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Den Anker

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 0249
11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great range of beers to choose from whilst you sit on the quayside watching the ever changing Table Mountain as a backdrop to the Waterfront. Love it here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A quick pop into this Belgian style restaurant and you'll see bowls of moules marinièrs finding their way to tables all over the restaurant, and there is a very good reason for this... It is just so incredibly delectable! Don't make the mistake we did, for starters, just jump in and order a full portion, half simply won't do it!... More 

1 Thank Angelique_Jaco
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chilled atmosphere, really good wine list and good steaks. Service friendly and efficient. Great view of table mountain and the harbour and fun to watch people taking photos of themselves in front of the yellow table mountain frame - we even saw someone propose!

1 Thank Nicola W
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Den Anker for dinner on a Saturday night after a recommendation...& it was incredibly disappointing! Service was poor & half of the portion of mussels were completely closed & therefore inedible. The view of Table Mountain is lovely if you can get an outside table. Would not recommend & will not be returning!

Thank Becky W
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food with view on table mountain But know that if you sit on that side with sunset it will be bloody hot! We sat on the other side that was good. Food was very good (tuna steak and salmon steak and bigg prawn) Very nice wine affordable by glass (Jordan ) But sadly not so nice waitress She looked... More 

Thank Michelle B
State of Sao Paulo
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went twice to this place in a week..as Belgian living in Brazil I wanted to taste some of the Belgian dishes..the second time I wanted to eat a TUNA...They had no tuna...but the chef appeared later and told me he called his supplier and they would bring tuna in 10 minutes....When the tuna arrived he showed me the piece,,,and... More 

Thank MARC D
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a chef its hard to find great places to eat out. From our arrival to when we left was such a pleasure. Owning a restaurant myself I alway look for faults. Im glad to say none were found!Great place Great food Great beers

Thank Bjorn G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with high expectations free a strong recommendation from the knowledgeable concierge in our hotel. We were met by a charming hostess and a capable and interested waiter. Our drinks order was fine me we ordered our meals. The starters came in good time and were outstanding. Then we waited and waited. Eventually or mains came and the wheels... More 

Thank Colin B
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been visiting Den Anker for the past 10 years or so and have to say that it is consistently excellent. The staff are great! Efficient, friendly and they know their wines and specialist beers, great service all round. We chose to spend New Year's Eve here (2016) with friends. It was a great evening. The food was different from... More 

Thank Jo K
Brussels, Belgium
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great setting! Quality food e.g. Shrimp croquettes as a starter, steak béarnaise sauce or the Flemish carbonades.... A must when in Cape Town... we know it as real Belgians from Brussels and Ghent. Keep ongoing! Fantastic quality ! Smakelijk, Bon appetit

Thank peterpalo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?