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Bensons

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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CUISINES
British, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We had not been too Bensons for too long and had a lovely evening. This is Devon on a plate. The menu is small but the options mean everyone will find something they like and if you ask in advance they are always bery accommodating....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank london4travel
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Last night of the holiday week. I needed a treat, and this was certainly that! A small restaurant, so it needed to be filled with diners to get a buzz, but this was early evening, so conversations were either nearly whispered, or public. This aside...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DHW2015
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, professional, friendly service. They are open Thursday Friday and Saturday book before you go. Menu is mostly fish I had beef stroganoff with rice which was lovely . The prices are reasonable and all the food was tasty and cooked just right. Definitely worth...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Dreadful, an appalling expensive meal. Only one other person dining although ‘fully booked!’ Owner was like Basil Faulty. Couldn’t have cared less if we were dining there or not. Table cloths bleached by the sun so no care about attracting custom. Shame as lovely location...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank 462ruthi
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I booked this restaurant fun the understanding that the food choice was going to be limited, specialised, and confined to a " catch of the day" slate, with a few non-seafood offerings. That is exactly what it was. As a party of seafood-lovers we really...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank Fishmandxb
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Such a shame that diners are staggered on entry, as the first in it was very quiet and a bit awkward. I can understand why it's done but spoilt the experience. Food was excellent, the sea bass was beautiful as was the creme brûlée, but...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank lmu262
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Booked a table by email for last Wednesday night. Andy got back to us straight away. He controls the covers to maximise quality of food and of course timings for the very talented chef. Anyway we loved our evening. I had Salmon Pate, Lemon sole...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank NeilD690
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We both had 3 very good courses in this great restaurant. Everything was beautifully cooked, presented and served by, we assumed, the owner and a lovely young girl with a good sense of humour. For me, a good selection of vegetables is as important as...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank luloeastbourne
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were here for a few days and decided to come here for our last night. Only people in for a while and was quiet. However, the food was delicious and home cooked. The owner, Andy, was very humorous and interesting. I would recommend the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank SuzylooMk
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Took me back to the 60s. Bit pretentious and no atmosphere. Food ok but nothing special. Overall experience poor. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: July 2017
2  Thank gailblanche
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