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Ben's on the Beach

££ - £££
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (181 reviews)
“tongue” (14 reviews)
“moussaka” (8 reviews)
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££ - £££
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Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 759 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb service, great food. Convenient parking. Good ambience Well priced for what you get. Wide menu. Some really good speciallities on the menu. Braized ox tongue and the peri peri chicken are both recommended.

Thank HooverHolman
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good day So great to hear you had a fabulous experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to write your review, Looking forward to having you back with us! Kind regards, Alex

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come here with my family a lot and the service is so friendly! The lamb, eat the lamb... just do it.

Thank Gabriella A
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gabriella Thank you so much for supporting us! and we are so happy you once again had a good time! Looking forward to having you with us again to enjoy the lamb Just do it...:) Kind regards Alex

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have been to this restaurant 4 times before, tonight was a big disappointment. We both ordered the beef curry (one of the specials) and settled down to wait patiently. The meal finally arrived after one hour and was found to be luke warm....More

Thank supertrooper01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night for the first time and were made to feel extremely welcome by the friendly manager and staff. Wow, what a wonderful experience. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. The food was absolutely...More

Thank DawieS25
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Dawie Thank you so much for your review! we are so happy that you had such a great time with us! And look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! Kind regards, Alex

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, yesterday we ate at Bens. We had not been for a few years and hoped it would live up to its reputation. It did. The peri peri chicken was unctuous. ( if not slightly awkward to eat). The sole special did not disappoint. 500g...More

Thank shellybelle2018
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Shelly, thank you for taking the time to write this review, and we are so happy to hear we delivered a great experience for you! and we will look it to stocking Almond milk for your future visit. Kind regards, Alex

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food tonight was excellent. Huge portions and the honey ice cream was brilliant. Nice decor and pleasant staff. Highly recommended.

Thank peterrandall
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Peter for your review, we are so glad that you had a wonderful visit with us! Kind Regards Alex

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Sole & my colleague had the Kentucky Steak. The food was fantastic and we were pleasantly surorised by the quality of the food. Then came the piece'd resistance..the salted caramel pudding that I can get lyrical about. Definitely in the fine dining...More

Thank 629margueritew
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, We are so delighted that your time with us was a hit! Thank you for your feedback; we will look into the parking attendant! Kind regards, Alex

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am never disappointed in Bens. The steaks are good. They have a really good burger and the service is good. I highly reccommend

Thank R8650WRpatriciar
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Patricia, We are so happy to hear that we have delivered a memorable experience for you and we strive to continue to do so in the future. Kind regards, Alex

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whole experience was good. From the moment we were welcomed by the waitress,I think her name was Beryl, till we left, was just one good experience. We were a table of 8 but the service was excellent and our main dishes arrived on time. Good...More

Thank JeanneV368
D1578OPjayk, Manager at Ben's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jeanne V Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review; we are so happy your birthday celebration was a blast and that it was an all round hit! Kind Regards, Alex

Reviewed 10 August 2018

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 13 August 2018

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

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RogerW2292
16 September 2018|
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Response from D1578OPjayk | Property representative |
Hello, We do have our line fish which we do Cajun style as well as grilled, a mauritian seafood casserole! we have sole and Norwegian salmon on our specials at the moment (limited quantity) Hope this helps you, Kind... More
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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
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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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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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