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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was your typical overpriced and decidedly average restaurant whose only selling point is their location. The service was bad, the beer terrible and the food as average as it comes. It's pretty hard to mess up a simple prawns and chips dish yet, somehow they did. All the meals that my table ordered were tasteless. Don't be swayed... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know, strange title right... my personal opinion though... with Belgium restaurants as perfectly placed as this in the heart of the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town to almost miss it every time I come here with a dish is tragic for me as it has the potential of perfection! From the little details for me reception... More 

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Thank foodierushni_za
CT
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246 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are beer aficionados and were excited to learn about Den Anker. We made a reservation for Christmas Eve dinner there and it was an experience to remember. Den Anker is a Belgian beer bar on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town. Beautiful water views, so try to get a window table (if you are inside) if you... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The VA Waterfront is a bit of a tourist trap, but this place lives up to the prestigious surroundings. Good good and great service. My wife and I called in on a busy Monday evening to find no tables available. The staff sat us down at the bar and kept the drinks flowing until a table became available. Thanks guys... More 

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Thank Rob M
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very popular so you really need to book. Great atmosphere inside and because we had not booked we sat up at the bar. We were really well looked after and the food and drinks were excellent. It is a fun restaurant with first class food and if you get near the window, a good view of Table... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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709 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed reviews at our table tonight. The lobster bisque has "no lobster ", and the first selection for dinner was out of. The fish was a little fishy . The service was a little slow. The conversation at the table was centered on what missing with our dinner. Just not as good as expected . Everyone decided to skip desert... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I advice you to choose the peppersteak accompanied by the Belgium beer La Chouffe. Enjoy! I also had a bisgue from lobster. I added Some extra lemonjuice and a dash of cognac. Al tables were reserved. So we sat at the bar. Which was no problem at all.

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Thank PietervandeRest
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Instead of riding CTCT... we sat overlooking the water and the mountain. My friend had what looked to be a very tasty tar tar ... whilst I just enjoyed a few imported beers. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Brendan K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beer in town. DUVEL is actually the best beer in the world. If you didn't make a booking, no problem, you can sit at the counter. Great mussels. Nice views.

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Thank camelman082
Ascot, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service from Bryton. Having lived in Brussels (Tervuren) for a number of years I was keen to relive the experience of moules and frites. Excellent moules mariniere although the frites a little on the dry side. Accompanied by a Kwak beer and finished with a Dame Blanche. All items to be found on every good Belgian restaurant.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, 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?