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Den Anker

Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 0249
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (231 reviews)
“belgium beer” (64 reviews)
“marrow bone” (24 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined here for lunch and we were seated straight away. The staff were very welcoming. The waitress had good knowledge of the food and wine on offer. The food and drink was served quickly and it was superb. We then had desserts with a...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy access from our hotel, good menu, good service, good location, nothing to complain about. Food was good, not great but didn't expect that, good atmosphere reasonable prices, I'd say try it, you can't loose!

Thank siestafe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Considering this place is on the waterfront it is still reasonable value for what you get. We were here about 12 years ago and not much has changed. Typical Belgian menu with the classics like moules and boeuf American but something for everyone including kids....More

Thank finny123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Will keep this short and sweet: Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, great food. We had one of the best meals of our 2 week holiday there. Scored 4 instead of 5 because there was a couple of mistakes during service - I was served the...More

Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately we were South Africans visiting a restaurant located in a hub for foreign tourists, thus making us prone to disappoint staff who see and hear ours accents aren't foreign. Firstly, the hostess didn't seem to care much about our need to sit in a...More

Thank James B
reg0301, General Manager at Den Anker, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to review Den Anker and offer your observations regarding the treatment of South Africans vs our foreign visitors. The impression that was created is not close to the ethos of our establishment and I find it a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fab views of the marina and the mountains. Serving staff are all lovely and the food was delicious. Really lovely atmosphere - it's Great for a drink

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, wine selection and service par excellence. Wide variety and divine dessert menu. Good for any occasion.

Thank FrankFredericks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife came for dinner. Ordered kingklip mousouline, a tomato soup and a south african dish. Food was quite strange, and the fish wasnt cooked so well. The tomato soup was nice though. The restaurants enviroment is very nice, and the service is...More

Thank Rperi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would definitely go back to Den Anker. View from most every table. Fish was excellent. Unusual Belgium beer, I tried the mango and pineapple??? Fun place. Reasonably priced.

Thank psk10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer days, this Resturant is perfect to wind down and take in the beauty of the waterfront right in. Great mussels and seafood mixtures. The unique beer selection is also a winner, order the one with the weird handle. Something very different indeed!

Thank Graemeswanepoel2
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Response from reg0301 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi - please send me your email address and I'll gladly send on the details.thank u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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