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“Fantastic dinner!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benguela Restaurant - CLOSED

Benguela Restaurant
Price range: US$9 - US$55
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: I N R E C E S S / C L O S E D DEAR CUSTOMER, PLEASE NOT THAT BENGUELA RESTAURANT WILL BE IN RECESS (CLOSED) FROM MAY 2015 UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WARM REGARDS, JONATHAN & HANDRE Benguela Restaurant offers a refined dining experience in a crisp and contemporary setting. The menu offers a range of Seafood, Meat and Vegetarian dishes as well as a selection of local wines and beers. We will also cater to various size groups and cater to specific dietary requirements with prior notice in a relaxed, crisp and more refined environment.
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great service, fantastic food and excellent choice of wines.
When staying in Gansbaai, definitely worth having dinner there.
Also it has a special atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Marina C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed one night in Gansbaai and our hotel recmmended Benguela. Great we went there. It was a lovely evening wiht great food and a very friendly owner. It as a pity that we were the only ones, however it was end of season so I really hope that the restaurant is busier during main season. It is definitely a place to visit!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pmi_12
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Switzerland
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215 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“a restaurant gem in a small village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

From outside, the restaurant looks uninteresting, so our first surprise was the upscale trendy interior. We liked the reduced, minimalistic style. The food quality and presentation was the next positive surprise, so was the wine. This place can compete with many restaurants in cape town. The only little downsize we felt, that the ambience was a bit stiff. This is a place for couples, I don't think families with young children would feel comfortable due to the formal ambience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank luxuryvoyage
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Western Cape
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food and a great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We had delicious Thai Fishcakes as a starter, which are as big as a hamburger and could serve as a meal. As main fresh fish. No place left for a dessert ;-)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LevensGenieter46
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A really special evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We just strolled into this restaurant because it was within walking distance of our apartment - no expectations, no recommendations, just because it was handy. And we were hungry. It turned into a memorable evening - delicious food, friendly service, stylish - without being intimidating - surroundings. I think it was the best meal we had during our South African trip - and we ate well pretty consistently.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank NoFussMe
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