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Ben's on the Beach

$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 7977
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (170 reviews)
“tongue” (14 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The restauran is located on a nice beach walk. From outside it looks a bit cheap, also the interior is in a similar style, but the food is really deliciuos. We were a company of 6 people and we took different meals and all of...More

1  Thank zarac1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just drifting around looking for somewhere to eat on Sunday and hadn't realised that Strand would be so busy. Ben's found room for us and we enjoyed an excellent meal. The place was buzzing but the staff still had the time to look...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant/bar on Beach Road with wonderful views of the sunset and no doubt during the day, the bay. Good service, brilliant food and a really good good wine. First night out on our trip to South Africa and what a start. The food...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bens is good , it service is wow , the food simply good nothing more and nothing less , the position is prime the views stunning . Try it ...I may be critical but the mass hysteria around Bens is just that . Try it...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great steaks celebrating a fun night with family with most attentive staff. All the food was enjoyable and the wine list was small but v good.

Thank PaulaMariaRogers
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Having had an epic journey from London to CPT via JNB we settled into our lodgings and decided on an early supper. Fortunately I had seen Bens on tripadvisor before we left England for our first nights supper.....AND it didn't disappoint. We were given a...More

Thank Juliegolf
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited the restaurant for my Mom's birthday. The food and service was very good. We love the food, but the view are beautiful.

Thank Marinda22
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We visited this restaurant on our stay in the Strand and found that the reviews were accurate - the food, vibe and service were great and the prices decent.

Thank 77Leah77
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Best fillet you’ll have anywhere in Cape Town. I love red meat and can honestly say that its the best fillet and sauce I’ve had in a restaurant !

Thank Anneme V
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had a great pre Christmas Meal here, the menu is good but not over extensive and the meat cuts were really good as was the fish. Best of all was the service our waitress Megan was awesome - professional and attentive to our needs...More

Thank Susan S
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Questions & Answers
21 March 2016|
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Response from danina105 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own wine, but pay a corkage.
20 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
22 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
US$8 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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