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Ben's on the Beach

) #1 of 24 Restaurants in Strand $$ - $$$
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (164 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After our previous visit that did not went off well, we went to Ben's again AND I am excited to say..... It was really great. Food, ambiance, service, quality price.....all was excellent. Well Done you guys.

Thank all4you2be
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once again we spent a lovely evening at Ben's. Ordered lamb ribs and was served a generous portion (more than enough) prepared, cooked and served to perfection. Very tasty and tender. Venue is great for eating out with friends or family as there is no...More

Thank Thebrowns001
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. Location, location, location. Recently changed ownership. Booking was easy and a followup on the mobile! We where a couple of minutes late and got a professional call. The ambiance, although not changed over years is great. Service by young waitpersons was...More

Thank Roedig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for Fathers day lunch. Don't recommend the prawn cocktail, prawns totally overcooked. My wife ordered tap water, was told they don't serve tap water due to the water restrictions .However they do serve ice. Big rip of.

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

From making the reservation to arriving at the restaurant and throughout the evening, we were treated with great service. Stylish, yet relaxed setting. They actually listened! We had a group with various dietary requirements, gluten-free etc. Everyone was catered for and loved their meals! Although...More

1  Thank SanityNet
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience we had. The service and the food was great. Not a big vegetarian selection but there is enough to enjoy yourself. Food was delicious. They have a selection of 2 meals or 3 meals... Starter, main and dessert. Reasonably priced and...More

Thank Nkat3ko
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I think this is my fourth meal at Ben's & every time it's has been a great one. The food is good, plentiful, tasteful & well presented. The staff are friendly & know the menu & what else they serve, not necessarily listed on the...More

1  Thank Dan I
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I went to the restaurant with my friend for dinner on the basis of a recommendation. My server was attentive, but would only make eye contact with me when serving, apart from when my friend, who is black, asked her any questions about ingredients for...More

Thank everlastingcuriosity
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wonderful setting on Beach Road, we love the decor and the ambience, and the service is excellent as always! The Piri-Piri Chicken was a scrumptious fusion of flavours out of this world. And great value!

Thank Foodie776
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The reception was great and my favourite table ready. Shirley only appoints the best to work in this fine restaurant. The service is friendly and polite. Good menu and many options. My meal was the greek lamb with mash and vegetables. The tastes were fantastic....More

Thank berryloud
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you bring your own wine/ champagne??
21 March 2016|
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Response from danina105 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own wine, but pay a corkage.
Am looking for a lunch menu at bens please
21 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
Do you need to make a booking?
23 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
USD 8 - USD 15
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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