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“Very good lunch, great views”

Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in Sedgefield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$29
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: If you are looking for wonderful food with a beautiful lakeside setting, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Located at the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa, near Sedgefield, the venue has a growing reputation as one of the leading Garden Route restaurants, popular for its imaginative and varied menu inspired by the chefs’ contemporary take on classic French, English and Asian cuisine. The wine tastings, food pairings and other special events throughout the year are among many favourites. Guests can expect an integration of food flavours, the best seasonal, local ingredients and food that is beautifully presented and complimented by delicious wines from the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate and wines from the Walker Bay region.
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at Benguela bistro after a massage. The food was very good and the staff attentive. Next time we are in the area we will probably have a full meal here.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Owain J, Manager at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you keithamara or the great review on our restaurant. We so pleased you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

A great place to stop for drinks, beautiful location and great service. We only had drinks here but were tempted by the menu and wished we were not limited by time and could have stayed longer. This would be a fantastic venue for a special event or wedding. Truly stunning place to stop.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Owain J, Manager at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We hope that next time you will be able to spend a little more time with us michelskt and truly enjoy the beauty of our views, food and ambience! We are so pleased you did enjoy your quick visit; and thank you for taking the time to write us a review.
Hope to you see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a lovely Lunch with friends on Sunday.The setting is very nice next to thr Lake.The service was excellent and thr food very tasty and well presented.We had the Slow Sunday Menu and it was very nice .The leg of lamb amd prawns for stater was excellent

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Janfourie
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Owain J, Manager at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you Janfourie for the wonderful review! I will be sure to pass on your information to our team at Benguela Brassiere, particularly our Head Chef Kelly. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had dinner here last week while staying in Sedgefield booking it mainly based on Trip Advisor reviews and we had a pretty good time.

The restaurant is easy to find, being just off the highway but this was made even easier by the excellent shuttle bus which the restaurant offers to deliver you to/from where you're staying.

Once off the road you turn onto the fairly long Lakeside Drive and arrive at the restaurant and the setting is good - it's a light, open room with a view over the lake and tables out on the lawn although we (and the other diners) were all eating inside on the night that we visited.

Service was good here and friendly, the menu has good choices and the food was generally very good and we had a thoroughly decent dinner before being dropped back to our guest house.

If I were staying in Sedgefield, I'd definitely consider the Benguela as one of my options for dinner - it's a good choice.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Mike T
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Owain J, Manager at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your great review Mike! We are delighted that you joined us for dinner and enjoyed your time with us.
We are so pleased that out shuttle service was of great use for you.

Next time you are in the region, hopefully you will stay with us for a night or two as well, and enjoy the serenity of our environment.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Great views over the lake. Thoroughly enjoyed the wine on offer. The staff were very professional and service excellent. The food was so tasty with a varied selection which I am sure would suit various diners with different tastes. Full Bar. Have eaten there many times and never been disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2018
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PStreeter, Owner at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

We are so pleased to hear that you are regular diner at our brasserie and that the staff have looked after you well. It is always rewarding for the team that have such positive feedback. Thank you.

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