Beach as a back-up and wandered in when we were less than impressed with our first choice. The restaurant is nicely laid out and decorated inside and not what we expected from the - to be frank - fairly uninspiring...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing from our starter to main, even my midnight snack that I took as take away. The one special for the night was pork belly cutlets. Never have I tasted it the way this dish melted in my mouth. The main course...More

Thank Tanya Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great setting, friendly staff, amazing food evening for a vegetarian. Good view from the restuarant.

Thank Ragini M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I regularly take family and business associates to Ben's for an excellent dining experience. Good value for money, ambience to die for, fantastic service. Oh, and by te he way, the food is just brilliant.

Thank David R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We booked early and got a really nice table near the window. Natalie took good care of us, good service is always appreciated. The menu is based upon american style food, so the portions are good. Spent about 4 hours over dinner, was a really...More

Thank NormanGlobeTrotter
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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
Grill, Vegan Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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