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Den Anker

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Bistro French Seafood South African
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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • Sunsets
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace

Our name is Belgian, our ambience international and our setting spectacular. Youll find us on the quayside of Cape Towns Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where the Atlantic ocean meets the mother city. Take an umbrella shaded table on our terrace, at the African Queen bar, or in our streamlined interior, where wall-to-wall windows make the most of the picture - postcard backdrop of Table Mountain. Described by restaurant critics as one of the Waterfronts most popular pioneers were now celebrating our 21st anniversary. Enjoy the friendly ambience . . . our serving staff is attentive and smiling. Menus revolve round fresh, seasonal dishes like just-caught crayfish or shrimps flown in from Europe. Specialities range from generous pots of mussels and frites to traditional South African fare; gourmet temptations from foiegrasbrulee to velvet-smooth chocolate. We import beers from small Belgian breweries to ensure a spread of different flavours and styles. Six of these are served on tap: De Koninck, Vedett Extra White, LiefmansFruitesse, La Chouffe, Maredsous Blond and of course Anker beer, brewed exclusively for us in Lochristi to a personal recipe from Den Ankers Belgian founder, Denis Bouckaert. For visitors wanting to try something local, tasty South African specialities change weekly. To avert a riot by regulars, best-sellers remain constant.

Reviews (893)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.4
Value 4.1
Service 4.4
Ambience 4.5
  • Michelle H. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Carl G. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Paul Dined: 4 months ago
    3
    Food 5.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Mar 20
    Food was expensive

  • Roland J. Dined: 4 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Ed R. Dined: 4 months ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 16 Mar 20
    Den Anker is our long time go-to restaurant in Cape Town for taking foreign guests, and in recent years too for our (wife and mine) New Year's Day lunches. It has incredible food; the ambience is great; service is (generally) wonderful - thanks, Tim, for the last two times! - the beers are to die for. Everyone we have ever been with there has loved it; we will certainly keep on going!

  • Jacques v. Dined: 4 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Mar 20
    Brilliant Sirloin on the bone and the beer selection is outstanding

  • Adam Dined: 4 months ago
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Pascale Dined: 4 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 09 Mar 20
    Will be coming back again

  • Ari Fonarov A. Dined: 4 months ago
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Christopher M. Dined: 4 months ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 11h00 - 22h00
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