Melbourne is home to some of the country’s best restaurants. So it’s safe to say Melburnians expect the best when it comes to dining out. Supporting this foodie trend is Spanish restaurant Benson’s on Martin, where you’ll find some of the best and most enticing Spanish fare in the city. Located in Brighton, you’ll be in for a treat no matter what time of day it is, as this Martin Street spot serves delectable dishes from breakfast, right through until dinner. So no matter what mood you’re in, Benson’s on Martin has got you covered. El Cielo!
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A great local with good food, affordable, stunning wines, plenty of room, good service and a fantastic menu with tapas to paella to slow cooked lamb. Worth a visit to this great local restaurant.
Fantastic local restaurant. We were a group of 6 and went on a Thursday night for a birthday dinner. The mains were awesome and generous in size. The dishes tried were the duck risotto (unfortunately they only had 1 portion available as 2 at our table wanted to order that) but the second choice - the slow cooked lamb was an extremely satisfying choice. Also tried was the Asado skewer of mixed meats. The duck breast was cooked perfectly - pink in the centre and the risotto was deliciously creamy, The lamb was served with broccolini and crunchy little patatas bravas. The lamb serving was very generous and beautifully tender. We shared some delightful sugary churros for dessert and the waiter then brought the birthday girl a chocolate self saucing pudding with a candle in and sang Happy Birthday which was totally unexpected. We will be returning to try the Tapas menu.
there is no hassle and easy process of booking. i love when i dont have to wait on the phone to get the same job done.
As we mentioned, Benson’s on Martin boasts some of the best Spanish fare in Melbourne. Quite a claim we know, but trust us on this one, this Brighton restaurant knows what it’s doing when it comes to serving impeccable Spanish cuisine. Although, being Melbourne, they also serve delicious Australian-style breakfast for those craving their eggs benny and espresso, and their baked eggs topped with chorizo, roasted peppers, Persian feta with toasted sourdough is a delightful fusion of both cuisines.
Those visiting Benson’s on Martin for lunch will find tasty options as well, like the chicken and quinoa salad with semi-dried tomatoes, marinated pumpkin, spinach, feta and tzatziki that makes for a wonderfully refreshing mid-day meal. And for dinner, the paella for two is not to be missed. This is one of Benson’s on Martin’s most sought after dishes, and is packed with seafood including tiger prawns, scallops, fish and mussels as well as chorizo, peas and saffron-infused calasparra rice. Benson’s on Martin also serves impeccable tapas and their wine list must not be overlooked. So for a truly remarkable meal out, with friends or the whole family, pay this Melbourne restaurant a visit. Located on Martin Street in Brighton, booking ahead is essential.