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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
  • Gourmet Guide Rated 2019

You’ll find us on the quayside of Cape Town’s 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 26th anniversary. Enjoy the friendly ambience . . . we welcome clients as a part of our family. The menu revolves round Moulles Marinieres, Steak Au Poivre and Bitterballen or North Sea Shrimps flown in from Europe. 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, Liefmans Fruitesse, La Chouffe, and our house ale Anker Brew, brewed following a personal recipe from Den Anker’s Belgian founder, Denis Bouckaert. The latest addition is a Blonde that has been brewed under the Anker brand, aptly named – Anker Blonde.Try one of our 25 Belgian bottled beers, including Duvel, Kwak, Westmalle Tripel or St Bernadus to name a few. We look forward to having you as our guest to welcome you in true South African style with a Belgian flair.

Reviews (1208)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.3
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.6
  • Wendy Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 01 Aug 21
    Fantastic service, fantastic food, fantastic view. Only negative for me were the Belgium waffles which were more like South African waffles instead of authentically Belgium ones. Thanks for a lovely lunch.

  • Inacio Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Gus Dined: 2 days ago
    2.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 31 Jul 21
    The serverice was terrible. They got one of our orders wrong. I only managed to get one round of drink orders out of them. I tried to get another round and before I could even look up from the drinks menu the waiter had already left the table.

  • Cathrine Dined: 3 days ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 30 Jul 21
    Very yummy food and great service! Their specials make the food so worth it

  • Lloyd P. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Jan D. Dined: 6 days ago
    2.5
    Food 1.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 27 Jul 21
    We visit Den Anker regularly and almost always have a pot of mussels. We come all the way from Stellenbosch mainly for that. The food and the service is usually excellent. However, this time, the mussels were clearly reheated from the previous day, as was evident from they texture and the taste. Granted, these are difficult times but even in those circumstances, we come for the food, not for the view.

  • Peter W. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Rolof Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 26 Jul 21
    All in all a wonderfull experience

  • Wally H. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 24 Jul 21
    Excellent experience! - as always - well done under such difficult circumstances! - hope things get back to normal soon

  • Rhona Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 23 Jul 21
    Really enjoyed the wagyu burgers.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 11h00 - 22h00
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Twosday Everyday at Den Anker

Enjoy any of the below: STARTERS: Two portions of homebrewed soup & breadrolls at R100 / Two portions of Bitterballen at R100 * MAINS: A combination of any two below for R225: - Wagyu Burgers & Frites - West Coast Mussels & Frites - Fish & Chips - Pork Belly Roast & Mash DESSERT: Two Belgian Waffles & Ice Cream at R200 / Two Crepe Flambee at R125

  • 27 May - 31 Aug
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 27 May 2021

Twosday Drinks at Den Anker

Twosday is everyday at Den Anker! Enjoy any of the below: - Buy 1 get 1 free Anker Brew * - Two glasses of Jordan Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc at R75 * - Two glasses of LAvernir Horizon Pinotage at R75 *

  • 27 May - 31 Aug
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 27 May 2021