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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 (2269)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.3
Value 4.2
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.5
  • Dittenaar Dined: 23 hours ago
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Barry C. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 31 Jan 23
    We were served our food by Gina, who was absolutely excellent and served pre-meal drinks by Sinovuyo, who was equally good. Both these young woman are a credit to your restaurant and it would make me happy to know that they have received the recognition they deserve.

  • Melanie G. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 31 Jan 23
    Joel was out waiter and he was great! However, we arrived at 18:00, ordered at 18:45 and only ate at 20:06. We were a table of 13 and very few people ordered starters. It was not made clear to us that the meals will not be served at the same time. Most of us sat there hungry for the better part of the evening.

  • Roger C. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 0.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Jan 23
    Easy booking, great staff, wines and food withing a good atmosphere.

  • Chris Dined: 2 days ago
    3.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Jan 23
    White wine served warm not chilled

  • Thoren J. Dined: 4 days ago
    3.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Daniel C. Dined: 3 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Hylton T. Dined: 3 days ago
    3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 29 Jan 23
    I've been here many times and usually have a great experience but sadly not so this time. The restaurant was very full and seemed like the kitchen couldn't cope. We waited over an hour for the food. The oysters were off - as admitted by the chef and waiter. The mussels were very average and the toilets smelt awful. A real pity as Den Anker has always been top class.

  • Gerhard B. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Monique V. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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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