Benguela Restaurant

In-house guests & outside patrons welcome

Dinner Reservations

Dinner at Benguela

Every night, Benguela owner, Jonathan Engelbrecht, entertains guests at his lavish 16-seater Chef’s Table to a magnificent five-course set menu paired with the finest wines followed by handmade truffles, espresso and Cognac, all for R600 a person.

Operating for three years now from the old family home, mostly by word-of-mouth, Benguela offers guests the opportunity to sit around one big table and get to know one another. “An instant large family and familiarity. This is what I want to create each evening.” says Jonathan.

Stylish and cool – This restaurant is very different from the others we tried. Wonderful, brilliantly presented food in very stylish surroundings. The service was friendly and fun and the whole atmosphere memorable.”

Benguela Sample Menu

Champagne Cocktail

Raka Rosé

Lomond Sauvignon Blanc

Boschrivier Shiraz

Chef’s Salad

Dressed with a Citrus & Passionfruit Emulsion

Served with Herb & Course Salt Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato, Sweet Pepper & Smoked Paprika

Cappuccino with Basil Crème

Poached Chilli & Lime Fish

Served on Rice Noodles

Flambéed Loin of Gemsbok

Served on a Root Vegetable Croquette, with a

Pepper & Brandy Cream. Accompanied by Blackened

Mini Calabash, Glazed Young Carrots and Yellow Pattypan

Baked Orange Custard Capsule

Served with a Poppy Seed Tulle Biscuit

Fresh Fruit & Caribbean Compote

Chocolate Truffle

Kahlua Coffee Shot

KWV Brandy

Great food, great wine, great company

“I went to Benguela with my wife and three adult children and were overwhelmed by Johanthan’s hospitality. Other (local) guests joined the table for dinner as well. It really learned us more about South Africa in general; local tips for things to see and do were appreciated. The food was excellent. Tomata/red pepper cappuccino was phenomenal. Local meat (Eland): very tasty. During the evening we enjoyed different South African wines which were all excellent.”

Gem of Gansbaai, De Kelders

“True taste experience,dishes with wine pairing, with an awesome chef Jonathan and Handre. For the finer taste buds.”

Hospitality and Quality at it’s Very Very Best

“Jonathan successfully creates an atmosphere that is like being part of an intimate and elegant dinner party with family and friends. We could not recommend Benguela highly enough, excellent value and outstanding quality. Simply wonderful.”