Sophisticated dining at Somerset West’s Benguela on Main


Fine dining restaurant, situated on the bustling Somerset West Main Road, Benguela on Main incorporates a sophisticated approach to fine dining and wine, creating a haven for gastronomes. At the hands of Executive Chef Jean Delport, the regularly changing à la carte menu incorporates classic French and English dishes with a modern twist.

Called a culinary crusade among the restaurant, Jean Delport ensures each dish has its own unique flair and flavour, integrating an interesting interpretation of delicious ingredients, using fresh, local produce. Each dish is exquisitely plated, with the greatest attention to detail, and simply ensures diners are taken on a culinary journey of exquisitely paired food and wine. Exclusive chef’s tasting menus are also created regularly and paired with Benguela Cove wines for a unique gastronomic experience. Delport continuously succeeds in developing food and dishes that match the style of wine.

The renowned concept of wine pairing is perfectly situated at The Taster, on the second floor of the restaurant. A luxury tasting room and wine shop that boasts Benguela Cove wines from Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate situated in Walker Bay, Hermanus. Specifically selected, cheese and chocolate wine pairings are available at The Taster as well as Benguela Cove wines to order at cellar door prices.

Elegant modern décor sets the mood for diners to relax as they dine in the pristine contemporary restaurant. Benguela on Main offers diners an all-round experience and is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30pm for lunch and 6:30pm to 9pm for dinner. The Taster is also open for wine tastings and sales, Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 9pm.

For more information on dining at Somerset West’s Benguela on Main, please visit, call 087 357 0637 or email

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