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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 27th 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 (1793)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.4
Value 4.4
Service 4.6
Ambience 4.6
  • Herman W. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Andreas B. Dined: 2 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Lizle Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 27 May 22
    Have the Pork Belly with mash and veg. You owe it to yourself. Sublime!

  • Sue Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 25 May 22
    Love going to Den Anker. Staff are always friendly. The restaurant was very busy. We received our food and drinks in good time.

  • Heidi P. Dined: 1 week ago
    2.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 May 22
    Waiter was not very attentive and the food was not the standard we are used to at this restaurant. Can definitely see their portions are much smaller than usual especially the chips & sauces!

  • Crawford Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 May 22
    Staff always extremely friendly

  • Dana Dined: 1 week ago
    3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 May 22
    Food was not what we expected. Two ordered vol au vents, tasteless and unappetizing as big lumps of chicken. 1 vegetarian gluten intolerant, waiter was not accommodating at all, yet on other occasions, we were treated differently

  • Herman W. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 May 22
    Mussels were excellent but beef stew was tasteless and not tender. Good wine and beer selection but service not synchronised for a table of 4. Overall lovely restaurant that has been at Waterfront for more than 25 years. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

  • Jude Dined: 1 week ago
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Sue Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 May 22
    A bit pricey, but as always excellent evening out.

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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
Favourite

Eggs Benedict Special

Enjoy Eggs Benedict with a coffee, tea or mimosa (mimosa served from 11am) at only R100 at Den Anker.

  • 17 Mar - 31 Jul
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 16 May 2022

Two Wagyu Burgers

Indulge in TWO wagyu burgers & frites at R225 at Den Anker.

  • 17 Mar - 31 Aug
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 16 May 2022

Two Belgian Waffles

Enjoy two Belgian waffles with Ice Cream at only R100 at Den Anker.

  • 17 Mar - 31 Aug
  • Available 24/7
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 16 May 2022