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Welcome to The Benders Arms ~ At 97 Fox

Boston Massachusetts had "Cheers", the pub where everybody knows your name, Johannesburg South Africa has "The Benders Arms".

The Benders Arms originally opened its doors in 1948 on the corner of Rissik and Albert Streets where it has operated up to 2017, out surviving all other pubs in the Johannesburg CBD. When the Guild Hall, which opened in 1886, closed its doors in April 2016 the Benders Arms arguably became "the new oldest surviving pub in the Johannesburg CBD".  Yes, Kitchener's and The Radium Beer Hall are indeed older but are both situated outside of the Johannesburg CBD.

Unfortunately, the long history of this iconic institution has not been documented but without a doubt anybody who has worked in the Joburg CBD, or placed a bet at the bookies at 3 Loveday Street from the fifties and sixties right through to the noughties would have a story to tell or a memory or two of drinks, a lunch, a party or just a laugh with friends at the Benders Arms.  

          We relocated to 97 Fox Street in August 2017 at the historical Rand Club, which undoubtedly has its own very rich history and are excited to continue writing a new chapter in the history of The Benders Arms, albeit at 97 Fox Street and in association with the Rand Club.

We will continue to serve a great meal and deliver a good "old" traditional South African pub atmosphere.

Our prego and homemade chips made us famous and are still as good as ever, the rest of the menu especially our steaks served on a skillet, peri-peri chicken and chicken burgers have too become legendary.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, pub lunch (bookings are recommended for groups over ten) or for a drink after work to miss the Joburg traffic.

We are open from 10h00 every day and the kitchen stays open until 17h00 Monday to Thursday, on Fridays we stay open later depending on your needs.

The pub stays open until around 22h00 or until the last customers leave.

Our entire menu is available for takeaway and we will deliver within a reasonable walking distance and if we are not too busy

 We do platters and will cater for your next office function, party, or even a private function.

20% discount is offered on food 7 drinks to Rand Club Members, on production of your valid Membership card, at the Benders Arms and in the Members’ Bar in the Club.

Please contact us with your needs.














Our Menu


Benders Breakfast

2 Eggs, 2 Rashers of Bacon, 2 Pork Sausages, Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms

& 2 Slices of Toast

Mafutha Breakfast

2 Eggs, 2 Rashers of Bacon, 150g Steak, Boerewors, Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms

& 2 Slices of Toast

Pikanien Breakfast

1 Egg, 2 Rashers of Bacon, Grilled Tomato & 1 Slice of Toast

Omelette(Served with 1 slice of toast)



Cheese and Ham

Cheese and Mushrooms

Cheese, Ham, Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato & 1 Slice of Toast

Toasted Sandwiches(An additional amount of R15.00 will be charged for chips)


Cheese and Tomato

Ham and Cheese

Ham and Tomato

Ham, Cheese and Tomato

Bacon and Cheese

Bacon and Egg

Bacon, Egg and Cheese

Chicken Mayo


Cheese, Onion, Ham, Tomato, Egg, Toast, Mushroom, Gherkin, Pork Sausage, Bacon

Prego's(Served with Benders Arms Special Prego Sauce)

Prego Roll with Chips

Fillet Prego Roll with Chips

Prego Rump Special with cheese, tomato & gherkin(Served with Chips)

Prego Fillet Special with cheese, tomato & gherkin (Served with Chips)

Chicken Prego with Chips

Hamburgers and Rolls

Hamburger & Chips

Cheese Burger & Chips

Egg Burger & Chips

Cheese and Bacon Burger & Chips

Chicken Burger & Chips

Chicken and Cheese Burger & Chips

Boerewors Roll (Plain)

Boerewors Roll with Fried Onions & Chips

Rump Steak Roll with Chips and Fried Onions

Fillet Steak Roll with Chips and Fried Onions

Russian Roll and Chips

Russian Roll with Sliced Tomato and Onion

Russian and Chips

Cheese, Tomato and Lettuce Roll     

Roll with butter 

Homemade chips(large or small)

Baskets(Please Note: Our Baskets take up to 45 Minutes to Prepare)

Meat(Pork ribs, cocktail sausages, samoosas and chips with a monkey gland sauce)

Chicken(Chicken wings, chicken strips, chicken samoosas & chips with mushroom sauce)

Seafood(Calamari and hake strips and chips with a tartare sauce)

Salad / Vegetables

Greek Salad

Chicken Salad

Vegetarian Platter (Veg of the day – ask Waitron)


Grilled Hake and Chips

Calamari(Fried in Lemon Butter) – Full or half portion

Hake and Calamari Combo

Squid Heads(When Available)


Fillet 270g

Rump 270g

T-Bone Steak

Rump Portuguese Steak (Fried in Mushroom Sauce & topped with Ham & Egg)

Fillet Portuguese Steak (Fried in Mushroom Sauce & topped with Ham & Egg)

Trinchado Rump or fillet

Steak Egg and Chips 200g

Grilled Pork Chops(Full or half portion)

Crumbed Pork Chops(Full or half portion)

Pork Spareribs 400g

Pork Banger, Mash and Gravy with Veg

Chicken(Please Note: Our Full and Half Chickens take up to 45 Minutes  to prepare)

Grilled Peri-Peri (Full half or quarter portion)

Grilled Chicken Breasts (Served with a sauce of your choice)

Crumbed Chicken Breasts (Served with a sauce of your choice)

All fish, meat and chicken dishes will be served with a choice of chips, rice, mashed potato, veg of the day, or a salad.


Rice, Mash, Veggies, Sambles, Pork Sausage, Bacon, Cocktail Pork Sausages, Chicken wings, Chicken Strips,Chicken Breast, Hamburger Patty, Piece Boerewors


Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Please note that prices are subject to chage without notice

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Saturday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Sunday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM