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Den Anker

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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 0249
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As my last meal in Cape Town, I returned from Robben Island and was looking for an upscale eatery for dinner. Den Anker seemed to fit that bill. I was offered a window seat and was greeted by my server Tim. I ordered a glass of wine and the Salade aux Lardons ( a green salad with bacon). The Casserole... More 

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Thank DorothyMacaw
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere with stunning view over the harbour/ waterfront. Delicious fried calamari prepared in an open kitchen.

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Thank Thorsten W
Canggu, Indonesia
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location and view of Table Mountain are superb. However, Den Anker now seems to cater for innocent tourists who pay for the setting and not for the quality of the food. We were a large table and not one of the dishes passed muster. Our waiter tried hard but seemed to be a bit overwhelmed and of course he... More 

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Thank safaripro2015
Robertsfors, Sweden
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up here because of the good location and outdoor seating area! Similar menu to most restaurants in Cape town and the burgers were good! What stands out here is that they brew their own beer and they have quite a lot to chose from!

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Thank Björn C
Belfast
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it says really. The apple tart was completely dried out. Steak was tasty. Service was good. There are better places around the Waterfront.

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Thank kirkmeister1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and ambience is outstanding. One feels as though one is in Belgium itself. The meals were most professionally prepared and presented. The view of Table Mountain and the harbour lights reflected in the water alongside the restaurant was awe-inspiring. One felt most special in the smartly arranged dining tables and chairs.

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Thank Larine G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch of chilli prawns. When they arrived I was disappointed as thought I would have to break open the shell but it was done for me Absolutely wonderful meal. Service was excellent so was food and wine. Recommend this without hesitation for lunch

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Thank johnsteele507
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views and excellent beers. Even though I am a local I keep coming to this place over and over again.

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Thank Vaughan J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant that we have eaten at many times. We go back because the standards have always been maintained. On this occasion we had lunch after some Waterfront shopping. We were warmly greeted and shown to a window table. The food was flavoursome and nicely presented, and the house beer was a perfect accompaniment. Their selection of Belgian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to book for dinner as really busy in early evening. Great range of Belgian beers on tap, simple but effective menu, efficient staff. Really great steak and seafood, particularly recommend the Kingklip. Easy venue with great view of sunset over Table Mountain, was the best dinner we had in Cape Town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 0249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?